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  • Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Some 130,000 Syrian refugees have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday, warning that the number could rise further as the militants press ahead with an onslaught. Numan...

  • Kerry: US looking for help from Turkey against IS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is expecting that Turkey will step up in the fight against the Islamic State group now that the country has secured the release of 49 hostages that were held by the militants. The hostages — 46 Turks and three Iraqis — were...

  • Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants....

  • German Merck to buy St. Louis-based Sigma-Aldrich

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion in a deal Merck says will strengthen its business in chemicals and laboratory equipment. Darmstadt-based Merck KGaA said Monday it is paying $140 per...

  • Firefighters extinguish blaze at Texas school

    POST, Texas (AP) — Elementary school classes have been canceled in a West Texas city after fire crews worked seven hours to battle flames at the school. Authorities say they don't know what started the fire at the Post Elementary School on Sunday. The extent of the damage is also unclear. No...

  • Western NY paper plants damaged in massive fire

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a stubborn fire that burned through stacks of paper products at neighboring western New York industries. Fire officials tell local media that the blaze was reported around 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Greenpac and...

  • Districts in Orlando, Atlanta up for school prize

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — School districts in Atlanta and Orlando are vying for the largest education award given to U.S. school districts. Officials will announce Monday whether the $1 million Broad Prize for Urban Education goes to Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia or Orange County Public...

  • Woman dies in wrong-way crash on I-75 near Tampa

    DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Traffic is moving slowly along southbound Interstate 75 near Tampa following a fatal, wrong-way crash. The crash happened early Monday near Dade City in Pasco County. The Florida Highway Patrol says a 25-year-old was driving north in the inside lane of I-75 around 4:35...

  • Gillibrand's weight critic revealed

    For days, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has refused to reveal which male colleague called her "chubby," an anecdote she's used to demonstrate problems facing female politicians.

  • Accused White House intruder to appear in court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Following an embarrassing security breach at the White House, one of the most closely protected buildings in the world, the Secret Service is said to be considering establishing new checkpoints to screen tourists in public areas near the presidential mansion. Meanwhile, the...

  • France: IS has threatened coalition civilians

    PARIS (AP) — France's top security official says militants from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the extremists. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says he is confident in the country's security. Cazeneuve said Monday...

  • Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide

    MADRID (AP) — Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp available in the world right now, and they were considering alternative treatments. The priest, Manuel...

  • Germany organizing conference on refugee crisis

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Foreign Ministry says it is organizing an international conference on the refugee crisis resulting from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Sawsan Chebli said Monday that Germany was planning the conference for Oct. 28, "since we can't assume...

  • UK's Cameron hosts talks on Scottish voting rights

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting a summit with senior officials from his Conservative Party to try to placate anger over promises made to Scotland during the referendum campaign. Monday's high-level gathering at Chequers, Cameron's official country retreat, comes...

  • Auxilium Pharma rejects Endo's takeover offer

    CHESTERBROOK, Pa. (AP) — Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s board has rejected an approximately $1.4 billion unsolicited takeover offer from Ireland's Endo International PLC. Auxilium, based in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania, had adopted a one-year "poison pill" shareholder rights plan last week. The...



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