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  • Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven. Using a mix of manned aircraft — fighter jets...

  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously...

  • Damascus says Washington informed Syria's UN envoy before striking Islamic State in Syria

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Damascus says Washington informed Syria's UN envoy before striking Islamic State in Syria.

  • Amnesty blasts China's torture tool industry

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday....

  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. Read more on NewsOK.

  • 100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate...

  • Christie still faces challenges for 2016

    For New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the rain may have subsided but the storm clouding the Republican's once sterling presidential prospects has yet to clear.

  • China stocks rebound on stronger manufacturing

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks rebounded Tuesday on unexpectedly strong manufacturing but other Asian markets fell following Wall Street's tumble. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2 percent to 2,293.71 and Sydney's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.4 percent at 5,382.70. Tokyo was closed...

  • Explosion at Chinese fireworks factory kills 12

    BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China killed 12 people and injured 33 others, the local government said Tuesday. Two people were also missing following Monday's blast, which shook Nanyang Export Fireworks Factory, the city of Liling in Hunan province said. It...

  • Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the...

  • China factory index ticks up, easing growth fears

    HONG KONG (AP) — Growth in China's sprawling manufacturing industry unexpectedly ticked higher in September, according to a report Tuesday, easing concerns about the No. 2 economy's recovery. HSBC's purchasing manager index edged up to 50.5 this month from 50.2 in August, based on a 100-point...

  • South Texas man accused of killing wife, young son

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man is jailed on capital murder charges after the bodies of his wife and 4-year-old son were found in a rubbish pile in the back yard of the family's Brownsville home. Donald Edward Pierce also has been charged with evading arrest. He's in a Cameron...

  • Car crashes into Orange County pie shop; 4 injured

    LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An 88-year-old woman crashed her sedan into a Southern California restaurant during the lunch rush hour, leaving another 88-year-old woman with critical head trauma and three other people with less serious injuries. Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi...

  • U.S. begins airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

    The Pentagon announced Monday that U.S. and coalition nations have begun airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • The Pentagon says US and partners begin airstrikes in Syria.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says US and partners begin airstrikes in Syria.



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