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  • US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say the U.S.-led coalition has struck targets of the Islamic State group near a besieged Kurdish town along Syria's border with Turkey. It was not immediately clear if Tuesday's airstrikes succeeded in halting the militants' advance on Koubani, also known as Ayn Arab....

  • Iraqi Arabs claim persecution by Kurds

    KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city, would inevitably be next. Government soldiers had dropped their weapons and abandoned their posts —...

  • Car crash damages Poland's famous Solidarity wall

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police say a car crash has knocked down a historic wall that unemployed electrician Lech Walesa jumped over in 1980 to lead a Gdansk shipyard strike that grew into the country's massive Solidarity freedom movement. Part of the Gdansk Shipyard wall was placed in...

  • Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States have signed a long-awaited security pact that will allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year. At a Tuesday ceremony in the capital, Kabul, newly appointed national security adviser Mohmmad Hanif Atmar signed the...

  • 3rd company looks to expand gas pipeline in Maine

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Another major energy company has made a proposal to the Maine Public Utilities Commission to expand natural gas pipeline capacity in the state. Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. filed a plan Monday in which the state could contract to secure specific supplies of...

  • Md. man charged in heroin death could get life

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been indicted on charges that he sold heroin to someone who died as a result of taking the drug. A federal grand jury indicted 23-year-old Russell Edward Johnson of Lusby on four drug charges on Monday. It's unclear Johnson he has an attorney....

  • Dead manatee washes ashore near Riviera Beach

    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A boat struck and killed a 10-year-old female manatee off Riviera Beach in Palm Beach County. The manatee washed ashore Monday at Ocean Reef park. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say a necropsy found the 1,100-pound manatee died of blunt...

  • Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives. Soon her mother's sorrow became so...

  • Colorado high court considers pot firing case

    DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can't find steady work because employers are wary of...

  • 7 Va. localities designated drug trafficking areas

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six cities and one county in Virginia are getting help from the federal government to reduce drug abuse and drug trafficking. Tazewell County and the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach have been designated as high intensity...

  • 16 on school bus injured in collision with biker

    ACCORD, N.Y. (AP) — State police say more than a dozen members of two high school field hockey teams suffered minor injuries when their bus collided with a motorcycle on a Hudson Valley road. Troopers say a 53-year-old Stone Ridge man was slowing down his motorcycle in traffic on Route 209...

  • Woman repeatedly stabbed in Md. robbery attempt

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A woman is fighting for her life Tuesday and police are looking for the man who stabbed her during a robbery attempt in Montgomery County. Police say the 31-year-old woman was walking in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring on...

  • Iran to help Lebanon army fight extremists

    BEIRUT (AP) — Iran will supply the Lebanese army with military equipment to be used in fighting Muslim extremist groups, a visiting senior Iranian official said on Tuesday. The announcement marks the first time that Iran has said it would give Lebanon military assistance. Tehran has offered...

  • Viagra ads target women for 1st time

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women. In the new 60-second ad, a middle-aged woman reclining on a bed in a tropical...

  • Expansion planned at Ohio Airstream plant

    JACKSON CENTER, Ohio (AP) — The company that makes the iconic silver Airstream travel-trailers at a western Ohio factory is announcing a $5.9 million expansion. The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/YFXjXF ) reports that Thor Industries announced the expansion on Monday for its Airstream...



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