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  • Pelosi praises coalition strikes against Islamic State

    "With the world uniting to confront the brutality of [the Islamic State], we will disrupt, degrade and destroy this threat to global security and stability," the California Democrat said.

  • Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars orbit

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India will soon know if its first interplanetary mission will achieve its goal, when a spacecraft built with homegrown technology for a remarkably low price tag of $75 million begins its final maneuvers into orbit around Mars. If the Mars Orbiter Mission, affectionately...

  • Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's president said Tuesday that health workers found "many sick people and corpses" during a three-day lockdown of the country, which is battling an unprecedented Ebola outbreak. The Friday-through-Sunday lockdown — believed to be the most dramatic...

  • Pentagon says Khorasan group was nearing attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. bombed a cell of al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the U.S. or Europe, Pentagon officials say. Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, the...

  • Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined. The City Council voted Monday to impose the fines for not composting. KING reports (http://kng5.tv/Y1vOYe ) when the ordinance goes into effect next year, homeowners found with food scraps in their trash...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 22, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1 Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc. 2 YouTube, Google, Inc. 3 Diamond Digger Saga, King.com Limited 4 Beach Buggy Racing, Vector Unit 5 SwiftKey Keyboard, SwiftKey 6 Calculator for iPad Free,...

  • Soft data, Syria strikes hit US, European markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mostly lower and European stocks sank Tuesday following some disappointing economic reports and news that U.S.-led forces have started airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 33 points, or 0.2...

  • NetJets gets China's OK for new private jet firm

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — NetJets said Tuesday that its new joint venture will soon begin offering private charter flights in China now that regulators there have granted the company an operating certificate. NetJets, which sells partial ownership interests in business jets in the United States and...

  • Chief: Welding torch sparked Los Angeles port fire

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spark from a welder's torch caused a fire at a Port of Los Angeles wharf that was smoldering and sending up a huge plume of smoke Tuesday after forcing about 850 people to evacuate the night before, the city's fire chief said. While the bulk of the fire was under control,...

  • Astorino reports $32,000 for outside work

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Republican candidate for governor, Westchester County executive Rob Astorino, earned nearly $32,000 last year for outside work, according to 2013 tax returns released Tuesday. In addition to the $157,010 he took in as county executive, Astorino received $30,000 and...

  • Pair arraigned in crash that injured 2 NY cops

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York police officer remains hospitalized after authorities say he was struck by the driver of an alleged stolen car fleeing a traffic stop. Suffolk County Police say Officer Nicholas Guerrero was in critical but stable condition Tuesday at Stony Brook...

  • Chicago mayor wants Illinois to reform drug laws

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor in Illinois and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense. Emanuel said in a news release that the Illinois...

  • Obama admin creates Korean land mine exception

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after announcing its intention to largely comply with an international treaty banning land mines, the Obama administration on Tuesday carved out an exception for its stockpile of the weapons on the Korean Peninsula. The White House, Pentagon and State Department...

  • Algerian troops search for kidnapped Frenchman

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian police and soldiers combed the imposing Djura Djura mountains on Tuesday searching for a kidnapped Frenchman that a security official said had been snatched by a former al-Qaida commander. Residents described roads choked with military trucks and helicopters...

  • Azerbaijan nabs 26 alleged militants

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Authorities in Azerbaijan said Tuesday they have arrested 26 citizens of the ex-Soviet nation accused of joining militants in Syria, including the Islamic State group. Azerbaijan, a staunch U.S. ally, announced the arrests hours after the U.S. and its Arab allies...



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