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Obama: US ‘underestimated’ Islamic State threat

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the … Full story    

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Obama: US ‘underestimated’ Islamic State threat

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the … Full story    
Updated 1 hour ago

5 more bodies found at Japan volcano; toll now 36

KISO, Japan – Toxic gases and ash from still-erupting Mount Ontake forced Japanese rescue workers to call off the search for more victims Monday as … Full story    
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White House intruder gets far past front door

WASHINGTON – The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman … Full story    
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US-led airstrikes hit 4 Syrian provinces

ANTAKYA, Turkey (AP) – Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey … Full story    
Updated yesterday

China faces tricky balance in Hong Kong’s protests

BEIJING (AP) — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China’s Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma. Beijing cannot crack down too harshly on the … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Denver bank robbery suspect hams it up in mug shot

DENVER (AP) — A man captured after authorities say he tried to flee a bank robbery in Denver doesn’t seem too upset about his arrest. … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Selecting jurors to choose life or death for Arias

PHOENIX (AP) — About two dozen potential jurors who said they could not be impartial have been dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted … Full story    
Updated yesterday

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Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) – Doctors are in short supply. So are beds for patients. Six months after the Ebola outbreak emerged for the first time … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Hong Kong police use tear gas on protesters

HONG KONG – Pro-democracy demonstrators defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong’s top leader to go home, as the protests over Beijing’s … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Gaza war deals blow to Israel’s tourism industry

JERUSALEM – It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50-day war between Israel … Full story    
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Al-Qaida leader warns of revenge for Syrian airstrikes

BEIRUT – The leader of al-Qaida’s Syria affiliate vowed Sunday that his group would “use all possible means” to fight back against airstrikes by the … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Dempsey holds 1st challenge since mother’s loss

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Thousands of runners took part Saturday in the sixth Dempsey Challenge, the first time the cancer support fundraiser in honor of … Full story    
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Former Rep. James Traficant dies at 73

CLEVELAND (AP) – James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace

MOORE, Okla. (AP) – A man who had been fired from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb beheaded a woman with a … Full story    
Published:  September 27, 2014

Flights resume after fire is set

CHICAGO – All flights in and out of Chicago’s two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban air traffic control center that … Full story    
Published:  September 27, 2014

Trailer of rotten chicken towed to landfill

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) – An abandoned trailer containing 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken was towed to a landfill Friday after sitting at a western Montana … Full story    
Published:  September 27, 2014

Lawsuit accuses India’s PM of role in 2002 violence

NEW YORK – A federal court in New York has summoned India’s prime minister to respond to a lawsuit accusing him of human rights abuses, … Full story    
Published:  September 27, 2014

Low-budget talk-show host Skip E. Lowe dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) – When an earnest but sometimes inept talk-show host took to public-access television in 1978 with a celebrity name-dropping show, it seemed … Full story    
Published:  September 27, 2014

Therapy dogs serve Neb. students and staff

BEATRICE, Neb. – Listening to a good book, going for a walk and spreading lots of love are all in a day’s work for three … Full story    
Published:  September 27, 2014

Small towns restoring vintage movie theaters

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) – When the historic downtown movie theater in Webster City, Iowa, went bankrupt and shut down last year, some wondered whether … Full story    
Published:  September 27, 2014

Boston time capsule believed found in lion statue

BOSTON – What appears to be a window to Boston’s past has turned up in a rather unusual place: the head of a lion’s statue … Full story    
Published:  September 26, 2014