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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

The Obama administration is preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the Ebola afflicted region.

Economy at heart of confidence vote for French PM

France's prime minister defended his plan of economic reforms ahead of a vote of confidence Tuesday that will determine whether his government can push through critical spending and tax cuts... Read more »

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Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition... Read more »

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US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. Read more »

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Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. Read more »

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Legislator: 53 Turkish families joined IS

A Turkish opposition legislator said Tuesday that at least 53 Turkish families — some with children — had crossed into Syria to join the Islamic State group in the past week alone and... Read more »

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World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014

The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a... Read more »

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Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town

Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills. Read more »

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Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S. airstrikes against... Read more »

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Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

Thousands of Fijians are awaiting their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. Read more »

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Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a... Read more »

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Police: Ohio homicide suspect set himself on fire

A man who stepped into traffic and then set himself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt has been connected to a woman found dead in a Cleveland home, authorities said. Read more »

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Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes... Read more »

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Profile of Penn. gunman who ambushed troopers released

The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp. He made several trips to a state police barracks in northeastern... Read more »

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Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to... Read more »

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Extended warranties a big sell. Are they worth it?

Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big-ticket item like a car or kitchen appliance or a less expensive one like a television or phone. Read more »

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Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of a... Read more »

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Iraqi lawmakers reject picks for interior, defense

The Iraqi parliament rejected the prime minister's nominees for defense and interior ministers, leaving the two crucial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition prepares to intensify airstrikes... Read more »

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Scotland took long road to independence vote

On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring — and unfinished,... Read more »

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Thai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain

Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a... Read more »

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Researchers explore shipwrecks near San Francisco

Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush. Read more »

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Stagnant floodwater raising health risk in Kashmir

Health workers were scrambling Tuesday to manage a mounting health crisis nearly two weeks after massive flooding engulfed much of Kashmir, where they are treating cases of diarrhea, skin allergies... Read more »

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More children live to age 5, work still to be done

More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday. Read more »

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Lava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee

The Philippines' most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope in an ongoing gentle eruption, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said... Read more »

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5 countries where attitudes about the economy are improving

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In these five countries, citizens are feeling brighter than last year about the national economy. Read more »

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Woman survives 4 days after Nigeria building falls

Rescue workers early Tuesday dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slight injury, a government spokesman said. Read more »

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