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Saturday, September 27

By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Today is Saturday, September 27, the 270th day of 2014. There are 95 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1540 - Pope...full story
updated 2014-09-20 06:42 AM
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 20, 2013 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, with her daughter Princess Anne greet her horse Estimate, who won the Gold Cup horse race on the third day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting, traditionally known as Ladies Day, in Ascot, England. A racehorse owned by Britain FILE - In this March 5, 2014 file photo, French-built warship BPC Vladivostock, designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships, leaves the Saint Nazaire's harbor, western France, for its test run on the open sea off coast of France. French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a 1.1 billion-euro French-made warship to Russia, despite increasing pressure for tougher European sanctions against Moscow over the fighting in Ukraine. European Union foreign ministers are meeting Tuesday July 22, 2014 in Brussels, with some calling for an arms embargo or other new punishment against Russia. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File) Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 21, 2014. Putin has lambasted those who use the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for "mercenary objectives," the Kremlin said Monday. In a statement posted on the Kremlin website, Putin again lashed out at Ukraine for ongoing violence with pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of the country. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service) FILE - In this Monday, July 21, 2014, file photo, a Palestinian overcome by emotion watches rescuers carry a body from the rubble of a house which was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File) A Palestinian inspects the damage of the Al-Shalam (Peace) tower, destroyed by an overnight Israeli strike, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said he'll do whatever is necessary to keep Israelis safe from Hamas attacks. Gaza health officials say hundreds Palestinians have died since the beginning of Israel FILE - This June 20, 2014 file photo, shows a combination of images of Russian nationwide weekend dailies' front pages on downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Moscow Russia, some of them reading "298 Victims of Someone Else's War," and "Kick From Behind." An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine FILE - In this Sunday, July 20, 2014, file photo, a Palestinian man is helped to flee Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, after an Israeli strike in the area. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) Police officers secure a refrigerated train loaded with bodies of the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 as it arrives in the Kharkiv railway station on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The train carrying the remains of people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Tuesday on their way to the Netherlands, a journey which has been agonizingly slow for relatives of the victims. (AP Photo/Olga Ivashchenko) FILE - In this Sunday, July 13, 2014, file photo, Palestinian mourners wait in a van carrying the bodies of some of the members of the Al-Batsh family who were killed in an Israeli air strike a day earlier, during a funeral procession in Gaza City. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File) Pro-Russian rebels, right, followed by members of the OSCE mission, walk by plane wreckage as they arrive for a media briefing at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission for the first time since last week's crash. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Saturday, September 27
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Today is Saturday, September 27, the 270th day of 2014. There are 95 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1540 - Pope....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:42 AM

Moody's backs UK bond rating after Scotland vote

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Moody's Investors Services maintained its rating on United Kingdom government-backed bonds Friday, a day after voters in Scotland decided against national....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:01 AM

Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill authorizing the military to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:01 AM

Lawyer: EU court agrees to hear Berlusconi appeal

Associated Press

ROME (AP) -- A lawyer for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says the European Court for Human Rights has agreed to take up one....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:01 AM

UN envoy says Iraq looks to countries for help

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The top U.N. envoy in Iraq is telling the U.N. Security Council the country is looking to the international community to....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:01 AM

Sweden: Russian military jets violate air space

Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden says it has summoned the Russian ambassador over an air space violation by two Russian military aircraft. The Swedish Foreign Ministry said....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:01 AM

AP EXCLUSIVE: CIA halts spying in Europe
By KEN DILANIAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:01 AM

Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A suspect in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Africa has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in federal court in....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:01 AM

Lawyer to ask feds to probe US police shooting Lawyer to ask feds to probe US police shooting
By BRADY McCOMBS
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- An attorney for the family of a black man who was killed by Utah police said Friday that he will....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:22 AM

License plate scanner networks capture movements License plate scanner networks capture movements
By TAMI ABDOLLAH and ELLIOT SPAGAT
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:01 AM

Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide
By SHAWN POGATCHNIK
Associated Press

KIRKCALDY, Scotland (AP) -- Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:01 AM

UN reaffirms support for force in Golan Heights

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is reaffirming its "unconditional support" for maintaining the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights that has....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:01 AM

Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda
By JOSH LEDERMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution to stem the flow of....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:01 AM

Quebec separatists look for positives in Scot vote
By BENJAMIN SHINGLER
Associated Press

MONTREAL (AP) -- Quebec separatists tried Friday to find the silver lining in Scotland's decision to stay within the United Kingdom. Members of Quebec's movement to....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:01 AM

Army Chief: US must avoid civilian deaths in Iraq
By LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. Army officer says it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:01 AM

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