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News ImageWEED, Calif. (AP) They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee.
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U.S. general says cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq
News ImageBy Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against Islamic State militants, but the White House stressed they would not deploy on a combat mission. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, said there was no intention now to place American military advisers on the ground in direct combat. U.S. assistance is taking other forms, including air strikes. ...
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Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners
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Miley Cyrus date barely makes court appearance
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:04:07 -0400
UN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) Sam Kutesa began his first day as president of the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday by describing the current year as "tumultuous" and the year ahead as "momentous" for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:02:37 -0400
NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:54:44 -0400
Sheriff: Deputies visited victim before 4 slain
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) Days before Megan Brown's body was found in a field with her slain parents and new boyfriend, deputies had responded to the family's rented waterfront home to investigate a report of domestic violence. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:53:29 -0400
Sponsors nervy as league struggles with violence
News ImageLos Angeles (AFP) - The National Football League faced a backlash from sponsors on Tuesday as it battled to stem negative headlines from a string of violent off-field incidents involving star players.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:48:12 -0400
Woman in wildfire's path lost almost everything
News ImageWEED, Calif. (AP) Kate Stonecypher awoke Monday and thought about wearing boots to work but decided on sneakers instead.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:46:46 -0400
Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile
The Mexican government prepared to begin airlifting tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:45:38 -0400
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