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U.S. opens new front against Islamic State with airstrikes in Syria
The United States and several allies launched airstrikes inside Syria for the first time late Monday, the Pentagon said, a heavy bombardment against multiple targets that marked an aggressive expansion of President Obama's war on Islamic State militants.
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:42:00 PDT)

Ebola virus in humans may be here to stay; fatality rate is 71%
In a grim assessment of the Ebola epidemic, researchers say the deadly virus threatens to become endemic to West Africa instead of eventually disappearing from humans.
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:25:00 PDT)

White House fence jumper was fixated on president, prosecutor says
The troubled Iraq war veteran who scaled the White House fence had a dangerous fixation on the president, stockpiling weapons and ammunition and carrying a map to the White House stuffed in a Bible during an earlier arrest, a federal prosecutor said Monday.
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:11:00 PDT)

Former air marshal's whistle-blower case moves to high court
A federal air marshal who was fired in 2006 after exposing government plans to withdraw security from airliners asserted in U.S. Supreme Court filings Monday that the way the Transportation Security Administration restricts the release of sensitive information is arbitrary and inconsistent.
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:45:00 PDT)

West Coast warming linked to naturally occurring changes
Naturally occurring changes in winds, not human-caused climate change, are responsible for most of the warming on land and in the sea along the West Coast of North America over the last century, a study has found.
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:46:00 PDT)

For longtime Montgomery resident, chief's gesture 'spoke volumes'
Mary Ellen Noone recalls those bleak years in the back of the bus, when her pride would desert her as her parents warned about blacks "knowing their place."
(Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:00:00 PDT)

Police chief's apology sows healing, friendship
The phone call that changed Police Chief Kevin Murphy's life came late on a Friday afternoon last year: The mayor of this cordial Southern capital asked him to greet a delegation arriving the next morning from Washington.
(Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:00:00 PDT)

Bill Clinton outlines 100-day agenda for next president
Hillary Rodham Clinton seems more eager to talk about her soon-to-arrive grandchild than her plans for a potential presidential run, but her husband seemed more than happy to allude to both prospects Monday.
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:29:00 PDT)

Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance
Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said Monday.
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:33:00 PDT)

Found at Canadian border: 3 Afghan soldiers missing from Cape Cod
Three Afghan soldiers, who went missing while in Massachusetts for military training, have been found trying to cross the border into Canada, a Defense Department official said Monday.
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:38:00 PDT)

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