A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day....
UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000
GENEVA (AP) -- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday....
Ukraine, NATO, US: Russian forces inside Ukraine
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) -- "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," the country's president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council. Reports from analysts to separatist rebels to NATO and U.S. officials backed up that assessment....
Islamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group has killed dozens of Syrian soldiers it captured after overrunning a military base in northeastern Syria, shooting some and using knives on others in the latest brutal mass killing attributed to the extremists, activists said Thursday....
Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip has met with skepticism from many Israelis, according to a poll published Thursday....
US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus....
A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat....
France suggests Europe could help as Gaza monitor
PARIS (AP) -- France's president is calling on the international community to help enforce the cease-fire in Gaza, suggesting that Europe could play a role in monitoring the dismantling of tunnels dug by Hamas militants as well as helping to secure gateways between Gaza and Egypt and Israel....
Phone call data may alter Malaysia jet search area
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new analysis of a failed attempt to call the plane by satellite phone....
UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United Nations representative for Afghanistan says an audit of the country's presidential election should be completed around Sept. 10 and that the inauguration could happen after that....
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says county police who patrol county parks are under-utilized. He wants to replace about 50 county police with 20 park rangers. No police will be laid off and park rangers would conduct more programs for the visiting public. Fitzgerald says the police will be reassigned to communities that are experiencing spikes in homicides, drug activity and other serious crimes.
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