Iraq officials say Baghdad car bomb has killed 12

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police officials say a car bomb detonated in a busy commercial district in central Baghdad has killed at least 12 people. Officials say the bombing took place in the eastern Baghdad district of Ur on Monday evening. The explosion also wounded at least...

Iraqi Kurdish forces receiving western training

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish forces have begun receiving training from western allies including the United States as they seek to beef up their capabilities against the Islamic State militant group, a top Kurdish security official said Monday. Helgurd Hikmet, general...
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Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

Kurdish demonsrators clash with Turkish security forces as thousands of Syrian refugees continue to arrive at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Turkey opened its border Saturday to allow in up to 60,000 people who massed on the Turkey-Syria border, fleeing the...

Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve delivers his speech during a press conference in Paris, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. France’s top security official says militants from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed...
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Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

A baby pig sleeps in front of an ambulance used at the Connaught Hospital as part of their Ebola virus fleet, during a three-day lockdown to prevent the spread on the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Volunteers going door to door during a three-day...
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Tensions high as ambush suspect evades capture

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett speaks of accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein during a news conference at Blooming Grove Municipal Township Building in Blooming Grove Township, Pa., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. At left is Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin and in center is...
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Syria says Washington informed it before strikes

FILE – In this undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State group, march in Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic State group will likely...
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Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak

Nurses during training to use Ebola protective gear by World Health Organization, WHO, worker’s, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone’s capital on Thursday stocking up for a three-day shutdown that...
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Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state

In this Aug. 20, 2014, photo, Jessica Huskey stands by a yellow ribbon placed there by her spouse Nivia Huskey before Nivia’s military deployment in Jacksonville, N.C. Last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act ensured that...
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Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

FILE – This undated file image released by the Israel Defense Forces shows a combination of three photos of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, who disappeared while hitchhiking home...