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  1. Top general: US ground troops possible in IraqTue, 16 Sep 2014 19:08:25 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress began debating Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.... More...
  2. Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:33:37 GMT
    LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence - and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.... More...
  3. US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight EbolaTue, 16 Sep 2014 19:21:50 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Under pressure to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa amid worries that the financial and human cost of the outbreak is growing exponentially in a region overwhelmed by the deadly virus.... More...
  4. UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop EbolaTue, 16 Sep 2014 19:11:51 GMT
    GENEVA (AP) -- The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe."... More...
  5. Tracing the rise of Ebola in West AfricaTue, 16 Sep 2014 17:44:07 GMT
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more nations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident.... More...
  6. Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California townTue, 16 Sep 2014 19:08:24 GMT
    WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Aided by calmer winds and another day of fire-retardant bomber sorties, firefighters mopped up Tuesday around the smoldering remains of 100 structures, most of them homes, after a wind-driven wildfire raced through a hillside neighborhood and forced more than 1,000 people to flee this small town near the Oregon border.... More...
  7. History books spark latest Texas classroom battleTue, 16 Sep 2014 19:10:17 GMT
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- As Texas mulls new history textbooks for its 5-plus million public school students, some academics are decrying lessons they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on America's Founding Fathers.... More...
  8. Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasiaTue, 16 Sep 2014 17:10:11 GMT
    BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace to society and can't live knowing that.... More...
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