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National & World U.S., Arab allies hit Islamic State strongholds in Syria, Iraq (New) U.S., Arab allies hit Islamic State strongholds in Syria, Iraq (Photo Gallery)
Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq as a simultaneous U.S. strike attacked an al-Qaida cell of hardened veterans with "significant explosives skills" said to be plotting attacks on the U.S. and Western interests.
National & World U.S.: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-January (New) U.S.: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-January (Photo Gallery)
New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically - the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone - unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up.
National & World UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change (New) UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change
Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.
National & World Amnesty International blasts China's torture tool industry
Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.
National & World White House intruder had ammo, machete and hatchets in car White House intruder had ammo, machete and hatchets in car
Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.
National & World Closely watched Hawaii lava flow stalls Closely watched Hawaii lava flow stalls
Lava threatening rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island has essentially stalled for now, officials said Monday, but that isn't putting anyone at ease.
National & World NYC ex-mayor to help fight dictator's video game suit NYC ex-mayor to help fight dictator's video game suit
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" games.
National & World Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons
A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.
National & World Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found
Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail as he travels on foot through rugged forests in northeastern Pennsylvania.
National & World 9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect 9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect (Photo Gallery)
Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities have had no contact with the suspect they describe as a self-taught survivalist despite an intensive search that shut down the heavily wooded community where he lived with his parents.
National & World Armed officers comb ambush suspect's woods Armed officers comb ambush suspect's woods (Photo Gallery)
Authorities who spent the night in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents donned bulletproof vests and gathered heavy rifles before fanning out Saturday morning.
National & World Second man arrested trying to enter White House Second man arrested trying to enter White House (Photo Gallery)
A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential residence before being apprehended. The president and first family were not at home.