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9/11/2014 11:24 AM
Congress voices support for Obama's request
WASHINGTON — On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats in Congress voiced strong pre-election support today for President Obama’s call for new authority to combat Islamic State militants in the heart of the Middle East.

9/11/2014 6:47 AM
Syrian rebels welcome Obama's speech
BEIRUT — Syria’s main Western-backed opposition group today welcomed President Obama’s authorization of U.S. airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group inside Syria, saying it stands “ready and willing” to partner with the international community to defeat the extremists.

9/11/2014 6:37 AM
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

9/10/2014 9:28 PM
Obama outlines fight against Islamic State
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama began outlining a sweeping and long-term strategy Wednesday night for combating the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, launching what could be the biggest counterterrorism campaign of his presidency.

9/10/2014 9:38 PM
Venezuela's oldest newspaper shuts down
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s oldest newspaper is shutting down because of a lack of newsprint and a difficult economic climate as the country grapples with chronic shortages.

9/10/2014 8:45 PM
Toronto mayor hospitalized with tumor
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was hospitalized with what doctors described as a tumor near his abdomen, and has apparently been battling stomach pain for months, hospital officials told reporters late Wednesday night.

9/10/2014 4:17 PM
Man posed as Lebanese diplomat for months
BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian authorities say a man posing as the Lebanese ambassador fooled local officials for months, until a suspicious army colonel checked with the embassy and unmasked him.

9/10/2014 2:29 PM
Gates Foundation to help fight Ebola
SEATTLE  — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that it will spend $50 million — on top of $10 million already committed — to support emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, marking the group’s largest donation to a humanitarian effort.

9/10/2014 1:39 PM
Scientists: The ozone layer is recovering
WASHINGTON  — Earth’s protective but fragile ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported today in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet.

9/10/2014 1:20 PM
France ready to participate in airstrikes
PARIS — France’s foreign minister said today his country is ready to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed.