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9/23/2014 4:29 PM
Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone  — Health teams that went door-to-door in Sierra Leone found 130 confirmed cases of Ebola during a nationwide shutdown to slow the spread of the disease, an official said Tuesday, as authorities consider repeating the unprecedented exercise.

9/23/2014 1:43 PM
Cameron: Queen 'purred' after Scottish vote
LONDON — Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has been overheard describing his nervousness about the Scotland referendum and how Queen Elizabeth II appeared relieved when he called to tell her the result.

9/23/2014 10:52 AM
U.S., allies begin airstrikes in Syria
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. simultaneously targeted an al-Qaeda cell said to be plotting imminent attacks on American and other Western interests, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

9/23/2014 10:29 AM
U.S. airstrikes have not deterred ISIS
BAGHDAD — After six weeks of U.S. airstrikes, the Iraqi government’s forces have scarcely budged Sunni extremists of the Islamic State from their hold on more than a quarter of the country, in part because many critical Sunni tribes remain on the sidelines.

9/23/2014 10:57 AM
Syrian Kurds want to help U.S.
BEIRUT — The dominant Kurdish political group in Syria welcomed U.S.-led strikes on Islamic State militants in the country and said today that it wanted to coordinate on confronting the militant group.

9/23/2014 10:54 AM
CDC: ebola may escalate exponentially
Yet another set of ominous projections about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was released today, in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gave worst- and best-case estimates for Liberia and Sierra Leone based on computer modeling.

9/23/2014 9:18 AM
Obama administration fights corporate tax avoidance
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation’s complex corporate tax code.

9/23/2014 8:43 AM
Afghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at U.S.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech today to take one last swipe at the United States, capping a long-testy relationship with the accusation that America hasn’t wanted peace in Afghanistan.

9/23/2014 8:13 AM
Diplomats owe NYC $16M in parking fines
NEW YORK — New York City is owed over $16 million in unpaid parking tickets issued to foreign diplomatic vehicles.

9/23/2014 8:08 AM
S. Africa, Russia in nuclear talks
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed this week with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries and is not a contract to build power plants, government officials said today.