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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.

9/10/2014 8:43 AM
High-tech survey looks beneath Stonehenge
LONDON  — There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor’s eye.

9/10/2014 9:50 AM
Kerry to meet with new Iraqi leader
BAGHDAD  — With a new Iraqi government finally in place and a growing Mideast consensus on defeating insurgent threats, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad today to press Iraq’s Shiite leader to quickly deliver more power to wary Sunnis — or jeopardize any hope of defeating the Islamic State group.

9/10/2014 8:50 AM
Haiti prisons scrutinized after breakout
CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti — Sudden gunfire rattled the morning routine outside the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison and soon inmates, many barefoot and shirtless, dashed frantically from the maximum-security facility, startling street vendors as they looted their wares and fled through the unpaved streets.