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9/16/2014 4:36 PM
Obama: Ebola outbreak a global threat
ATLANTA — Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that the financial as well as human cost of the outbreak is rapidly spiraling out of control.

9/16/2014 3:59 PM
Brazil removed from hunger map
SAO PAULO — The Brazilian government today hailed a new United Nations report that for the first time removed Latin America’s biggest country from the World Hunger Map.

9/16/2014 9:50 AM
Hagel defends Obama's ISIS strategy
WASHINGTON — The nation’s top military leader told Congress on today that if President Obama’s expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq.


9/16/2014 8:26 AM
U.S. to assign 3,000 to fight Ebola
WASHINGTON — ATLANTA (AP) — Under pressure to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President 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.

9/16/2014 1:36 PM
DiCaprio named Messenger of Peace
UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.

9/16/2014 7:12 AM
Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops
KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy today, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.

9/16/2014 7:10 AM
Ukraine parliament ratifies E.U. pact
DONETSK, Ukraine  — Ukraine’s parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union today, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.

9/16/2014 1:36 AM
‘People of Scotland’ ready to vote
EDINBURGH — Scottish Nationalist leader, Alex Salmond, chooses his words carefully. It is not the Scottish or the Scots who will decide their country’s fate on Thursday, but “the people of Scotland,” a geographically defined group that Mr. Salmond has invoked in almost every speech, interview, and sound-bite of this long referendum campaign.

9/15/2014 10:01 PM
First U.S. airstrike delivered in ISIS fight
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters.