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8/27/2014 6:35 AM
AP source: American militant said killed in Syria
NEW HOPE, Minn. — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said.

8/27/2014 6:30 AM
IMF chief under investigation
PARIS — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed today under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister.

8/26/2014 11:24 AM
New Gaza ceasefire deal, Egyptian officials say
CAIRO — Israel and Palestinian leaders reached an agreement today for a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, two Egyptian officials said.

8/26/2014 11:22 AM
Obama sets stage for Syria strikes
President Barack Obama has authorized the U.S. military to conduct surveillance flights over Syria, a possible prelude to attacks on Islamic State targets there, according to a Defense Department official.

8/26/2014 9:40 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:

8/26/2014 7:32 AM
Kurdistan President: Iran supplied us weapons
ARBIL — Iran supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said today at a joint press conference with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.

8/26/2014 7:25 AM
Samoa hit by earthquake
SINGAPORE — A shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck off the tiny South Pacific nation of Samoa, the United States Geological Survey said on Tuesday.

8/26/2014 6:31 AM
Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops today, collapsing one building and severely damaging the other in a further escalation of seven weeks of cross-border fighting with Hamas.

8/26/2014 12:00 AM
10 Russian tanks roll into Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine — A column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles entered southeastern Ukraine about dawn Monday, a Ukrainian official said — a move that brings conflict to an area that escaped the intense fighting of recent weeks.

8/25/2014 8:46 PM
U.S. prepares military options in Syria
WASHINGTON — The United States is preparing military options, including surveillance flights, to pressure Islamic State in Syria, U.S. officials said today, but they cautioned no decision had been made to expand U.S. action beyond the limited airstrikes under way in Iraq.