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US F-18 jet crashes in England, 1 person reported killed

LONDON (AP) — British police said one person was killed when a military jet crashed Wednesday near an air base. The U.S. Embassy in London said the plane was a supersonic F-18, and the Air Force said it was investigating.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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Syria's President Assad met with Russian leader in Moscow, in 1st trip abroad since 2011

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad has traveled to Moscow in his first known trip abroad since war broke out in Syria in 2011, meeting his strongest ally Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The two leaders stressed that the military operations in Syria— in which Moscow is the latest and most powerful addition— must lead to a political process.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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Rep. Ryan seeks unity from House GOP to run for speaker

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is seeking unity in a place it's rarely found, telling House Republicans he will serve as their speaker only if they embrace him by week's end as their consensus candidate.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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Cancer group's mammogram advice: Start later and get fewer

CHICAGO (AP) — The American Cancer Society now says women should start mammograms later in life and get fewer of them, a stance that puts the trusted group closer to an influential government task force's advice.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Egypt fixing Tutankhamun mask after botched epoxy repair

CAIRO (AP) — Restorers put their work on the famed golden burial mask of King Tutankhamun on display in Cairo on Tuesday, over a year after the beard was accidentally knocked off and hastily glued back on with epoxy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Indiana student arrested in attack on Muslim woman

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A 19-year-old Indiana University student accused of trying to remove a Muslim woman's headscarf and shouting racial slurs says he had been drinking alcohol and hadn't taken his anti-anxiety medication prior to the incident.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Why optimism about the US economy's strength has dimmed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers, fueled by job growth, cheaper gas and higher home values, would drive the U.S. economy through a global slump.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Government tightens payments to for-profit college ITT Tech

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Education Department officials are placing new limits on federal student aid administered by struggling for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services, which serves about 50,000 students in 27 states.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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