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Islamic State group seizes villages north of Aleppo city

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants seized several villages from rival insurgents north of Aleppo city Friday, in a surprise attack that came despite intensive Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremist group, activists said.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2015

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US airman stabbed months after thwarting French train attack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after he was severely cut while helping stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was repeatedly stabbed in what police said was an alcohol-fueled, late-night brawl in a Sacramento nightclub district.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2015

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US stocks open higher, on track for best week this year

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening modestly higher, keeping the market on track for its best week this year.

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Israel on high alert as violence spreads to Gaza border

JERUSALEM (AP) — At least four attacks — three by Palestinians and one by an Israeli — as well as deadly clashes along the Gaza border threatened to escalate tensions throughout the country on Friday as Israel struggled to control spiraling violence.

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Fire company uses purple truck to focus on domestic violence

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania volunteer fire company is using a purple fire truck to raise awareness of domestic violence.

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Receding floodwaters lead to homecoming heartbreak

SUMMERTON, S.C. (AP) — The pungent stench of mildew greeted Asiah Lewis when she came home to her apartment, her footsteps making squishing sounds on the carpet as she picked through soggy clothes piled on a bed and a lifted a moldy shoe from the floor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Getting clean: Heroin addict goes through pioneering program

BOSTON (AP) — Kylee Moriarty has experienced her share of ups and downs since deciding to kick her heroin habit this past summer.

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Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that chronicled the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and those that followed in the wake of its 1991 collapse.

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