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France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

PARIS (AP) — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrikes Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, Iraqi and French officials said.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014

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Review: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8

 

NEW YORK (AP) — The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem

 

NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers crowded the streets and markets of Sierra Leone's capital Thursday, stocking up for a three-day shutdown when volunteers will identify people infected with Ebola and hand out 1.5 million bars of soap, as authorities struggle to slow an accelerating outbreak.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

WASHINGTON (AP) — Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after its easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where leaders in both parties say approval is ensured.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014

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