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Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014

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Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014

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Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014

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Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014

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UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014

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Daughter: Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably'

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers was hospitalized Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014

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UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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