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Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

Former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising Steak Fry, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fall fundraiser south of Des Moines.



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NYC judge will weigh video in missing boy case

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, Pedro Hernandez, right, appears in Manhattan criminal court with his attorney Harvey Fishbein, in New York. Circumstances of Hernandez' confession are set to be scrutinized at a hearing to determine whether his statements are fair game for trial -- a question that rests partly on whether he was mentally capable of waiving his rights. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City judge will decide whether to allow the videotaped confession of a man charged with killing a boy who disappeared in 1979.



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Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed

In this image made available from the UNHCR on Monday Sept. 15, 2014 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, visits Dr. Ayman Mustafa, a Syrian refugee, at his apartment in Valetta, Malta on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. On October 11, 2013 a boat on which he, his wife and daughter boarded to seek refuge, capsized. His wife and daughter drowned. Since the start of 2014, more than 2,500 asylum seekers have perished trying to cross the Mediterranean.. (AP Photo/Pete Muller/Prime for UNHCR)GENEVA (AP) — About 500 Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week, the International Organization for Migration said Monday.



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Apple receives record pre-orders for new iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the iPhone 6 on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)(Reuters) – Apple Inc said it received record first-day pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with over four million in the first 24 hours, meaning many customers will have to wait for their new phones. Apple said a significant number of orders will be delivered to customers beginning Friday, but many will be delivered in October.



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New Miss America hits the Atlantic City surf

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, right, walks the runway after she was named Miss America 2015 during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The new Miss America followed in the footsteps of her predecessors and posed for pictures in the Atlantic City surf.



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Congress gets chance to probe Obama’s war strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — This week offers Congress its best chance to get answers about President Barack Obama’s new Mideast counterterror strategy.
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Hiassen a National Book Award finalist

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, file photo, Jacqueline Woodson, a nominee for the National Book Award for young people's literature, poses for photographers before the ceremony in New York. Carl Hiassen, Laurie Halse Anderson and Woodson are among the 10 authors on the National Book Awards’ longlist for young people’s literature, the National Book Foundation announced Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Hiassen, Laurie Halse Anderson and Jacqueline Woodson are among the 10 authors on the National Book Awards' longlist for young people's literature.



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Russia says Alrosa prospecting for Zimbabwe diamonds

HARARE (Reuters) – Diamond mining company Alrosa is partnering a Zimbabwe-Russia joint venture company to prospect for diamonds in the southern African country, Russia’s trade and industry minister said on Monday. Russia’s major investment in Zimbabwe is a joint-venture diamond and gold mining company in eastern Zimbabwe, DTZ-OZGEO, and Moscow is also planning a joint platinum mining operation outside the capital Harare. …
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Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead.
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Nigerian defense: Hope pilots alive in missing jet

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s defense chief says he hopes the pilots of a missing fighter jet are alive.
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Microsoft to buy Minecraft creator Mojang for $2.5 bn

Employees of Swedish company Mojang, the creator of videogames like Minecraft, at work at their offices in Stockholm on November 10, 2012Stockholm (AFP) – The creators of the videogame Minecraft, the Swedish company Mojang, on Monday announced a takeover by the US software giant Microsoft worth $2.5 billion (1.93 billion euros).



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Iraq calls for end to extremist ‘sanctuaries’

French President Francois Hollande, second right, discusses with his Iraqi counterpart Fouad Massoum, second left, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 15 2014. Reconnaissance planes at the ready, Hollande said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders. (AP Photo/Etienne Laurent, Pool)PARIS (AP) — Diplomats from around the world pledged to fight Islamic State militants "by any means necessary" as Iraq asked allies to thwart the extremists wherever they find sanctuary. Iran and the United States ruled out coordinating with each other, leaving Baghdad's government caught between two powerful and antagonistic allies.



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Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (AP) — After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution.
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Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie to life in jail

Mohamed El-Beltagi, a leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood, gestures during his trial at a court in CairoCAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian court sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's top official Mohamed Badie and 14 others to life in jail on Monday on charges of murder and inciting violence during a protest near Cairo last year. The session had been designated for witness statements to be heard but the judge surprised journalists and others present by issuing a verdict. Badie, the general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, is among hundreds of the organisation's members who have already been sentenced to death in mass trials that have drawn criticism from Western governments and human rights groups.



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Vietnam soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

American Civil WarWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War.



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Air France strike as Europe faces low-cost shakeup

Travelers look at departure boards at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy, near Paris, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with competition. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the company is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with rivals.



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1 of 2 California wildfires grows substantially

Firefighters work the hillside in Silverado Canyon, Calif., while a helicopter drops water on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Officials said the brush fire, burning in the Cleveland National Forest in eastern Orange County, is 10 percent contained. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Mindy Schauer)POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say one of two wildfires threatening homes in California grew by hundreds of acres overnight.



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ZF buying TRW Automotive for about $11.74B

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — ZF Friedrichshafen AG is buying Michigan-based TRW Automotive for approximately $11.74 billion.
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PM Cameron to appeal to keep Britain intact on last Scotland visit before vote

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a visit to the offices of financial company Scottish Widows in EdinburghBy Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew Osborn ABERDEEN/LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to appeal to Scots' emotions on his last visit to Scotland before this week's historic referendum by warning them on Monday that a vote to leave the United Kingdom would be irreversible. With opinion polls suggesting the referendum remains too close to call, Cameron, the leader of the ruling Conservative party, which draws most of its support from England, will plead with voters not to use the referendum as a protest vote. "There's no going back from this. No re-run. …



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Cameron to appeal to keep Britain intact on last Scotland visit before vote

A "No" campaign placard and Union flag are seen outside a cottage on the Isle of North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides of ScotlandBy Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew Osborn ABERDEEN/LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to appeal to Scots' emotions on his last visit to Scotland before this week's historic referendum by warning them on Monday that a vote to leave the United Kingdom would be irreversible. With opinion polls suggesting the referendum remains too close to call, Cameron, the leader of the ruling Conservative party, which draws most of its support from England, will plead with voters not to use the referendum as a protest vote. If Scotland votes "yes" the UK will split and we will go our separate ways forever," he will say, according to advance extracts of his speech given to media by his advisers. Cameron's trip is a last-ditch effort to try to persuade Scotland's many undecided voters to reject independence.



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Mystery airstrikes target Libyan Islamist militias

CAIRO (AP) — Commanders and a spokesman for Libya’s Islamist-allied militias say four airstrikes by unidentified parties hit a western town near the capital Tripoli, killing one person and wounding five.
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Ukraine forecasts economy shrinking 6 percent this year

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s economy may shrink by 6 percent this year due to the financial burden of fighting a months-long separatist conflict in its eastern regions, Finance Minister Oleksander Shlapak said on Monday. “Minus 6 percent will be a good result because the economic situation has deteriorated dramatically in connection with the war in east Ukraine,” Shlapak told a government meeting. The forecast is in line with International Monetary Fund estimates, which expect the economy to contract by 6.5 percent this year, while the central bank predicts a fall of around 10 percent. …
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Former Russian paratroopers say lead combat in rebel-held east Ukraine

By Anton Zverev LUHANSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Surveying a ruined airport in the rebel stronghold of Luhansk, the ex-Russian paratrooper in trademark blue beret boasts that only “professionals” such as him can turn the tide in the conflict with Kiev in eastern Ukraine. Yakut, the nom de guerre offered by the fighter, says he left the Russian armed forces to fight with pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. When his job here is done, it is to the ranks of the Russian army that he will return. “Yes sir,” he says. “There can be no other way. …
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Funeral scheduled for trooper killed in ambush

This photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Cpl. Byron Dickson. Dickson was killed by a gunman as he left the police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pa. State police spokesman Trooper Tom Kelly said investigators hope to soon interview Trooper Alex Douglass, who was injured in the attack, to get additional information on the ambush. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police)Investigators followed up on leads that one state police spokesman called "fantastic" as the intensive manhunt for a gunman who ambushed two troopers outside their remote barracks, killing one, extended into a fourth day Monday.



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Uganda holds 19 terror suspects, seizes explosives

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities are holding 19 suspects arrested over an apparent terror plot, officials said Monday as the security agencies continued an operation to dismantle what they said was an al-Shabab cell plotting attacks in this East African country.
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Stocks open lower ahead of Fed meeting

FILE - This March 4, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. World stock markets sank Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks dropped in early trading Monday ahead of this week's potential pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. The Fed is nearing the end of its bond-buying stimulus program, and investors will be looking for indications of when policy makers will start raising interest rates.



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Prominent Egyptian activist to be released

Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah's mother, Laila Soueif, a university professor who is an also an activist, background left, his sister Mona Seif, wearing eyeglasses at center, and his wife, Manal Bahy Eddin Hassan at right, cheer after his release on bail at a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Relatives say that Egypt's most prominent activist who is standing retrial after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for violating to the country's draconian protest law, has been released on bail. (AP Photo/Ravy Shaker, El Shorouk) EGYPT OUTCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's most prominent activist, who is facing retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest law, was granted release on bail Monday, lawyers and relatives said.



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Special Report: Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

Nine-day-old chicks are pictured at a Foster Farms ranch near Turlock, CaliforniaInternal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation’s largest poultry producers routinely feed chickens an array of antibiotics – not just when sickness strikes, but as a standard practice over most of the birds’ lives. Some of the antibiotics belong to categories considered medically important to humans. The internal documents contain details on how five major companies – Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride, Perdue Farms, George’s and Koch Foods – medicate some of their flocks. The documented evidence of routine use of antibiotics for long durations was “astonishing,” said Donald Kennedy, a former U.S.



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