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A large mother earth float is rolled along 42nd Street in New York during a climate change march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

‘In the race of our lives’ with climate change

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NEW YORK — Thousands of peaceful demonstrators, including Native Americans in traditional clothing, politicians and top environmental activists, descended on Manhattan Sunday to draw attention to climate change. The People’s Climate March came before a United Nations Climate Summit scheduled to begin Tuesday, when 120 world leaders will meet to discuss strategies for achieving a new global climate treaty. The … 0

US general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq

Sunday, September 21, 2014

ZAGREB, Croatia — The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday. “We want them to wake up every day realizing that … 0

Scotland’s leader: Voters ‘tricked’ in referendum

Sunday, September 21, 2014

LONDON — The debate over Scotland’s future fizzled amid a bitter war of words Sunday, with the Scottish leader claiming his countrymen were “tricked” into rejecting independence in a referendum and Britain’s three main political parties bickering over how to take political reform forward. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s outgoing independence leader, accused politicians in … 0

US vs. ISIS?

Friday, September 19, 2014

By ALANA SEMUELS and MARK Z. BARABAK Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — As the afternoon sun blazed down on the 9/11 Memorial, Derek Cooper weighed another U.S. military plunge into the Middle East. “It’s hard to say … 0

Army opens Ranger school to women

Friday, September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Friday that he believes he will be able … 0

France joins US against Islamic State

Friday, September 19, 2014

PARIS — France is back at America’s side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush’s war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. … 0

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

Friday, September 19, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease … 0

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

Friday, September 19, 2014

NEW YORK — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese … 0

Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

Friday, September 19, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by … 0

Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods

Friday, September 19, 2014

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. — He could be anywhere. Crouching behind boulders the size of tractor trailers, as one outdoorsman put it. Concealing himself in a cave. Taking cover in thick brush. With tens of thousands of acres of … 0

AP Exclusive: CIA halts spying in Europe

Friday, September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and former U.S. … 0

FDA revises food safety rules due next year

Friday, September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business. The new proposals would relax water quality standards and allow farmers to harvest crops sooner after using raw manure as fertilizer. The … 0

Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip

Friday, September 19, 2014

CONAKRY, Guinea — The team of health officials accompanied by journalists came to the village to educate people about how to avoid contracting Ebola. Instead, a group of local residents turned on their would-be benefactors, attacking them with knives and rocks and killing eight of them, witnesses say. … 0