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FILE - This undated image posted on Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters of the Islamic State group waving the group's flag from a damaged display of a government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria.   The Islamic State group is test flying, with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots, several fighter jets captured earlier from air bases belonging to the Syrian military, a Syrian activist group said Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The report by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights could not be independently confirmed, and U.S. official said they had no reports of Islamic State group militants flying jets in support of their forces on the ground.(AP Photo/ Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group)

Islamic State group may have warplanes

Friday, October 17, 2014

BAGHDAD — Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group has captured some MiG fighter jets and is test-flying the warplanes in Syria with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots. Friday’s account by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights could not be independently confirmed, and U.S. officials said they had no reports of the militants flying jets … 0

Report: WHO botched Ebola response

Friday, October 17, 2014

LONDON — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America’s frenzied response to the epidemic. The stepped-up scrutiny of the international response came as U.S. officials rushed … 0

Ebola vaccine will take longer than hoped

Friday, October 17, 2014

GENEVA — The Ebola crisis took new twists Friday, with another somber update from the World Health Organization on the outbreak in West Africa and a bleak warning from a major drug manufacturer that a safe vaccine likely won’t be ready before the current epidemic has passed. Dr. Ripley Ballou, head of Ebola research for Great Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline, told the BBC that full … 0

Hong Kong police move in against protest zone

Thursday, October 16, 2014

HONG KONG — Riot police moved in on a Hong Kong pro-democracy protest zone in a dawn raid on Friday, taking down barricades, tents and canopies that have blocked key streets for more than two weeks. More than … 0

CDC: Ebola-infected nurse should not have flown

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DALLAS — One of two nurses at a Dallas hospital who tested positive for Ebola should not have flown on a commercial airline, officials said Wednesday, and she is being transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment. The nurse, who had treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric … 0

Ebola crisis puts pressure on human rights

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

JOHANNESBURG — Some doctors in countries hit hardest by the deadly Ebola disease decline to operate on pregnant women for fear the virus could spread. Governments face calls from frightened citizens to bar travel to and from afflicted … 0

Up in the sky, a mystery space plane

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES — What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B? Must be a secret space weapon. Or something to rocket next-generation spy gear into orbit. … 0

Anger sparks in Hong Kong

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HONG KONG — Riot police moving against activists sparked outrage after officers were seen kicking a handcuffed protester and dragging dozens of others away Wednesday in the worst violence against the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong since they … 0

Taking out the trash?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine — In Ukraine, trashing a politician isn’t a metaphor. It’s literal: Find a suspected shady official, grab him and throw him into a dumpster. Online videos of several public figures receiving the treatment from gangs of … 0

US deficit drops lowest since 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON — The deficit for the just completed 2014 budget year was $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama’s six years in office, the government reported Wednesday. It’s the lowest since 2008 and, when measured against the … 0

Spacecraft to attempt comet landing next month

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BERLIN — The European Space Agency has confirmed the time and place it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet. The agency said Wednesday its unmanned probe Rosetta will release the 100-kilogram (220-pound) lander at … 0

Legislator exchanges gunshots with would-be robber

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania state legislator exchanged gunfire with a would-be robber near the state Capitol in Harrisburg, city police said Wednesday. Rep. Marty Flynn and another lawmaker were walking to their residence after a late dinner with other legislators when two males accosted them and demanded … 0

US man killed by camel at Mexican wildlife park

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MEXICO CITY — The American owner of a wildlife park in the Mexican resort of Tulum died after being kicked, bitten and sat on by a camel, and authorities seized the private facility’s animals pending an investigation. Rescuers had to use a rope tied to a pickup truck … 0