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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

Feminist speaker questions Utah’s campus gun laws

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s campus gun laws are in the spotlight after a feminist speaker canceled a speech at Utah State University once she learned the school would allow concealed firearms despite an anonymous threat to kill … 0

US charity helps NKorea fight drug-resistant TB

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON — Despite worsening U.S.-North Korean relations, an American charity is ramping up efforts against an epidemic of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the isolated country, where it says it is making inroads in fighting the deadly disease. The Eugene … 0

N. Korea praises own rights record in draft resolution

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — North Korea on Wednesday circulated a draft U.N. resolution praising its own human rights record in a rare effort to counter the international community’s growing condemnation of the way it treats its people. In a closed meeting, dozens of diplomats sat in silence after the … 0

Record number of black candidates seeking office

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON — More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of Barack Obama’s historic presidency. At least 83 black … 0

Obama, allies plot anti-ISIS strategy

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and military chiefs from more than 20 nations gathered Tuesday in a show of strength against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria. But the alliance faced a fresh test as Turkey launched … 0

Conservative Catholic bishops move away from gay overture

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

VATICAN CITY — Conservative Catholic bishops distanced themselves Tuesday from a document showing an unprecedented opening toward gays and divorced people, saying it doesn’t reflect their views and vowing to make changes to the final version. The provisional … 0

‘Might have prevented this’

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas — The nation’s top-disease fighting agency acknowledged Tuesday that an American nurse might not have been infected with Ebola if a special response team had been sent to Dallas immediately after a Liberian man there … 0

Zuckerberg, wife donate $25M to CDC for Ebola

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NEW YORK — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help address the Ebola epidemic. The money will be used by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control … 0

New charges brought in 2012 Benghazi attacks

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — A Libyan militant was indicted Tuesday on new charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks, including crimes punishable by the death penalty, the Justice Department said. The new 18-count grand jury indictment, which includes multiple counts of murder, had been widely expected since Ahmed Abu Khattala … 0

Drone, banner force end to Euro soccer qualifier

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BELGRADE, Serbia — A small drone dangling an Albanian banner and circling the soccer field touched off fighting between Serbian and Albanian players and fans Tuesday, forcing a European Championship qualifier to be called off. English referee Martin … 0