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Success for second station spacewalk in two weeks

Energy capability to orbiting lab fully restored

Wounded journalist vows return to Afghanistan despite danger

NEW YORK (AP) — Over and over, Kathy Gannon has re-lived the decisions that led to her close friend’s death — and almost her own — in Afghanistan.

Parrot trades languages

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish.

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3 win Nobel for super-zoom microscopes

STOCKHOLM — Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously thought possible, allowing scientists to see how diseases develop inside the tiniest cells.

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Seven missing in eruption

Blast strands 40 injured people

Taliban behead 12 people in remote Afghan province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban beheaded 12 Afghan civilians, mostly family members of local policemen, in an assault that was part of a week-long offensive that has so far killed 60 people and wounded scores in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday.

US-led strikes hit IS group for second day

Focus remains on oil areas

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Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

As of now, the cuts will only affect Michigan, Wisconsin, New Jersey and New Hampshire.

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More than 5,000 dead in Central African Republic

GUEN, Central African Republic— More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming too late for thousands.

Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian and Iranian officials criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for excluding them from an international coalition coming together in the battle against the Islamic State group, while a state-run Syrian daily warned that unauthorized U.S. airstrikes on Syria may trigger the "first sparks of fire" in the region.

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Nation observes 9/11 anniversary

Bells toll and citizens remember

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Thousands flee homes in Pakistan

Flooding spreads to plain areas

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Monsoon kills 80 in Kashmir

Flooding season wreaks havoc

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Obama says beheading videos won't intimidate US

TALLINN, Estonia— President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the group.

Europe’s job market has strengths the US doesn’t

WASHINGTON — Compare unemployment rates, and America’s job market looks much stronger than Europe’s. The U.S. rate for August, being released Friday, is expected to be a near-normal 6.1 percent. In the 18 countries that use the euro currency, by contrast, it’s a collective 11.5 percent.

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