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Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

Syrian refugees wait for transport after their arrival at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday...
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Luhrmann, Gisele hit Chanel’s Parisian boulevard

Models stage a demonstration as part of Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) Models stage a demonstration as part of Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion...

Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte honored by Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and songwriter Harry Belafonte are among those honored at Harvard University for their contributions to African-American culture. Winfrey also accepted a posthumous award at Tuesday’s ceremony for poet Maya Angelou, who died...
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Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

FILE – In this Dec. 29, 2004, file photo, Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps, center, signs autorgaphs for fans after pleading guilty to drunken driving charges in district court in Salisbury, Md. Authorities say Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland....

Police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods

A U.S. Marshal patrols along Mill Creek near Clarks Road in Barrett Township, Pa., Monday, Sept 29, 2014, as the search for Eric Frein continues since the Pennsylvania State Police shooting at Blooming Grover Sept 12. Frein is a suspect in an ambush that killed a Pennsylvania...

What’s PayPal’s first solo move?

NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal’s impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be...
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NFL has laundry list of verboten celebrations

FILE – In this Sept. 30, 2012, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) does a Salsa dance as he celebrates his touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL football game in Philadelphia. Celebrations that used to be part of the game are under...
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Strasburg’s playoff debut, 2 years after shutdown

In this photo taken Sept. 27, 2014, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park in Washington. Two years after famously being shut down by the Washington Nationals to...

Exxon fracking report responds to shareholders

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil is explaining how it is working to manage the risks of hydraulic fracturing in a report issued in response to pressure from a corporate responsibility group, the New York City Comptroller, and other shareholders. The report acknowledges that...

Morgan: ‘Can’t believe’ Wal-Mart blaming him

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan is responding to allegations made by Wal-Mart in his lawsuit over a highway crash earlier this year that killed one of his friends. Wal-Mart claimed in a court filing Monday that the actor-comedian and his traveling companions were partly...