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France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

This photo provided Friday, Sept.19, 2014 by the French Army’s video and photo department ECPAD shows a Rafale jet fighter landing in Al Dhafra base, UAE, after a strike in Iraq Friday. Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrikes Friday...
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Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns. Rowland, once a rising star for...
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Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. He...
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California wildfire shows explosive growth

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday. The fire east of Sacramento had burned through...
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Judge to pick Tsarnaev trial venue based on papers

BOSTON (AP) –A judge has rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to hold a hearing on whether to move the trial outside of Massachusetts. Judge George O’Toole Jr. said Thursday that he will decide the defense’s...

NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) watches the action from the sideline in the second half of a NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. The NFL reached an agreement with the players...
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Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor

This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday’s shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police...
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Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalled

FILE – In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, Paris Barclay attends the LA Premiere Screening of “Sons Of Anarchy” at at TCL Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles. A new guild study says that women and minorities were largely shut out of the ranks of TV directors...