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UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

 

READING, Pa. (AP) — On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former students who bucked the odds and went to college.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Review: The case against binge-watching TV

LAKE CITY, Pa. (AP) — It's no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

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FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter's call for comment, the group's ubiquitous "ice bucket challenge" had brought in a few million more dollars.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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