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Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

 

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward a major port city.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014

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22 of 26 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014

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Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014

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Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

BOSTON (AP) — The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014

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Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014

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At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014

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Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014

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Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014

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