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US-led coalition target IS oil facilities in eastern Syria

LONDON (AP) — British Tornado jets struck oil fields in eastern Syria on Thursday that help finance the Islamic State group and Germany prepared to send reconnaissance aircraft to the Middle East as coalition forces stepped up efforts to fight the militants.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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2 distinct images of Baltimore officer on trial in Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officer William Porter did nothing to help Freddie Gray as he lay helpless on the floor of a Baltimore police transport van complaining that he couldn't breathe and pleading for a medic, prosecutors said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Army: 2 pilots killed in helicopter crash in rural Tennessee

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Army pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near Fort Campbell in rural Tennessee, the military said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Search for Malaysian jet refocuses in southern Indian Ocean

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The deep sea hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner has been refocused on the southern reaches of an expansive search zone based on new analysis released on Thursday of the Boeing 777's final hours and how it might have plunged into the Indian Ocean with 239 people aboard after running out of fuel.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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ECB cuts interest rate, to unveil more stimulus for eurozone

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank cut one of its key interest rates and promised to unveil more stimulus measures on Thursday in an attempt to boost lending and help the growth in the 19-country eurozone economy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Official says Belgium arrests 2 more suspects

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities said Thursday they have put two more suspects in the Paris attacks in custody facing terrorism charges.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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14 dead, more than a dozen wounded in California shooting

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — As many as three gunmen believed to be wearing military-style gear opened fire Wednesday at a Southern California social services center "as if they were on a mission," killing at least 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others, authorities said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Legal limbo awaits millions of future 'climate refugees'

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is part of an occasional series focusing on the science, the costs and the challenges of climate change around the world.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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