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world USC coaches are on the road recruiting

USC has an open date Saturday, so Trojans coaches are spending the second half of the bye week on the recruiting trail.

7 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world How to get your hands on a marijuana-laced pizza in Los Angeles

With pizza joints popping up on every corner in the city, it's easy to get your hands on your favorite pie. The topping possibilities are almost endless at customizable spots 800 Degrees, Blaze and Pizza Rev. But a new L.A.-based start-up is offering something a little different.

8 minutes ago // Sky News

world Twilight Actor Live Tweets Emergency Landing

The star said he prayed and held his wife and son tight as the plane touched down in an incident that left four people injured.

8 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Slovenia's Incoming Government Wins Confidence Vote

Slovenia's incoming center-left government, led by Miro Cerar, on Thursday won a parliamentary confidence vote.

10 minutes ago // UPI

world Catalonia and Spain closely watch Scotland's independence referendum

Matt BradwellBARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 18 UPI -- As the world watches Scotland's independence referendum, perhaps nowhere outside the U.K. has more at stake in the results than the Catalonia region of Spain.

11 minutes ago // NPR

world New Islamic State Video Purports To Show British Journalist

The man in the video says he is John Cantile, a British journalist and hostage. He asks why his government has abandoned him. NPR hasn't independently verified the video's authenticity.

12 minutes ago // ABC

world Rob Ford Releases Audio Statement From Hospital

Toronto mayor Rob Ford campaigns from his hospital room just hours before chemotherapy

12 minutes ago // The Guardian

world NFL running back Jonathan Dwyer 'head-butted wife after she refused sex'

Arizona Cardinals player bailed after Wednesday arrestPolice say he punched his wife a day after first assaultJeb Lund: Adrian Peterson and what our fathers did to usPeterson case exposes Americas blurred lines on discipline

13 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'The Maze Runner': Can it solve the YA puzzle?

Like its protagonist a boy who wakes up trapped in a giant, ever-shifting labyrinth guarded by biomechanical predators the young-adult adventure "The Maze Runner" will try to navigate a series of imposing obstacles this weekend: a down year for moviegoing, a traditionally...

15 minutes ago // Reuters

world Three car bombs, mortars kill 23 in Shi'ite Baghdad districts

BAGHDAD Reuters - Three car bombs were detonated in adjacent Shi'ite Baghdad neighbourhoods on Thursday followed by a dozen mortar rounds, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 50, security and medical sources said.

16 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Islamic State Seizes Syrian And Kurdish Villages In Major Assault

Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday. Islamic State fighters, armed with heavy weaponry including tanks, seized a group of villages near Kobani in an offensive which started on Tuesday night. 21 villages had fallen to Islamic State …

17 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Retailers may hire most holiday workers since 1999, report says

Retailers and delivery companies looking forward to a cheerful holiday season are ramping up their temporary hiring -- possibly to its highest levels in 15 years, according to one report.

18 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Rupert Murdoch explains why Fox dropped Time Warner bid

Rupert Murdoch has shared some of his thoughts on U.S. and British politics, the Scottish referendum for independence -- and why he aborted his company's $80-billion bid this summer for rival Time Warner.

19 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

PARIS/CONAKRY Reuters - The United Nations unveiled plans on Thursday for a special mission to combat the worst Ebola epidemic on record in West Africa, as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its support.

22 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Hillary Clinton touts family issues and hints at 2016 domestic agenda

Hillary Rodham Clinton joined some of the most powerful women in Congress on Thursday to push for advances on affordable child care, paid family leave and raising the minimum wage that could create greater economic progress for women.

22 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Pennsylvania trooper laid to rest; town in fear with his killer on the loose

With snipers watching from the rooftops, hundreds of state troopers from Pennsylvania and as far away as Alaska converged in downtown Scranton on Thursday morning to mourn the death of a Pennsylvania state trooper killed in an ambush last week.

22 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world ISIL releases new video of UK hostage

Video purports to show journalist John Cantlie saying he will soon reveal "facts" to counter portrayal of ISIL in West.

23 minutes ago // CBS

world Gerard Depardieu makes bold drinking claims

Find out how the "Welcome to New York" actor drinks at least a dozen bottles of wine without getting intoxicated

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Tyrant' gets a second reign as FX renews drama

FX has ordered a second season of "Tyrant," the drama about an American family that gets pulled into the inner workings of a turbulent fictional Middle Eastern country.

24 minutes ago // Sky News

world Twilight Actor Live Tweets Emergency Landing

Twilight actor Jackson Rathbone was on board with his family and described his terror as the cabin filled with smoke.

24 minutes ago // New York Times

world Leader Vows French Role in Airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq

President Franois Hollande indicated that Frances role in fighting the Islamic State would be limited to air support in Iraq, with no French airstrikes in Syria.

25 minutes ago // ABC

world Nigeria's Ruling Party Wants Jonathan as President

Nigeria's ruling party chooses incumbent Goodluck Jonathan as presidential candidate

25 minutes ago // MSNBC

world California Burning: Cops Arrest Suspect for Starting Monster Blaze

The so-called King Fire in El Dorado County grew to more than 70,000 acres overnight Wednesday, becoming the largest blaze in the area in 20 years.

27 minutes ago // CBS

world Suspects flee police in stolen van, run over dog in Los Angeles

The chase started shortly before 8:30 p.m. in South Los Angeles; the van narrowly missed striking multiple cars and pedestrians, occasionally driving onto sidewalks

29 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Attack on Ebola workers in Guinea reflects challenges fighting virus

When Guinean government officials visited the village of Womme in the countrys southeast, they planned to educate people about Ebola and show people how to avoid it in a region where many still believe the virus doesnt exist.

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Get ready! NASA's MAVEN mission is about to reach Mars

Home stretch! This Sunday, after a 10-month journey across the inner solar system, NASAs MAVEN spacecraft will finally reach the Red Planet. The orbiter could provide the elusive answer to a simple question: If Mars once had enough atmosphere to allow for liquid water on its surface,...

31 minutes ago // The Independent

world World population could rise bythree billion more than expected

Life on earth is set to become even more cheek-by-jowl than previously thought, a report by a team of scientists and statisticians warned last night. The study, by researchers from the University of Washington and the United Nations, says there is an 80 per cent chance that by the end of this century the global population could have reached between 9.6 billion and 12.3 billion people.

33 minutes ago // UPI

world A new Scottish currency? Try Canadian Tire money

Ed AdamczykTORONTO, Sept. 18 UPI -- If Scotland becomes an independent country Thursday, it will need a distinct new currency, and Canadian Tire money has been suggested.

33 minutes ago // The Independent

world Letter from UK Muslims calling for Alan Henning release will be translated

A letter from more than a hundred UK Muslim leaders calling for Alan Henning to be released by his Isis kidnappers is to be translated into Arabic and read by a leading imam in an online video as the campaign grows.

34 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Texas sheriff's deputy missing in Southwest rains, floods

Heavy rain was making its way through the Southwest Thursday, sparing southernArizona,but hitting a good portion of New Mexico and Texas with a deep soaking from the remnants of Hurricane Odile.

34 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Scots decide future amid excitement, apprehension

EDINBURGH, Scotland Excitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to dissolve a union with England that brought great prosperity but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling.On the fog-shrouded streets of Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, there was a quiet thrill of history in the making as many Scots prepared to stay up all night in homes and bars to watch the results rol

37 minutes ago // BBC

world Baghdad blasts hit Shia district

A suicide bombing and mortar fire have killed at least 15 people in a Shia district of Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.

38 minutes ago // The Independent

world John Cantlie: Isis uses kidnapped British journalist to present its case in new video

A British newspaper photographer has become the latest kidnap victim to appear on an Isis propaganda video, in which he says he is making a desperate attempt to save his own life.

39 minutes ago // The Guardian

world New York man pleads not guilty to charges of providing aid to Isis militants

Federal authorities said Mufid Elfgeeh bought weapons as part of plan to members of US military in Rochester area Continue reading...

41 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Australia thwarts beheading plot, says Islamic State threat persists

Authorities in Australia have charged a 22-year-old Sydney resident with preparing to sow terror in the country by seizing a person at random and beheading him in a videotaped execution, Australian media reported Thursday.

41 minutes ago // The Independent

world Franois Hollandes popularity at rock bottom, but he has no intention of quitting

Franois Hollande insists he will plough on to the end of his presidential term, despite his abysmal levels of popularity.