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world US Airdrop to Kurdish Fighters Seized by ISIS

ISIS-affiliated social media accounts posted sarcastic "thank you" notes to social media

11 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Russia Cites Negligence in Jet Crash That Killed Total CEO

The accident that killed Total SA Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie and three crew highlights the risk of runway incursion, in which aircraft encounter obstacles through error.

12 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Django Unchained' actress, boyfriend charged with lewd conduct

A "Django Unchained" actress and her boyfriend who accused Los Angeles police of unjustly handcuffing her last month in Studio City have been charged with lewd conduct in connection with the incident.

17 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Girls' basketball: Seeds released for Palisades tournament

Santa Ana Mater Dei has been seeded No. 1 for the Palisades girls' basketball tournmanet set for Nov. 24-29 at Palisades High.

18 minutes ago // NPR

world Watchdog: $7 Billion U.S. Effort Doesn't Dent Afghan Poppy Production

The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction found that despite U.S. counternarcotics efforts, poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2013.

19 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S. involved in seven air strikes on Islamic State targets

WASHINGTON Reuters - U.S. military forces carried out four air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria on Monday and Tuesday and were joined by partner nations in three attacks in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said.

21 minutes ago // ABC

world 'Blade Runner' Pistorius Gets 5 Years in Prison

'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years for killing girlfriend, but could be freed earlier

22 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Police shoot, injure female suspect in Long Beach

A woman was injured Tuesday morning during an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach, authorities said.

23 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world 'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.Wearing a dark suit, the double-amputee athlete was subdued when Judge Thokozile Masipa announced the punishment in a Pretoria courtroom, ending a televised trial that was closely followed at home and abroad by thos

23 minutes ago // Fox News

world 'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years for killing girlfriend, but could be freed earlier

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

24 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Botswana president Ian Khama hopes for triumph at challenging polls

Retired general standing for re-election aims to defy critics who rate him authoritarian and eager to impose puritanical discipline Continue reading...

24 minutes ago // ABC

world Ukraine, Russia End Gas Talks Without Breakthrough

Ukraine, Russia end gas talks without breakthrough as Ukraine seeks $2.5 billion loan from EU

25 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world After weeks of clashes, Hong Kong takes time out to debate political showdown

BEIJING From the start, one of Hong Kongs most closely watched political debates in nearly a generation took on a unique, bizarre quality. On one side were five of Hong Kongs most powerful government leaders in business attire. On the other were five college students in jeans and black T-shirts emblazoned with the words FREEDOM NOW!

26 minutes ago // CBS

world Tori Spelling briefly quarantined in LA hospital

The actress reportedly had a fever, a severe cough and difficulty breathing

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Canada threatens trade sanctions over U.S. meat labeling law

Canada could slap trade tariffs on U.S meat, wine, cheese and other exports in response to a U.S. meat labeling law that the World Trade Organization recently declared unfair.

27 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Monument honours the Land Girls

A sculpture created in honour of women who served in the Land Army during World War Two - built with 85,000 in donations - is unveiled.

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world American Jeffrey Fowle leaves North Korea; focus now on 2 other Americans

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans held by North Korea, was released and headed home after six months in captivity, the White House announced Tuesday.

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Texas sets up new Ebola care facility

Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday announced the opening of a new Ebola healthcare facility near Dallas with staff equipped and trained to respond quickly to any new cases of the deadly virus, a move designed to relieve Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital from the front lineof treatment.

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Texas sets up new Ebola care facility, relieving Presbyterian Hospital

Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday announced the opening of a new Ebola healthcare facility near Dallas with staff equipped and trained to respond quickly to any new cases of the deadly virus, a move designed to relieve Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital from the front lineof treatment.

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Michigan QB Devin Gardner: 'I've been called the N-word so many times'

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner estimates he has received 1,000 negative comments via social media this year.

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Canadian soldier killed by convert to Islam in hit and run

Martin Couture Rouleau shot dead by Quebec police after driving his car into two soldiers in act linked to terrorist ideology Continue reading...

31 minutes ago // CBS

world Mystery hero who made daring fire rescue meets man he saved

Unidentified man who rescued an elderly man from a burning home in central California comes forward to speak

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Police: Northern California man bludgeons dad to death with sledgehammer

A Santa Rosa man was arrested on a charge of suspicion of strangling and bludgeoning his 64-year-old father to death with a sledgehammer, police said.

33 minutes ago // CBS

world Leslie Jones named new "SNL" cast member

The show is promoting the comedian from the writers' room to an on-camera role, giving its on-screen diversity another boost

34 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Near miss at Donetsk stadium

A young girl has had a lucky escape after part of the glass facade of a stadium in Donetsk crashed to the ground, narrowly missing her.

34 minutes ago // UPI

world Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan plans appeal

JC FinleyISLAMABAD, Oct. 21 UPI -- A Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy plans to appeal to the Supreme Court to reverse the verdict, says Asia Bibi's attorney.

34 minutes ago // NPR

world Toys R Us Under Fire For 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

One Florida mom is calling on the retailer to stop selling action figures based on drug dealers in its stores. Toys R Us says the Breaking Bad toys are only meant for adults.

37 minutes ago // NPR

world Ambushes, Mines And Booby Traps: ISIS Militants Change Tack

In northern Iraq, Kurdish fighters have won back territory from the so-called Islamic State only to lose it again. ISIS is using a range of explosives, inflicting heavy Kurdish casualties.

37 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Oscar Pistorius banned from Rio Paralympics even if he is let out of jail earlier

Oscar Pistorius will be banned from Paralympic events for five years even if he does not serve his five-year jail term - but will be free to compete at Tokyo 2020

39 minutes ago // New York Times

world Spanish Nurse Infected With Ebola Is Declared Free of Disease

Tests for the disease done on Mara Teresa Romero Ramos have twice come back negative, hospital officials said.

40 minutes ago // ABC

world Iran President Pledges to Back Iraq Amid Attacks

Iran president promises to support Iraq as fresh wave of militant bombings kills 33

40 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Atavist Books to close up shop

It lasted hardly more than two years: Atavist Books will close at the end of 2014.

41 minutes ago // CBS

world Led Zeppelin loses first round in "Stairway to Heaven" plagiarism lawsuit

A plagiarism lawsuit surrounding Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" is moving forward with the rock band losing the first round

41 minutes ago // CBS

world Led Zep loses first round in "Stairway" suit

A plagiarism lawsuit surrounding Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" is moving forward with the rock band losing the first round

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Sweden bathes in echoes of cold war drama as submarine hunt continues

Commander ready to use force in chase for probable Russian vessel, while media seize on scraps amid furtive excitement Continue reading...

42 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ebola Fears Spark China Pullback in West Africa

Chinas massive commercial footprint in Africa has grown despite civil wars and military coups. Ebola is a different story.