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National & World U.S., Arab allies hit Islamic State strongholds in Syria, Iraq (New) U.S., Arab allies hit Islamic State strongholds in Syria, Iraq (Photo Gallery)
Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq as a simultaneous U.S. strike attacked an al-Qaida cell of hardened veterans with "significant explosives skills" said to be plotting attacks on the U.S. and Western interests.
National & World U.S.: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-January (New) U.S.: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-January (Photo Gallery)
New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically - the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone - unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up.
National & World UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change (New) UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change
Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.
National & World Amnesty International blasts China's torture tool industry
Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.
National & World White House intruder had ammo, machete and hatchets in car White House intruder had ammo, machete and hatchets in car
Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.
National & World NYC ex-mayor to help fight dictator's video game suit NYC ex-mayor to help fight dictator's video game suit
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" games.
National & World Closely watched Hawaii lava flow stalls Closely watched Hawaii lava flow stalls
Lava threatening rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island has essentially stalled for now, officials said Monday, but that isn't putting anyone at ease.