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Russian air power's limits exposed in Syria fight

MOSCOW - Russia's politically sensitive and ultimately fruitless decision to launch bombing missions on Syria from Iranian soil has exposed the limits to its air power, leaving Moscow in need of a new strategy.

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Social media adds to panic over 'gunfire' at L.A. airport: police

LOS ANGELES A security panic that crippled Los Angeles International Airport and sent hundreds of passengers fleeing from terminals was triggered by reports of gunfire that proved false but were amplified by word-of-mouth and social media, police said on Monday.

Actor Gene Wilder dead at 83

LOS ANGELES Actor Gene Wilder, best known for his role in the fantasy film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" and comedic star turns in such Mel Brooks farces as "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein," died on Monday at age 83, his family said in a statement.

Commentary: Is Europe overreacting to terror?

The streets of France have been subdued this summer. Tourism is down. Public events have been canceled or curtailed. Red-bereted paratroopers patrol through crowded streets, assault rifles held at their sides.



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