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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Wednesday it had fined MF Global Holdings Ltd for wrongdoing during the collapse of the futures brokerage, but will continue its lawsuit against the firm's former chief, Jon Corzine.
TAMPA, Fla. - A firefighter was grazed in the arm during a drive-by shooting behind a north Florida fire station on Tuesday evening, police said.
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, underscoring the economy's sustained strength.
AMMAN - Islamic State fighters took a Jordanian pilot prisoner after his warplane came down in northeast Syria on Wednesday, the first captive taken from the U.S.-led coalition battling the jihadi group.
WASHINGTON - The U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq included 10 air strikes in Syria on Wednesday and seven in Iraq, the U.S. military said.
- A shooting at a downtown St. Louis convenience store on Wednesday left one person dead and three others badly wounded, police said.
MOSCOW - Russia said on Wednesday NATO was turning Ukraine into a "frontline of confrontation" and threatened to sever remaining ties with the Atlantic military alliance if Ukraine's hopes of joining it were realized.