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U.S., Arab partners launch first strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON - The United States and several Gulf Arab allies have launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, U.S. officials said, opening a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants.

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Apple sells more than 10 million new iPhones in first three days

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Tech, Media 22 Sep 2014

White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car: prosecutor

WASHINGTON - A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and had been arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map on which the executive mansion was marked, a federal prosecutor said on Monday.

Politics, U.S., Iraq 22 Sep 2014

Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State

MURSITPINAR Turkey - Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighboring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents. | Video

Turkey, World, Syria 22 Sep 2014

Plosser, hawkish chief of Philadelphia Fed, to retire in March

- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser, one of the sharpest internal critics of the central bank's loose monetary policy, will retire next year, in a departure that could ease pressure to raise interest rates more quickly.

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U.S. opposes linking Iran cooperation on Islamic State to nuclear talks

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Monday it would refuse to seek Iran's cooperation in fighting Islamic State forces by being more flexible in the negotiations of six world powers with Tehran on its nuclear program.