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  • US special ops tried but failed to find hostages
    US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.

  • Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders
    Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.

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    10 Things to Know for Today

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  • Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson
    Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.

  • Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes
    Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes

    There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles.

  • As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin
    As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no reported U.S. ground combat, are thin.

  • 5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported
    5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Five troops were killed and two civilians died in the past 24 hours in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine as government troops pressed to recapture more territory from pro-Russian separatists.

  • Liberia slum calm; American recovers from Ebola
    Liberia slum calm; American recovers from Ebola

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Calm returned Thursday to the slum of West Point in Liberia's capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces enforcing the quarantine. In the United States, an aid workerwho was infected in Liberia has recovered and was to be discharged from a hospital.

  • Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet
    Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodes to health hazards.

  • California drought stings bees, honey supplies
    California drought stings bees, honey supplies

    LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

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  • American killed in Syria a journalist at heart
    American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

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    ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a journalist at heart, once saying he'd cover local news if it meant doing te job he loved.

  • AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating
    AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program old The Associated Press.

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    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.

  • Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix
    Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

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    BERLIN (AP) — Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.

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