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Syria Destroys Jets Captured by IS

The Syrian government has claimed that its army has destroyed two warplanes in the hands of the Islamic State in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

Mexico Banda Musician Found Dead

Mexican authorities say a member of the popular music group Banda El Recodo has been found dead days after he was reported missing.

Canada Parliament Locked Down After Shooting

Canadian police locked down the federal Parliament building in Ottawa Wednesday after a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial nearby was shot.

US Steps Up Ebola Screenings, States Prepare for More Cases

The U.S. government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states work to get hospitals and nurses ready in case another patient turns up with the deadly disease.

Michael Brown Shot at Close Range, Official Autopsy Shows

The official autopsy on Michael Brown shows that he was shot in the hand at close range, according to an analysis of the findings by two experts not involved directly in the case.

Michael Brown Autopsy Shows Close-range Wound

Two experts say Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range the day he was killed by a Ferguson police officer.

Mars Food Investing, Hiring in Greenville

Mars Food plans to add 25 jobs to the current 226 full-time and 230 contract workers at the 35-year-old operation.

Mom Makes Toys R Us Pull 'Breaking Bad' Dolls

Toys R Us is pulling its collectible action figures based on the characters of AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

Mormons Expose Mysteries of Underwear

The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video while admonishing ridicule from outsiders.

US Stocks Have Their Best Day of the Year

The U.S. stock market logged its biggest gain of the year as investors applauded solid earnings from U.S. companies and economic growth in China.

ISIS Producing $800 Million in Oil a Year

Oil production by ISIS has reached the equivalent of more than $2 million a day, according the global source of information and analytics IHS.

Utah May Pull Plug on Daylight Saving Time

Utah lawmakers are considering stopping the practice of changing clocks for daylight saving time after hearing popular support for the measure in a survey.

Rural Areas Seek a Piece of Subprime-loan Settlement

Subprime loans were distributed in the rural U.S. at even higher rates on average than in metropolitan counties. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help.

'Ghost' Caught on Camera at Haunted Hospital

Paranormal investigators said they captured footage of a ghost at a British medical center famous for specter sightings.

Why Are Energy Prices Falling?

Both demand and supply are contributing to a drop in a market that was stable for almost three years at $100 a barrel.

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