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  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store
    The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 15, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon 3. Goblin Sword, Eleftherios Christodoulatos ...

  • Gymnast rumored linked to Putin leaves parliament

    MOSCOW (AP) — Alina Kabayeva, the Olympic gold gymnast whose relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin is the subject of wide speculation, is resigning from her seat in the national parliament.

  • How to throw away a fortune
    How to throw away a fortune

    Ready to waste money? Here are some surefire strategies.

  • U.S. Congress pushes ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels

    By Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass Congress by the end of this week despite some members' reservations. ...

  • Bear Takes Dip in Family's Pool
    Bear Takes Dip in Family's Pool

    Who doesn't love a good dip in the dead of summer? Well, for one family, that love of poolside fun extends to ursine visitors as well. A bear arrived at a family's home in Sierra Madre, California, and proceeded to enjoy the cool relaxation of the outdoor pool for 15 minutes before wandering off. One of the house's owners, Thomas See, caught the visit on tape. It's hard to blame the bear — weekend temperatures in the area were in the triple digits. See mentioned that bears had been seen in the area scrounging for trash but that one had not visited his pool before.

  • Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State
    Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    PARIS (AP) — As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.

  • WestJet to charge some customers for first checked bag, stock up
    WestJet to charge some customers for first checked bag, stock up

    By Allison Martell TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's WestJet Airlines Ltd said on Monday it will start charging some economy passengers for their first checked bag, sending its stock, as well as the shares of rival Air Canada , up more than 6 percent. BMO Capital Markets analyst Fadi Chamoun said the change is likely to boost WestJet's earnings, and that Air Canada is likely to follow suit with a similar fee, strengthening its own results. ...

  • Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees
    Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a third of the country.

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