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  • Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls from northeast Nigeria
    Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls from northeast Nigeria

    YOLA Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses to the attack said, despite talks aimed at freeing more than 200 other female hostages the militants seized in April. John Kwaghe, who witnessed the attack and lost three daughters to the abductors, and Dorathy Tizhe, who lost two, said the attackers came late in the night, forcing all the women to go with them, then later releasing the older ones.

  • Counterinsurgency expert: Beating ISIS will require U.S. ground troops in Iraq
    Counterinsurgency expert: Beating ISIS will require U.S. ground troops in Iraq

    New book by retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Nagl calls for measured military approach to insurgencies

  • She was bullied after donating her hair to charity. This is how she responded

    Perhaps everyone can remember getting a bad haircut at some point. But for Jetta Fosberg a haircut – 14 inches of which she donated to support children diagnosed with cancer – turned into a nightmare.

  • UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court
    UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

    LONDON (AP) — He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.

  • Here are the best times to watch tomorrow’s partial solar eclipse
    Here are the best times to watch tomorrow’s partial solar eclipse

    On Thursday, a partial solar eclipse is expected to darken the skies above. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are not exactly in line and the moon only partially obscures the sun. We’d like to reiterate that just because the sun is partially obscured, it’s still a very bad idea to stare directly into it, no matter how much you may be tempted to try. With that warning out of the way, here are the best times to watch: 1:35 p.m. local time in Seattle 1:52 p.m. in San Francisco 2:08 p.m. in Los Angeles Phoenix  around 2:21 p.m. Denver at 3:18 p.m. Chicago at 4:36 p.m. Dallas at 4:48 p.m. 5:45 and 6 p.m. local time in

  • Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
    Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.

  • Why no one cares about the World Series anymore
    Why no one cares about the World Series anymore

    This year’s World Series has great characters and storylines. So why are so few Americans captivated by the drama?

  • Judge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid
    Judge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice to serve most of her prison sentence in a halfway house.

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