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  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash
    Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday.

  • Special Report: The billion-dollar fall of the house of Espirito Santo

    By Sergio Goncalves, Laura Noonan and Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) - On June 9, with his 150-year-old Portuguese corporate dynasty close to collapse, patriarch Ricardo Espirito Santo Salgado made a desperate attempt to save it. Salgado signed two letters to Venezuela’s state oil company, which had bought $365 million in bonds from his family’s holding company. The "cartas-conforto" – letters of comfort – were written on the letterhead of Banco Espirito Santo, a large lender controlled by the family. "Banco Espirito Santo guarantees ... it will provide the necessary funds to allow reimbursement at maturity,” said the letters.

  • Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola
    Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, becoming the first recorded in this country of an outbreak that has hit four other West African countries and has killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

  • Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N.

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, but many remain trapped by the advance of Islamist militants or are having difficulty in reaching open border crossings, the United Nations said. Syrians desperate to leave their war-engulfed homeland are forced to pay hefty bribes at armed checkpoints proliferating along Syria's borders, or to smugglers, the U.N. refugee agency said. The record figure is one million refugees more than a year ago, while a further 6.5 million are displaced within Syria, meaning that "almost half of all Syrians have now been forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives," it said. Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, who serves as UNHCR special envoy, said in a separate statement: "Three million refugees is not just another statistic.

  • Parents: Mom didn't understand abandoning baby
    Parents: Mom didn't understand abandoning baby

    KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A newborn girl was fighting for her life a day after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can, an act the woman's parents said Wednesday that she didn't fully comprehend.

  • Joan Rivers In Medically Induced Coma (Source)
    Joan Rivers In Medically Induced Coma (Source)

    Joan Rivers has been placed in a medically induced coma, a source told Access Hollywood on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the star was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital in New York, after she stopped breathing during a routine surgery. Joan, 81, went in for throat surgery on Thursday at Yorkville Endoscopy. She was rushed from Yorkville to Mt. Sinai hospital at the time.

  • France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight
    France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Thursday ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants' hands.

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