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  • Syria backs global fight against Islamic State, minister tells U.N.
    Syria backs global fight against Islamic State, minister tells U.N.

    By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria stands with a worldwide effort to combat Islamic State, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Monday, in a statement to the United Nations that appeared to give tacit approval of U.S. and Arab air strikes in Syria targeting the militants. Moualem told the United Nations General Assembly that military action to tackle Islamic State, al Qaeda's Syrian wing Nusra Front, and other extremist groups should coincide with cutting off their flow of funds, weapons, fighters and training. ...

  • Judge recommends six officers be fired from New York jail for beating
    Judge recommends six officers be fired from New York jail for beating

    A New York judge is recommending six correction officers at the city's largest jail be fired for the hog-tying and brutal beating of an inmate who was handcuffed in a segregated mental health unit, according to a ruling released on Monday. Robert Hinton was seriously hurt in the April 3, 2012, incident at the Rikers Island jail complex, where he suffered facial injuries and a back fracture, according to the ruling by Administrative Law Judge Tynia Richard. Hinton was resisting being transferred to a new cell when he was beaten, the ruling said. ...

  • 'O' My: Ring-Shaped Cloud Spotted Over the Pacific (Photo)
    'O' My: Ring-Shaped Cloud Spotted Over the Pacific (Photo)

    The agency's Terra satellite spotted the O-shaped cloud formation on Sept. 3, as it floated over the Pacific Ocean to the southwest from the Hawaiian Islands. NASA's Earth Observatory released the image on Sept. 27.

  • Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt in crash
    Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt in crash

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.

  • Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows
    Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

  • AP INTERVIEW: US should hit all militants in Syria
    AP INTERVIEW: US should hit all militants in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said Monday that the U.S.-led bombing campaign should be expanded to target other militant groups besides the Islamic State group, noting that the fight against terrorism has aligned the Syrian regime with its Western and Arab opponents in a fight against a common enemy.

  • HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks
    HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub.

  • Rep. Lamborn decried for urging generals to quit
    Rep. Lamborn decried for urging generals to quit

    DENVER (AP) — A Republican congressman from Colorado was not trying to undermine President Barack Obama's military actions in the Middle East by urging generals who disagreed with the president to resign "in a blaze of glory," a spokesman said Monday.

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