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  • St. Louis Police Academy offers 'highly entertaining' media training course on Ferguson shooting
    St. Louis Police Academy offers 'highly entertaining' media training course on Ferguson shooting

    The police response to the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. — which included heavily armed militarized police clashing with protesters in the St. Louis suburb — is a case study for how not to manage a crisis. The St. Louis Police Academy seems to agree.

  • U.S. Airstrikes Against ISIS Expand to Syria
    U.S. Airstrikes Against ISIS Expand to Syria

    The Pentagon confirmed this evening that the United States has begun airstrikes against ISIS within Syria, opening up a second front in the U.S.-led offensive against the Islamic State.

  • Ebola toll passes 2,800 but 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO
    Ebola toll passes 2,800 but 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO

    An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region. Senegal and Nigeria, the most recent of five nations to record cases of Ebola, implemented strict measures to isolate the ill and track down further possible cases -- steps that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have failed to impose, allowing the disease to take hold in cities and rural communities. ...

  • Jim O’Shaughnessy’s 3 stocks to buy, 3 to avoid now
    Jim O’Shaughnessy’s 3 stocks to buy, 3 to avoid now

    Jim O'Shaughnessy reveals his 3 most overvalued and 3 cheapest stocks on the market today

  • New smartphone app gives sight to the blind

    By Christina Farr and Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his Apple Inc iPhone. "I couldn't believe how accurate it was," said Mosen, an assistive technology consultant from New Zealand. ...

  • Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
    Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.

  • White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car: prosecutor
    White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car: prosecutor

    By Julia Edwards and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and had been arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map on which the executive mansion was marked, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. An internal review of the United States Secret Service will examine how Omar Gonzalez, 42, made it into the White House before being stopped, his previous interactions with the Secret Service, and what must be done to prevent future security breaches. ...

  • Missing Afghan soldiers found trying to cross U.S.-Canada border: official
    Missing Afghan soldiers found trying to cross U.S.-Canada border: official

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Three Afghan National Army soldiers who did not return to a training exercise at U.S. military base in Massachusetts were found trying to cross the Canadian border, a Massachusetts State Police official said on Monday. The men presented themselves at a border crossing near Niagara Falls, New York, said David Procopio, a spokesman with the Massachusetts State Police. "We were notified this morning by federal law enforcement that the three missing soldiers had been located at a border checkpoint by Niagara Falls and were being interviewed by federal authorities," Procopio ...

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