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Sep 29, 2016

Pentagon: Tests confirm no mustard agent in Iraq attack

The Pentagon says that an Islamic State rocket that hit a military base used by hundreds of U.S. troops in northern Iraq did not contain any sulfur chemical agent, as initially feared. U.S. officials had said that an oily substance found on a fragment ...

MH17 crash inquiry backs suspicions of Russian link: U.S.

Sep 29, 2016

MH17 crash inquiry backs suspicions of Russian link: U.S.

The United States welcomed Wednesday the preliminary results of a criminal inquiry into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, saying it supported Washington’s suspicions of Russian involvement. The United States was quick to blame Russian-backed separatists after the Malaysia Airlines jet was shot ...

Trump won't change debate tack, faces new tax pressure

Sep 29, 2016

Trump won't change debate tack, faces new tax pressure

Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump showed no sign Wednesday of making any big changes before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton, pressing ahead with a strategy focused on speaking directly to his white working-class loyalists across the Midwest. Democrat Clinton, ...

William, Kate tap Yukon telegraph to send first Morse tweet

Sep 29, 2016

William, Kate tap Yukon telegraph to send first Morse tweet

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, dusted off an old telegraph at a Yukon museum to send the first royal Twitter message in Morse code on Wednesday. The couple are on a tour of Canada’s Northwest with their two young children. In Whitehorse, ...

No anesthetists, just six ICU beds left in east Aleppo, doctor says

Sep 29, 2016

No anesthetists, just six ICU beds left in east Aleppo, doctor says

Syria’s besieged enclave of eastern Aleppo has no anesthetists and only six intensive care beds after two hospitals were disabled by airstrikes overnight, a doctor from the Syrian American Medical Society said on Wednesday. Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked a major Aleppo hospital out ...

Sep 29, 2016

'Barefoot Bandit' freed from prison, must work for Seattle lawyer

The man who became known as the “Barefoot Bandit” during a teenage crime spree in stolen cars, boats and planes has been transferred from prison to a work-release facility. KOMO-TV reports (goo.gl/JXp2xe ) that the Washington Department of Corrections confirmed Colton Harris-Moore’s transfer Wednesday ...

Obama to attend Jerusalem funeral for Shimon Peres

Sep 29, 2016

Obama to attend Jerusalem funeral for Shimon Peres

U.S. President Barack Obama will join other world leaders in attending the funeral of Israeli ex-President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, the White House said Wednesday. The president “will lead the U.S. delegation to Jerusalem to participate in the funeral,” ...