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Fallen firefighting trio in Washington state mourned by thousands

Aug 31, 2015

Fallen firefighting trio in Washington state mourned by thousands

Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell in a eulogy says the three dedicated their lives to protecting national forests and the communities around them, and for that ...

Police uncertain of motive in Texas deputy's ambush slaying

Aug 31, 2015

Police uncertain of motive in Texas deputy's ambush slaying

The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy will be arraigned this week, jail records show. Shannon J. Miles, who has a criminal history that includes convictions for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a ...

Islamic State elements invade new Damascus district

Aug 31, 2015

Islamic State elements invade new Damascus district

Islamic State fighters on Sunday pushed into a large district in southern Damascus, clashing with rival militants just a few kilometers from the center of the Syrian capital, the extremist group and Syrian activists said. More than two dozen militants were killed in the ...

Aug 30, 2015

European trains to get more baggage and ID checks

European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France’s interior minister said Saturday. Bernard Cazeneuve said the reinforced ID and bag checks will be carried out on ...