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Sep 22, 2014

China, U.S., India push world carbon emissions higher

Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 ...

Feds berate local police, then feed them military-grade weaponry

Sep 22, 2014

Feds berate local police, then feed them military-grade weaponry

A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get their hands on lethal weaponry. That lack of communication between two Cabinet agencies adds ...

Sep 22, 2014

U.S. firefighter dies from injuries in Ice Bucket Challenge accident

A U.S. firefighter who suffered serious injuries in an accident during an Ice Bucket Challenge event at a Kentucky university last month has died, officials confirmed on Sunday. Tony Grider, 41, passed away Saturday, Campbellsville University confirmed, offering its condolences to the family of ...

Chinese warships in first call at an Iran port: media

Sep 22, 2014

Chinese warships in first call at an Iran port: media

Two Chinese destroyers have arrived at Iran’s Gulf port of Bandar Abbas, in an unprecedented visit attesting to a new rapprochement between the two countries, Iranian media reported Sunday. The four-day visit is the first time a Chinese naval vessel has called at a ...

Kenya marks year since Westgate Mall massacre

Sep 22, 2014

Kenya marks year since Westgate Mall massacre

Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi’s Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when gunmen stormed the upscale mall. The attack killed 67 people and left Kenya’s capital unsettled ...

Sep 22, 2014

Raft sinks near Libya; 40 migrants missing

Forty migrants were missing after the raft that carried them sank around 30 miles (48.28 km) from eastern Libya, an Italian coast guard official said on Sunday. Italian authorities sent boats to the scene and 55 people have been rescued, but survivors said there ...

Bomb, mortar attacks on Shiite areas kill 13 in Iraq

Sep 22, 2014

Bomb, mortar attacks on Shiite areas kill 13 in Iraq

Bombs and mortar fire killed 13 people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad. Police officials said three ...

Sep 22, 2014

More U.S. troops land in Ebola-hit Liberia: airport source

A second deployment of United States troops arrived in Liberia on Sunday as part of an eventual mission of 3,000 soldiers helping its beleaguered health services battle the Ebola outbreak. The contingent will be focused on training local health workers and setting up facilities ...