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Shooting by 9-year-old US girl stirs gun debate

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The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has intensified a debate over youngsters and guns, with many Americans wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

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The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday’s earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

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An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

American woman is being held hostage in Syria

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The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the radical group.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US General: We will act if Islamic group threatens America

This Aug. 20, 2014 file photo shows Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey speaking in New York. AP

General Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines that the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the United States homeland or Europe, he will recommend the US military move directly against the group in Syria.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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