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Islamic State group shoots down Iraqi helicopter

Undated image made available by the US Air Force Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014, of a USAF HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter of the same type as one that crashed at about 6 p.m. local time Tuesday near Salthouse on the Norfolk coast of eastern England .  AP / US AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH

Islamic State group militants shot down an Iraqi military helicopter, officials said Saturday, killing the two pilots onboard and raising fresh concerns about the extremists’ ability to attack aircraft amid ongoing US-led coalition airstrikes.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Trial begins for teen charged in occult killing

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A teenager accused of killing a girl in a satanic ritual had gouged out the victim’s eye as she begged for her life, prosecutors said Monday during the opening of the teen’s capital murder trial.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kate visits NYC kids; Prince William joins Obama 

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge greets children and parents outside the Northside Center after her visit, in New York, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Kate and Prince William are on a three-day visit to the US, their first official visit since a 2011 trip to California. AP

Britain’s Prince William sat down with President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday and unveiled an effort to curtail illegal wildlife trading, while his wife, Kate, made an impression of a down-to-earth duchess on preschoolers and prominent British expats in New York.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ebola scare boosts business for US company

Health workers wearing Ebola protective gear remove the body of a man that they suspect died from the Ebola virus, at a USAID, American aid Ebola treatment center at Tubmanburg on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. The Ebola scare has subsided in the United States, at least temporarily, but the family-owned Kappler Inc. Alabama, USA, manufacturer of protective gear is still trying to catch up with a glut of orders to protect against the disease. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)

The Ebola scare has subsided in the United States, at least temporarily, but an Alabama manufacturer is still trying to catch up with a glut of orders for gear to protect against the disease.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama’s immigration orders will protect 5 million

President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

President Barack Obama invited a showdown with newly empowered Republicans in Congress, ordering far-reaching changes to the US immigration system that will protect nearly 5 million people from deportation while testing the limits of his presidential powers.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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