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Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostageProminent jihadi ideologue urges Islamic State group to release British hostage Alan Henning
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In this Sept. 17, 2014 photo, President Barack Obama, center, with Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, right, Commander of the US Central Command (CentCom), before the start of a briefing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.  Obama’s military campaign against Islamic State extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago.  But military experts both inside and outside of the administration argue that even more may be needed for the mission to succeed, including embedding U.S. ground troops with Iraqi security forces who are on the front line of the fight against the violent militants.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded warObama faces questions of how far he's willing to go in US military fight against militants
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FILE - Turkey's new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announces his cabinet ministers in Ankara, Turkey, in this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo. Davutoglu says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed. Davutoglu said the group was released early on Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 and had arrived in Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
Turkey: 49 hostages have been freedTurkish prime minister says 49 hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, shakes hand with Chinese President Xi Jinping as he welcomes him at a hotel in Ahmadabad, India. Xi toasted the birthday of Modi in a quiet dinner earlier this week in Modi’s home state and the two leaders are full of praise for one another, and one another’s countries. Left largely unspoken, though, are the deep worries in India over Chinese maneuvering in the Indian Ocean, where New Delhi’s years of dominance is being chipped away by billions of dollars in aid from Beijing and gargantuan Chinese construction projects. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
India, China quietly struggle in Indian OceanIndia, China quietly struggle for dominance in Indian Ocean
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In this undated photo provided by Made In Space, Michael Snyder and Aaron Kemmer monitor the performance of extruders inside the Made In Space experiment box during a microgravity portion of flight aboard a modified Boeing 727 from the Zero G Corporation. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft  by cranking out spare parts on the spot. (AP Photo/Made In Space)
Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space stationSpace station shipment contains 3-D printer; rain forces SpaceX to delay launch to Sunday
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A video display at a convenience store shows a wanted poster of Eric Frein, a 31-year-old from Canadensis, Pa., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Philadelphia. Frein is charged with killing Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in a late-night ambush Sept. 12 outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woodsPolice hunker down in wooded neighborhood of suspect in deadly ambush on state troopers
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Feds mum on prosecution of illegal border crossersFederal government refuses to reveal status program meant to deter illegal immigration
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Dan Straily, also scoring A.J. Ellis and Dee Gordon, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5Clayton Kershaw gets 20th win as Los Angeles Dodgers rout Chicago Cubs 14-5
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A Secret Service police officer holds a weapon as he stands near an entrance to the White House complex during an evacuation minutes after President Barack Obama departed Washington for Camp David aboard Marine One on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. A Secret Service agent at the scene says someone jumped the fence surrounding the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Fence-jumper makes it into the White HouseFence-jumper makes it through doors of White House, prompting evacuation; Obamas not at home
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  • UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises

    The University of California Board of Regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of chancellors in the system by as much as 20 percent, part of an effort regents say is aimed at bringing the salaries in line with their counterparts. The raises, granted at Thursday's board meeting, are the first step in a three-year plan to compete with top research institutions across the country, the Los Times reported Friday. Star-Telegram.com, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 02:42 PM
  • Cook County Begins 24-Hour Tracking of Juvenile Offenders

    Phil Rogers reports for NBC 5 Investigates. The department confirmed Friday it has began the giant leap of implementing 24 hour monitoring of juvenile offenders who have been placed on electronic home confinement. NBC Chicago, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 04:37 PM
  • Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors

    The UC regents Thursday awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of the Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside campuses and set the annual salary of the new UC Irvine chancellor, Howard Gillman, at $485,000. The regents said the raises were a first step over the next three years to bring the 10-campus heads up to nationally competitive rates of rival research institutions. Los Angeles Times, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 11:19 PM
  • Silverado Fire 50 percent contained, 968 acres burned

    SILVERADO CANYON >> Day three of the Silverado Fire in eastern Orange County ended with the size of the blaze being downgraded from 1,600 acres to 968 acres, and with fire lines now scratched out around 50 percent of the flames. The Sunday evening assessment from the Cleveland National Forest is based on having more firefighters on the ground to better measure the scope of the fire, Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Bob Poole said. Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 02:34 AM
  • Psychology Professor Pleads Guilty in Killing of Alleged Rapist

    A psychology professor, whose case made international headlines, has pled guilty to manslaughter in the 1995 killing of the man she claimed raped her - out of concern for her daughter, says a longtime friend. The plea agreement accepted by Norma Patricia Esparza on Sept. People, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 09:45 PM
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