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National & World U.S., Arab allies hit Islamic State strongholds in Syria, Iraq (New) U.S., Arab allies hit Islamic State strongholds in Syria, Iraq (Photo Gallery)
Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq as a simultaneous U.S. strike attacked an al-Qaida cell of hardened veterans with "significant explosives skills" said to be plotting attacks on the U.S. and Western interests.

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National & World (New) U.S., Arab allies hit Islamic State strongholds in Syria, Iraq (Photo Gallery)
Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq as a simultaneous U.S. strike attacked an al-Qaida cell of hardened veterans with "significant explosives skills" said to be plotting attacks on the U.S. and Western interests.
National & World (New) U.S.: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-January (Photo Gallery)
New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically - the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone - unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up.
National & World White House intruder had ammo, machete and hatchets in car
Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.
Local & Regional Study: Natural changes in wind cause Pacific warming
A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.

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Sports Welker's return brings more concussion questions
Wes Welker's receiving stats over a productive NFL career are impressive. Still, there's another set of numbers associated with him that cannot be ignored: three concussions, nine months.

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Outdoors Biologists to study salmon in Siuslaw this fall
This fall, fishery biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will capture adult Chinook in the Siuslaw River near Mapleton as part of a broader study to accurately estimate this year’s return.

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National & World (New) UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change
Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.
National & World Amnesty International blasts China's torture tool industry
Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.

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Home Women still pen pals after 71 years Women still pen pals after 71 years (Video)
It's a Trans-Atlantic friendship that began with the stroke of a pen. Now 71 years later, two pen pals are getting a chance to spend some time together. Boyd Huppert reports.
Home GoPro Headcam shoots robbery GoPro Headcam shoots robbery (Video)
It happens all the time. A tourist gets mugged by an armed robber. But what made this attempted robbery unusual was that you can watch the entire thing go down because it was captured by a head cam worn by the victim. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the only thing shot was the bad guy's image.

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Health Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning
Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.
Consumer Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service (New) Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service (Video)
The CEO of Seattle-based nail polish and beauty product company Julep - says she had no idea her customers had taken their complaints to the Better Business Bureau until the bureau issued a news release this week. Jane Park insists Julep is not a company that would intentionally ignore its customers and the issues that prompted the complaints have been addressed.

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Technology Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station
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.

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Health News you should use: tomatoes and prostate cancer
Tomatoes and Prostate Cancer; Big Base, Great Workout; Fun Reduces Eating; Train Your Brain to Eat Healthier; All Diets Work; Walks for Sitting; Freshman Women Can Eat Healthier
Health Study: Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes
Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.
Health How to avoid body pain from work (your desk, chair, slumping)
Recently, I was able to catch up with an expert on physical therapy and dance, Colorado-based Mieke Scripps. She studied dance and kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin while performing in the modern dance troop Li Chiao-Ping Dance. After her dance career, she received her doctorate in physical therapy from Northwestern University and then worked as a physical therapist for the New York City Ballet, the School of American Ballet, the Miami City Ballet, the Juilliard School and on many Broadway shows. Mieke found that yoga was an effective and safe complementary movement therapy to improve stability and strength while also increasing flexibility. She has recently relocated to Colorado and is integrating physical therapy with her expertise in yoga training for the Colorado Ballet Academy and in her own private practice. I was able to do an extensive three-part email interview with Dr. Scripps.
Health Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine
An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives' prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died.

Business

Business Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities
Across the developing world, migration from country to city has long been a potential path out of poverty. Less and less is that true for millions of people in Asia, where the wealth gap is growing in many of the most densely populated cities in human history.
Business Central Bank chief: Euro recovery losing momentum
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi defended the bank's new stimulus programs as he warned that the weak economic recovery in the eurozone "is losing momentum."

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Consumer Fight fraud with transaction alerts
You can't avoid it. Sooner or later – whether they steal your wallet, secretly swipe your card or hack a database – a crook is going to get your credit or debit card number. Chances are this has already happened to you – maybe more than once.
Consumer Sure Jell freezer jam insert -- a recipe for confusion (Video)
Home canning "newbies" are learning the hard way about the importance of having the right directions when you're making jams and jellies. Case in point, this summer's instruction mix-up involving Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin, one of the most popular brands of natural thickener for making jelly and jam.
Consumer Wearable tech trend predicted to grow (Video)
You can wear them on your wrist, on your neck, and even on your face. They can help you check your e-mail, check your pulse, and check directions. They're wearable technology, and they're gaining in popularity. Wearable tech is still very new, but Consumer Reports thinks it's going to take off. A lot of big companies are jumping in the game, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, and maybe even Apple.
Consumer A timeshare is not an investment
A time share can be a great vacation option for some people, but it's not an investment. Don't expect it to not appreciate in value over time.