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Russia calls for new MH17 investigation

Friday, 19 September 2014 21:17
Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations. The countries that lost most of the 298 victims on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 — the Netherlands, Australia and Malaysia — as well as the United States and most other members of the U.N. Security Council strongly supported the Dutch-led international…
Duncan slams Jindal's Common Core lawsuit: ‘Do the right thing for children’
Friday, 19 September 2014 21:17
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has hit back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for mounting a lawsuit over the Obama administration’s Common Core academic standards, implying that the Republican lawmaker’s opposition to the controversial policy has been driven by his desire to run for president. Jindal sued the Obama administration in August, accusing Duncan and the U.S. Department of Education of illegally forcing states to adopt the Common Core by requiring them to enforce the more…
Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake
Friday, 19 September 2014 20:16
Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings. Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis was found dead Friday afternoon in Lake Austin, an emotional Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton announced Friday afternoon. Hamilton said he had been determined to "bring her home." Efforts to locate the deputy had been suspended before…
Purdue shooter sentenced to 65 years
Friday, 19 September 2014 20:16
An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom was sentenced Friday to the maximum 65 years in prison after telling a judge he lied about being mentally ill. Tippecanoe Superior Court Judge Thomas Busch cited Cody Cousins' lack of remorse, the viciousness of the Jan. 21 attack on Andrew Boldt and Cousins' apparent pride in Boldt's death in rejecting the defense's request that Cousins be…
Russia: info 'war' in Malaysian plane disaster
Friday, 19 September 2014 19:16
Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations. The countries that lost most of the 298 victims on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 — the Netherlands, Australia and Malaysia — as well as the United States and most other members of the U.N. Security Council strongly supported the Dutch-led international…
Petition filed seeking to block Peterson from son
Friday, 19 September 2014 19:16
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Authorities in Minnesota filed a petition Friday seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. In the petition, Hennepin County Human Services asked a judge to block Peterson from using corporal punishment or physical discipline on the boy. It also would block unauthorized or unsupervised contact, and require Peterson to complete a parenting assessment. Peterson faces a child abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden…
Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks
Friday, 19 September 2014 19:15
Participants in Ukrainian peace talks have reached agreement to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants. Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, and the Moscow-backed rebels agreed that the buffer zone should be 30 kilometers (19 miles) wide. They said after the talks that dragged into the night and ended early Saturday in the Belarusian capital Minsk that all heavy weapons should be withdrawn from that zone. The negotiators also reached agreement on…
Russian jets intercepted by U.S., Canada
Friday, 19 September 2014 19:15
Authorities say two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska. Lt. Col. Michael Jazdyk, a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, says the jets intercepted the planes about 55 nautical miles from the Alaskan coast at about 7 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday. The Russian planes were identified as two IL-78 refueling tankers, two Mig-31 fighter jets and two Bear long-range bombers.
Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels
Friday, 19 September 2014 17:14
President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill authorizing the military to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group. Obama signed the bill Friday in the Oval Office. The Senate gave its final approval Thursday, a day after the legislation drew strong bipartisan support in the House. The White House says U.S. troops will train Syrian rebels at camps in Saudi Arabia. Obama has authorized airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in…
Car seized, apartment searched in hunt for Virginia student
Friday, 19 September 2014 17:14
Virginia police seized a car and searched an apartment today in their hunt for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in what police said was a major break in the case. The searches were the result of a trio of warrants executed today, according to Charlottesville police. The third warrant was for a phone, police said. All three search warrants were connected to the same person of interest. It is unclear if this person…
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