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US airstrikes targeting northern Iraq

Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:38
Washington (AFP) - American warplanes have bombed Islamist militants in northern Iraq near the Mosul dam, the US military's Central Command said on Thursday, in the latest air attack on the extremists. "US military forces continued to attack ISIL (Islamic State) terrorists in support of Iraqi Security Force operations, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct six airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam," it said in a statement. The air raids were carried…
Venus Williams: I posed nude because 'Serena had done it'
Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:38
Venus Williams is juicing – no not that kind of juicing. Aside from being one of the top-ranked tennis stars, the 34 year old is part-owner of a Jamba Juice chain, and claims it’s the combination of juices and exercise that is helping prepare her for the upcoming U.S. Open starting on August 25. Williams joined us in the FOX411 studio to discuss her predictions for the U.S. Open, and why she decided to pose…
U.S. judge calls Argentina debt row hearing amid contempt calls
Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:49
By Nate Raymond and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. judge who barred Argentina from servicing its debt until it settled with investors demanding full payment on their bonds scheduled a new hearing on Thursday, after the country unveiled plans to sidestep his ruling that led it to default for the second time in a dozen years. Argentina missed a June interest payment after District Judge Thomas Griesa blocked a coupon payment owed…
Ford tells U.S. dealers to stop selling some C-Max, Focus models
Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:49
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co has told its U.S. dealers to stop test-driving and selling C-Max and Focus models produced during a week this month because of potential problems with the steering gear assembly, a notice sent to dealers on Wednesday shows. A Ford spokeswoman said Thursday none of the affected vehicles were sold to customers and that less than 50 were on U.S. dealer lots. Some C-Max and Focus models built at the…
U.S. housing, jobs data bolster economic outlook
Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans resold their homes in July at the fastest pace in almost a year, a sign the housing market was gaining steam again after a year-long slump. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday existing home sales increased 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.15 million units. That was above analysts' expectations and marked the fourth straight month the pace of home resales accelerated.
Wall St. hits record after data; Jackson Hole ahead
Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:49
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, ahead of a flurry of economic data and the start of the meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Policymakers are due to discuss the labor markets of major economies at the Aug. 21-23 meeting, with U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen scheduled to speak Friday. Investors will peruse officials' remarks for clues on the timing…
15 classic children's books even adults love
Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:40
The most formative books may be those of your childhood: Dozens of Real Simple readers remember beloved children's books that turned them on to reading.
Ebola treatment: Does drug offer hope?
Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:40
STORY HIGHLIGHTSAmerican patients infected with Ebola are being released from the hospital Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were given ZMapp, an experimental drugTo leave isolation, two blood tests on the Ebola patients must come back negative for the virus (CNN) -- Two American missionaries infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug. Shortly after, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were flown separately from Liberia to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital --…
We stand with Ferguson, Holder says
Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:40
STORY HIGHLIGHTSCrowds grew thin late Wednesday and cleared the streets overnightThunderstorms in Ferguson may have reduced numbers A county grand jury heard evidence against Officer Darren WilsonAttorney General Eric Holder gave Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson a hug Have you documented the protests in Ferguson? Share your photos, videos and opinions with CNN iReport. For local coverage of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and its aftermath, go to CNN affiliates KMOV, KSDK, KTVI…
American Ebola patients released
Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:40
STORY HIGHLIGHTSDr. Kent Brantly contracted deadly Ebola virus in Liberia while fighting an outbreakHe and American Nancy Writebol were treated in an isolation facility in AtlantaBrantly is the first known Ebola patient to recover in the U.S.When the American patients arrived, many expressed fears of an outbreak in the U.S. (CNN) -- Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa while helping fight its largest outbreak in recorded history, will be…
 

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