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black bear

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New Jersey hiker mauled by black bear

A Rutgers University student hiking in the woods of northern New Jersey was mauled to death Sunday by a 300-pound black bear in what authorities said was a highly unusual attack.

Darsh Patel, 22, a senior majoring in information technology and inform...

Hannah Graham missing UVA student

Charlottesville Police/WTVR

Hannah Graham disappearance: What we know

An arrest warrant has been issued in the case of 18-year-old Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia student who disappeared more than a week ago.

The warrant is for Jesse Matthew, who police believe was the last person to see her. He is wanted on sus...

Marijuana guns confiscated JFK

TSA: Woman arrested at JFK with contraband

When do boxes of baby wipes and laundry tablets get you in trouble? When they're stuffed with marijuana, ammunition and .40 caliber handguns.

Tomahawk missiile launch, ISIS, Syria

U.S. Navy

Obama: Syria strikes show 'this is not America's fight alone'

The United States is doing what it must to "take the fight to terrorists," leading a coalition of Arab nations in a series of airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State terror group in Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

At the same ...

Obama climate change UN

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Obama warns on climate change at UN

President Barack Obama told a United Nations meeting on Tuesday that pollution must be contained to address climate change.

Cruise missile strikes against ISIS, Syria

CNN

Al Qaeda group in Syria plots against U.S.

Among the targets of U.S. strikes across Syria early Tuesday was the Khorasan Group -- a collection of senior al Qaeda members who have moved into Syria.

President Obama called them "seasoned al Qaeda operatives."

"Once again, it must be clear to anyon...

Slain trooper's PA funeral

REUTERS/Mike Segar

Penn. manhunt enters 11th day; schools reopen

A line of law enforcement vehicles stretched for a mile along a rural Pennsylvania road Tuesday as the hunt for suspected cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein entered its 11th day.

Area schools opened for the first time since the middle of last week, althoug...

Somalia map

CNN

American journalist freed from Somali pirates

American journalist Michael Scott Moore, held for more than two years by Somali pirates, has been freed, Moore's family and a Somali official told CNN on Tuesday.

"We are just elated," Marlis Saunders, Moore's mother, said in a brief conversation. "I...

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Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters

3 Afghan soldiers face immigration charges

Three Afghan National Army officers, who disappeared while guests of the U.S. military at a training exercise in Massachusetts, are being charged with immigration violations.

Strikes against Syria

SPC Eric Garst/U.S. Navy

US-Arab coalition bolstered by Syria strikes

At the outset, this new coalition of the willing seemed like a coalition of the iffy.

Idlib, Syria, airstrikes aftermath

Idlib News Network

How Obama came to launch strikes in Syria

President Barack Obama's policy toward Syria -- three years of red lines and calls for regime change -- culminated Monday in a barrage of airstrikes on terror targets there, marking a turning point for the conflict and thrusting the president further into it.

Alabama UPS shooting

WBRC

3 people dead in Alabama UPS shooting

A recently-fired employee opened fire at a UPS facility in Inglenook, Alabama, on Tuesday, killing two people before taking his own life, authorities said.

Responding to calls of an active shooter, officers with the Birmingham Police Department entere...

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2014 National Toy Hall of Fame finalists

2014 Toy Hall of Fame finalists

Courtesy of The Strong

Contenders include American Girl, Operation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony and more. See all 12 finalists here and vote for your favorite.

Climate change: By the numbers

Pollution, smoke stacks

Reuters

Climate change will be front and center at this week's United Nations Climate Summit. Here's a look at climate change by the numbers.

Timeline: Unrest in Syria

Cruise missile strikes against ISIS, Syria

CNN

The U.S. and several Arab nations have begun airstrikes in Syria -- the latest chapter in a bloody civil war. Learn about the major events in the country's tumultuous uprising.

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