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California wildfires threaten thousands of homes

Fire crews in the rugged Sierra Nevada region battled against a blaze that has displaced hundreds of residents.

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ISIS planned beheading of random person in Australia

Hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation after Australian officials uncovered a plot to behead a member of the public in Australia.

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House votes to arm Syrian rebels; Senate next

The U.S. House approved Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels - now it's the Senate's turn.

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White House proposes new energy efficiency rules

The latest efforts include standards for commercial air conditioning units that could slash energy use.

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Obama vows not to fight another ground war in Iraq

Support for ISIS increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages, senior officials say.

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N.Y. man charged with trying to help Islamic State

A 30-year-old man has been charged with trying to provide material support to the militant group and attempting to murder U.S. soldiers.

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Islamic State campaign test Obama’s commitment to allies

While Americans support the campaign of airstrikes against militants, they have a low appetite for a long campaign against the group.

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Children’s respiratory illness spreads to more states

A serious illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states and it's predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks.

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Lawmakers want antibiotics out of chicken

Lawmakers want to rein in antibiotic use in livestock.

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UPS hiring 95K temp workers for holiday season

UPS is almost doubling the number of seasonal employees for this year's holiday shopping season.

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Obama to deploy troops as Ebola crisis worsens

The U.S. announced a ramped-up plan to help tackle the Ebola outbreak, including a major deployment in Liberia.

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FCC sees record feedback on ‘net neutrality’

The FCC has received a record number of comments from consumers and lawmakers on proposed new Internet traffic rules.

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115K could lose Obamacare insurance over immigration

People in 36 states could lose their health insurance under Obamacare, because of problems involving citizenship.

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Lawmakers push ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels

Lawmakers began debating legislation to arm and train rebels who oppose both ISIS militants and Syria's government.

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GM offers compensation for 19 deaths related to ignition switch

General Motors will pay compensation for 19 deaths, more than the 13 the automaker previously admitted were caused by the recalled part.

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Apple receives record orders for new iPhone

Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply.

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U.S. to help train people to spot potential violent extremists

The U.S. government launched a program to stop radicalized young people joining extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq.

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Minimum-wage hike finds hope in the heartland

The push to raise the minimum wage has largely found success in liberal-leaning states, but could make headway in the conservative heartland.

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Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive tomorrow

The President is expected to detail a plan to boost America's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak.

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France opens Iraq conference urging ‘global’ fight against ISIS

French President Francois Hollande called for united international action to tackle the threat from Islamic State militants.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 19

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Alook back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws during warmups before an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

Atlanta built a stunning 56-0 lead. Tampa Bay scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to avoid the worst loss in franchise history.

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Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

This is a 2014 photo of Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team. This image reflects the Arizona Cardinals active roster as of Monday, June 9, 2014 when this image was taken.

Police say Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose, Cards also release Chris Rainey for his history of domestic violence.

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Kevin Spacey’s stalker sentenced to 4 years

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A Massachusetts woman who threatened to torture the actor has been sentenced to more than four years behind bars.

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R&A set for historic vote on women members

FILE - In this July 17, 2013 file photo, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club's Chief Executive Peter Dawson listens during a press conference ahead of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland. Dawson announced last month that he will retire in September 2015 as secretary of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club and chief executive of The R&A, a business division he wisely created 10 years ago. He will have served 16 years, the same tenure as the three R&A secretaries before him. What sets him apart is coping with perhaps the most challenging times in the club's 260-year history.

On the same day Scotland votes on whether to become independent, a historic sporting decision will be made inside arguably the most famous building in golf.

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