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  1. Obama to announce expanded U.S. effort to fight Ebola


    WASHINGTON — Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Barack Obama today will announce an expansion of military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus, administration officials said.

    High school volunteer Paige Kula helps load a pallet with medical supplies inside the warehouse of Project C.U.R.E., in Centennial, Colo. The supplies are going to help Sierra Leone fight Ebola.
  2. U.S. hits ISIS south of Baghdad in first strike under new Obama orders


    WASHINGTON — The United States bombed an Islamic State position southwest of Baghdad on Monday in what the U.S. Central Command said was the first airstrike undertaken under expanded rules of engagement President Barack Obama outlined in a speech last week.

  3. Urban Outfitters apologizes for 'bloody' Kent State sweatshirt


    Urban Outfitters issued an apology Monday as it came under scathing attack for featuring a "vintage" Kent State University sweatshirt that appeared to have been splattered with blood.

    Urban Outfitters explained the shirt this way: "The one-of-a-kind item was purchased as part of our sun-faded vintage collection. There is no blood on this shirt nor has this item been altered in any way. The red stains are discoloration from the original shade of the shirt and the holes are from natural wear and fray."
  4. Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily


    WASHINGTON — Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private …

  5. Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party


    ISLAMABAD — Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 others, officials said.