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U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province By Lesley Wroughton and Missy Ryan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday. Britain and Australia are potential candidates, U.S. Germany said on Wednesday it was in talks with the United States and other international partners about possible military action against Islamic State but made clear it would not participate.


American football - Browns receiver Gordon suspended one year

American football - Browns receiver Gordon suspended one year - The National Football League has slapped Josh Gordon with a one-year ban for substance abuse after the Cleveland Browns player's appeal was denied. The league said in its statement that the 23-year-old Gordon's "eligibility for reinstatement will be determined following the 2014 season". Gordon argued the failed test was the result of second-hand marijuana smoke. "I would like to apologise to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organisation and our fans," he said.


Court overturns convictions in Amish hair attacks

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, Sam Mullet stands in front of his Bergholz, Ohio, home. An appeals court on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati sided with arguments brought by attorneys for the Amish, who were convicted two years ago in five attacks in Ohio Amish communities in 2011. The attacks were in apparent retaliation against Amish who had defied or denounced the authoritarian style of leader Mullet. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File) CINCINNATI (AP) — Personal conflict, not religion, was the driving motive behind beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish, an appeals court panel ruled Wednesday in overturning the hate-crime convictions of 16 men and women.


USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

This undated photo provided by the University of Southern California sports information office shows defensive back Josh Shaw. The university is investigating his story that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. Head football coach Steve Sarkisian said USC has received calls contradicting Shaw's detailed claims about his two high ankle sprains. (AP Photo/University of Southern California) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.


Man drops sex abuse lawsuit against 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer

Plaintiff Michael Egan is seen through a screen during a news conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California A 31-year-old man on Wednesday withdrew a high-profile lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was an aspiring teen actor. Michael Egan filed a motion for voluntary dismissal of the civil lawsuit brought against Singer in April, according to court documents filed in Hawaii. Egan had also filed three other lawsuits claiming he was sexually abused as a teen by entertainment firm executive Gary Goddard and TV executives David Neuman and Garth Ancier, all of which have been dismissed.


Arsenal manager Wenger backs Sanchez to fill Giroud's shoes

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez (R) shoots on goal during their UEFA Champions League qualifying round play-off second-leg match against Besiktas, in London, on August 27, 2014 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger backed Alexis Sanchez to prove an able deputy for the injured Olivier Giroud after the Chilean forward fired his new club into the Champions League. Sanchez scored the only goal of the game against Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday to earn Arsenal a 1-0 win that propelled them into the Champions League group phase for the 17th season in succession. With Wenger revealing afterwards that Giroud could be out for up to four months after undergoing surgery on a broken tibia, it was the ideal moment for Sanchez to showcase his ability to lead the line. Asked if Sanchez could play at centre-forward during the period of Giroud's absence, Wenger replied: "For three or four months?


Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect

FILE - In this April 20, 2006, file photo, Hildale, Utah, sits at the base of Red Rock Cliff mountains with its sister city, Colorado City, Ariz., in the foreground. Utah's liquor commission has approved a winemaking license for a new winery in the town of Hildale, home to a polygamous sect. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings.


5-pound Pomeranian is world's fastest on 2 feet

In this Oct. 4, 2013 photo provided by Guinness World Records, Jiff, a 4-year-old Pomeranian, walks on his two front legs on the floor in his Los Angeles home. Jiff blazed into the 60th edition of the Guinness World Records book due out Sept. 10, 2014 after running 10 meters (9.1 yards) on his hind legs in 6.56 seconds and 5 meters (4.55 yards) on his front paws in 7.76 seconds. (AP Photo/Guinness World Records, Kevin Scott Ramos) NO SALES NO ARCHIVING ONE-TIME USE ONLY LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jiff was already cute, lovable and talented. Now he's proven he's speedy too.


Judge dismisses sex-assault case against 'X-Men' director

Michael Egan III briefs the media in Los Angeles on a lawsuit alleging the "X-Men" director Bryan Singer sexually abused him, April 17, 2014 A federal US judge dismissed Wednesday a child sex assault lawsuit brought against Bryan Singer, the director of the blockbuster "X-Men" films. Aspiring actor Michael Egan III had claimed that Singer forced him to have sex at parties in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s, when Egan was 17 years old. Egan filed a lawsuit in April in Hawaii, weeks before the release of the latest "X-Men" film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past." He had denied that the timing was aimed at maximizing the pressure on Singer, saying it was instead due to a legal "window" in Hawaii that meant he had to file then or drop the case.


Shaky Ground: The San Francisco Business Times created...

Shaky Ground: The San Francisco Business Times created... The San Francisco Business Times created this infographic that compares the size of the Bay Area's most notable earthquakes. Along with known fatalities and injuries, the paper also tallied up each quake's damage bill in today's dollars. The 1906 earthquake...


Under $500K Club: Mapping the 10 Cheapest Properties for Sale in San Francisco

Under $500K Club: Mapping the 10 Cheapest Properties for Sale in San Francisco This week the Top Ten joins the Under $500K Club as we search the city high and low for the least expensive properties on the market. We excluded senior living, anything labeled below market rate, and this 1-bed, 1-bath,...


On the Racked: Meet San Francisco's Hottest Trainer, Timbuk2 Shows Us Their Work Outfits; West Portal Retail Rent is Cheap; More!

On the Racked: Meet San Francisco's Hottest Trainer, Timbuk2 Shows Us Their Work Outfits; West Portal Retail Rent is Cheap; More! Welcome to On the Racked, where Racked SF editor Robyn Hagan Cain shares the top fashion, beauty and fitness news of the week. Erica Stenz of Barry's Bootcamp is pumped to be the winner of Racked SF's 2014 Hottest Trainer...


Asia shares up on steady Wall St., euro clings to slim gains

A pedestrian is reflected in an electronic board showing the various stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks crept up early on Thursday following another steady performance by Wall Street shares which hovered near record highs, while the euro clung to modest gains after rebounding from 13-month lows. The euro received some reprieve after three sessions of losses as feverish speculation of an imminent round of easing by the European Central Bank was tempered for now. Sources told Reuters on Wednesday that the ECB is unlikely to take new policy action next week unless inflation figures on Friday show the euro zone sinking significantly towards deflation. "If the German CPI underlines strengthening deflation, it will fuel caution towards the euro zone consumer data due tomorrow and add selling pressure on the euro," said Junichi Ishikawa, a market strategist at IG Securities in Tokyo.


Sharapova rallies to reach US Open third round

Maria Sharapova of Russia waves to the crowd after defeating Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania during their US Open women's singles match, in New York, on August 27, 2014 French Open champion Maria Sharapova produced a gritty, three-set victory over Alexandra Dulgheru on Wednesday to reach the third round of the US Open. The fifth-seeded Russian, one of the day's headliners along with Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka and five-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, kept the star-quotient up on a day that saw two-time defending women's champion Serena Williams along with top men Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all having a day off. Venus Williams was to open the night session, taking on Timea Bacsinszky for a place in the third round.


Hurricane Cristobal seen to become extratropical cyclone late Friday: NHC

Hurricane Cristobal is seen moving up the east coast of the United States in an image taken from NOAA's Goes-East satellite (Reuters) - Cristobal, the third hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season, is expected to become a powerful extratropical cyclone over the north Atlantic Friday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its advisory on Wednesday evening. The hurricane, located about 350 miles (560 km) west-northwest of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kmph), was currently passing between Bermuda and Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. "The center of Cristobal will pass well to the northwest of Bermuda on Thursday, the NHC said.


Chicken cutlets recalled over listeria concerns

Chicken cutlets recalled over listeria concerns A New Jersey company is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination.


Nine-year-old girl with Uzi accidentally kills gun instructor

9-year-old accidentally kills instructor at gun range PHOENIX (AP) — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.


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Plainview A quartet of hot musical acts will perform over four days for a series of fundraising concerts for the historic Granada Theatre in Plainview.

McDonnell daughter: Mom had 'mild obsession' with exec

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, left, and her daughter Cailin Young The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the family are at the heart of the McDonnells' corruption trial.


Mom pleads for U.S. journalist's release

Shirley Sotloff pleads with Islamic State leader to release son Mother of Steven Sotloff, held hostage by ISIL, made plea in video aimed at his captors.


Girl kidnapped, sexually abused testifies against day care worker

This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows 21-year-old Christina Regusters. The trial of Regusters, charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her, is being delayed amid jury problems. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department) A young girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom and sexually brutalized in a 19-hour ordeal recalled bits of the crime for a jury Wednesday, but said she couldn't remember many of the details.


Missouri governor names new public safety director

Former St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom, left, speaks after he is named the director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety during a news conference with Gov. Jay Nixon, left, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in St. Louis. Nixon appointed Isom nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb. Nixon did not directly say whether the leadership change was related to the events in Ferguson. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.


US F-15 fighter crashes in Va.

Photos of the day - July 15, 2014 Officials say jet, based in Mass., went down near Deerfield. Va.; pilot's fate not known.


Possible 2nd U.S. jihadist killed in Syria

A Syrian man looks at the rubble of a five story apartment building that was destroyed in a barrel bomb attack in Aleppo on August 27, 2014 News comes after Douglas McAuthur McCain died fighting alongside Islamic State: U.S.


The square hosts concerts in September

As autumn draws near, local residents are invited to come visit the downtown square and enjoy some music on Thursday afternoons in September.

How 'political correctness' protected UK pedophiles

People walk in the town centre, in Rotherham, England, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday in a damning account of "collective failures" by authorities to prevent victims as young as 11 from being beaten, raped and trafficked over a 16-year period. (AP Photo/Sylvia Hui) 1,400 children feared abused in N. England while authorities' fear of appearing racist stopped action.


Israeli PM Netanyahu declares victory in Gaza war

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on August 24, 2014 at the Defense Ministry in the costal city of Tel Aviv JERUSALEM (AP) — Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering.


Ex-GOP official admits he was paid to support candidate

In this Dec. 28, 2011, file photo, Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson speaks at a rally for Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, at the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Sorenson resigned from office Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2013, after investigator Mark Weinhardt’s report concluded Sorenson likely broke ethics rules in receiving $7,500 in monthly income from Rep. Michelle Bachmann’s, R-Minn., political action committee and presidential campaign in exchange for working as Bachmann’s state chair in 2011. The state senator received a $25,000 check from a high-ranking official in Ron Paul’s presidential campaign days before ditching Michele Bachmann to support Paul, and eventually received $73,000 in payments that may be linked to Paul’s campaign, the independent investigator has found. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file) Former Iowa official deserted 2012 presidential candidate Bachmann to endorse rival Paul.


Russia directs new offensive in Ukraine: U.S.

Ukrainian soldiers park their hardware on roadside as they are waiting for the start of the march into the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Heavy shelling hit a town of Novoazovsk in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, the third day of an assault that has forced government troops to spread their ranks thinner along the Russian border. Ukraine claimed the shelling was coming both from pro-Russian separatists and from Russia itself. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine that is helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities elsewhere.


Suspect wounded in NYC shootout with US marshals

Queens gunman wounded, in custody after shootout with US Marshals, NYPD NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities say a fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges was wounded during a shootout with U.S. marshals who tracked him down in Queens, New York.


Third top doctor in Sierra Leone succumbs to Ebola

During a training session participants listen as they stand over a mannequin FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.


US considers another relief operation in N. Iraq

FILE- This undated image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State group during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. The Gulf nation of Qatar is hitting back at suggestions that it supports the Islamic State extremist group, saying that “determined, collective action” is needed to end sectarian violence gripping Iraq and Syria. Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah unequivocally denied funding the extremist group. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center- File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.


Afghans face Taliban test in 2015, U.S. military leader says

Outgoing commander of ISAF, U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford, first left, and incoming U.S. Army Commander for International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell, first right, salute during a change of command ceremony at the ISAF Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. ISAF is a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan that was established by the United Nations Security Council in 2001. It will end its mission at the end of 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini) Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.


Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in U.S.

A screen grab from an Al-Jazeera video shows Peter Theo Curtis, a 45-year-old a freelance journalist, during his detention by Al-Qaeda militants in Syria American journalist Peter Theo Curtis has returned home to the United States, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group.


The London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale Hits a High Note Among iTunes Festival Patrons

When the iTunes Festival raises the curtain on its 30-day extravaganza of concerts this September, the experience will be entirely new for most people. After all, even those who've attended previous concerts ...

U.S. Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf

United States Coast Guard personnel are seen on their boat as they arrive back in Miami Beach on October 17, 2012 A U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, the Navy said Wednesday, an encounter that could exacerbate tensions between the two countries as they work to hammer out a lasting deal over Iran's nuclear program.


Ed Sheeran, Mary J. Blige and Placebo join iTunes Festival

Ed Sheeran will perform at the Roundhouse in London on September 29 as part of the 2014 iTunes Festival. The lineup is nearly complete for the next iTunes Festival, which is set to take place in London throughout the month of September. Ed Sheeran, Mary J. Blige, Placebo and Tony Bennett have been added to the program, joining previously announced acts including Pharrell Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Kylie Minogue, Maroon 5, Beck, Blondie, Jungle and David Guetta.


Humor us: Fallon to lead Kennedy Center honors for Leno

FILE - This Jan. 13, 2013 file photo shows Jay Leno, left, and Jimmy Fallon backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his “Tonight Show” predecessor Jay Leno with the nation’s top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Leno will receive the prize during a performance by his fellow comedians Oct. 19 in Washington. The show will be broadcast nationally Nov. 23 on PBS stations. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file) WASHINGTON (AP) — Jimmy Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his "Tonight Show" predecessor Jay Leno with the nation's top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington.


On Ukraine's 'other side' to the west, fears of familiar crisis brew

People wave European Union and Moldavian national flags Another crisis on Ukraine’s borders may be brewing — this time on the west, in tiny Moldova.


Two separate concerts gave Styx, DeYoung fans chance to see the two factions of classic rock act

In the space of six summery days, classic prog rock-loving Western New Yorkers had the opportunity to see the two factions of the band Styx perform. On Aug. 19, Styx played Artpark in Lewiston; on Aug. 24, former Styx singer Dennis DeYoung played Gratwick Riverside Park.
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