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1 American released from North Korea

The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.

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Islamic State reportedly training pilots to fly jets

Iraqi pilots who have joined ISIS in Syria are training members to fly in three captured fighter jets.

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Ramped up air strikes stall Islamic State advance

The advance of ISIS fighters stalled after U.S.-led coalition warplanes launched their heaviest bombardment yet on the militants.

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Obama, military leaders coordinate Islamic State strategy

President Barack Obama told military leaders from more than 20 countries that he is deeply concerned about the radical group's advances.

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U.S.-led air strikes intensify against Islamic State

President Barack Obama discussed the strategy with military leaders from 20 countries, including Turkey, Arab states and Western allies.

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U.S. troops take on invisible enemy in Ebola misson

Up to 4,000 troops will deploy to West Africa to help contain an outbreak of the deadly virus.

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Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize

The Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' rights has won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

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U.S., Japan eye closer security ties

Japan and the U.S. will update defense cooperation guidelines for the first time in nearly two decades.

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Scores possibly exposed to U.S. Ebola patient; 4 isolated

Up to 100 people may have had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in the U.S.

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U.N.: Islamic State committing ‘staggering’ crimes

Insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women as sex slaves, and used child soldiers, a new report says.

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White House moves to deal with child migration issue

Refugee processing centers in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will try to deter unaccompanied minors from crossing the border on their own.

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Congress vote on campaign against ISIS could lag to 2015

Congress may not vote until next year on authorizing air strikes against Islamic State militants, despite some lawmakers' insistence that approval is already overdue.

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Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world

President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have vowed to deepen their countries' strategic partnership.

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Afghanistan to sign U.S. security agreement

Afghanistan will sign a crucial security agreement allowing the U.S. to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year.

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Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria

U.S. intelligence underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide.

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U.S.-led strikes pressure al Qaeda’s Syria group to join with ISIS

The Nusra Front is facing pressure to reconcile with its rival Islamic State and confront a common enemy after U.S.-led air strikes hit both groups this week.

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Obama: World must do more to combat Ebola

The President called on more nations to help fight the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus.

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Islamist fighters advance in Syria despite U.S. strikes

U.S. and coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions again, but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area.

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U.S. launches more air strikes in Syria, Iraq

This week's campaign opens a new front in Syria and thrusts Washington into the country's 3-year-old civil war.

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U.S., Arab allies launch first strikes in Syria

The U.S. and Arab allies opened a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.

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Kansas City Royals' Jarrod Dyson waits to bat during practice Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals will host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 21.

Madison Bumgarner gets the call for the Giants, who are trying to become the first National League team to win three World Series titles in a five-year span since the St. Louis Cardinals of 1942-46. The Royals, back in the Series for the first time since winning the title in 1985, counter with James Shields.