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U.S., partners begin airstrikes in Syria10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

An F/A-18C Hornet coming from Iraq lands on the flight deck of the US navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Gulf on August 15, 2014The U.S. and five Arab countries launch strikes on Islamic State targets in eastern Syria.


10ThingstoSeeSports - Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) can't make the catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-24. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraftYour Top Plays for Today

An Israeli soldier scans the area from his tank positioned in the Israeli annexed Golan HeightsJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning — the first such downing in decades, heightening tensions in the volatile plateau.


File: In this Tuesday May, 20, 2014, file photo Oscar Pistorius outide the HIgh Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide


Ebola cases to triple to 20,000 by November: WHOSeve is still a huge inspiration for Europe, says Bjorn
Geneva (AFP) - The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by the thousands every week if efforts are not significantly stepped up to stop the outbreak, the WHO warned Tuesday.

The European team line up for a photograph ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in ScotlandBy Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - Pictures and quotes of Seve Ballesteros are dotted around this week's Ryder Cup venue and ensure he remains a galvanizing influence on Europe's team three years after his death, said Thomas Bjorn. Bjorn, back in the side this week after a 12-year absence, said the charismatic Spaniard was still as much of a driving force now as he was in eight Ryder Cups as a player between 1979-1995 and as a victorious captain on home soil in Valderrama in 1997. ...


W.H. intruder had 800 rounds of ammoGolf-Seve is still a huge inspiration for Europe, says Bjorn

This Sept. 21, 2009 photo provided by Jerry Murphy shows Omar Gonzalez, who was married to Murphy's mother, Samantha, until they divorced in 2012. Authorities have identified Gonzalez as the man who got into the White House after scaling a fence on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jerry Murphy)Man who scaled fence, entered White House carrying knife was stopped twice before.


By Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES, Scotland, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Pictures and quotes of Seve Ballesteros are dotted around this week's Ryder Cup venue and ensure he remains a galvanising influence on Europe's team three years after his death, said Thomas Bjorn. Bjorn, back in the side this week after a 12-year absence, said the charismatic Spaniard was still as much of a driving force now as he was in eight Ryder Cups as a player between 1979-1995 and as a victorious captain on home soil in Valderrama in 1997. ...
Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killedRyder Cup jousting gets under way

FILE - This undated file image released by the Israel Defense Forces shows a combination of three photos of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, who disappeared while hitchhiking home near the West Bank city of Hebron late at night on June 12, 2014, and were never heard from again. Their bodies were found two weeks later. Israeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 and killed two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June, one of the incidents that ultimately sparked the Gaza war this summer, an Israeli military spokesman said. (AP Photo/Israel Defense Forces, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.


Team Europe Captain Paul McGuinley (L) and US Team Captain Tom Watson at a press conference in Gleneagles on September 22, 2014, before the start of the Ryder CupGleneagles (United Kingdom) (AFP) - The guessing game gets going in earnest at the Ryder Cup on Tuesday as players set out in groups for their first practice rounds at Gleneagles.




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Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Primary elections are being held now in states across the country as members of political parties cast votes for the candidates they want to run in this November’s general election. Once the primaries are over, it will be time to focus on the general midterm election.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

The Nuclear Option

The Democrats in the United States Senate put an end to Republican obstruction last week when they voted 52 to 48 to end the filibuster. Called the nuclear option, the change to Senate rules allows for executive and judicial nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote. The minority party can no longer filibuster these nominees and require a majority of 60 votes.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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