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House approves arms, training for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels.

Mechanical issue slows first lady's Tennessee trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who was the mystery passenger President Barack Obama greeted Wednesday aboard a government aircraft at Andrews Air Force Base after he returned from Florida?

Rookie CF Rusney Castillo to debut for Red Sox

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will get a look at their future on Wednesday night when rookie outfielder Rusney Castillo makes his major league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

US military role in Iraq raises combat questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the Pentagon are grappling with how to explain what American military forces are doing and could do in Iraq as they battle the Islamic State militants.

Dow closes at record high after Fed holds policy course

New York (AFP) - The Dow Wednesday closed at a record high after the US Federal Reserve stuck to a plan to begin raising near-zero interest rates only in 2015.

Moscow hails Ukraine self-rule olive branch for east

Moscow (AFP) - Russia hailed Wednesday Ukraine's offer of self-rule for separatist rebels in the east under a peace plan seen as the best chance yet of halting five months of bloody warfare.

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Virus coming to a state near you

Canadian health officials have confirmed three cases of Enterovirus D68 in British Columbia. A fourth suspected case from a patient with severe respiratory illness is still under investigation.

Dowd inspires edible-pot campaign

A distressed-looking woman sits on a bed in a dark hotel room. A caption reads, "Don't let a candy bar ruin your vacation."

Rocket attack kills 10 in Ukraine

A rocket attack by pro-Russia rebels killed 10 civilians and injured 12 others in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, the Ukrainian military said. It was the latest report of violence amid a shaky ceasefire in the region.

Panthers star takes leave

Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy, who has been granted a new trial this fall after a domestic violence conviction in May, has taken a voluntary leave with pay until his legal matters are resolved, the team announced Wednesday.

Wrongly convicted man gets a statue

Even while imprisoned for a rape he didn't commit, Tim Cole never stopped acting like a big brother.

Source: Joan Rivers' doc took selfie

A clinic staffer told investigators a doctor took a selfie in the procedure room as Joan Rivers was anesthetized, a source says.

Kerry heckled during testimony

Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before Congress, speaking about the U.S. war on ISIS.

Vikings: Peterson must stay away

The Minnesota Vikings made a mistake. And they want to "get things right."

Why women living in paradise don't surf

It's a surfer's paradise -- but Diah Rahayu is out on her own when it comes to professional women's wave-riding in her native Bali. Unlike many Indonesian girls, she's right at home on the beach.

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Panthers' Hardy also placed on exempt list

Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy has agreed to be placed on the NFL's exempt list.

Welker feels great, is 'excited' to be back

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker said Wednesday he feels great physically and "excited, just really excited," to be back with the team.

Nike suspends Peterson's endorsement deal

Nike has suspended its contract with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, announcing the decision Wednesday as part of a statement which also addressed the company's role as a partner with the NFL.

Vikings admit 'mistake' as Peterson barred

Admitting they "made a mistake," the Minnesota Vikings changed course Wednesday as running back Adrian Peterson was placed on the NFL's exempt list, barring him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved.

Vikings admit 'mistake' as Peterson barred

Admitting they "made a mistake," the Minnesota Vikings changed course Wednesday as running back Adrian Peterson was placed on the NFL's exempt list, barring him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved.

Kaepernick to appeal $11K-plus language fine

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick maintained his stance Wednesday that he "didn't say anything" to warrant an unsportsmanlike penalty for inappropriate language in Sunday night's 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Warner, Seau among 1st-year HOF nominees

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

FSU to bench Winston for half after obscenity

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after he was seen shouting an obscene sexual phrase on campus Tuesday.
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