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HANNOVER, Germany (AP) " Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up "momentum" in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own. Obama's announcement of the American troops, which capped a six-day tour to the Middle East and Europe, reflected a steady deepening of U.S. military engagement,...

Updated at 4:39 PM

DUARTE, Calif. (AP) " A bear cub seen rooting through garbage cans and wandering in a suburban Los Angeles County foothill community was captured and released back into the wild. The Los Angeles Times reports (

Updated at 4:12 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) " Connecticut's highest court has ruled that lawsuits against cigarette manufacturers aren't prohibited by an exemption in liability law, bolstering the case of a smoker who got cancer and won a $28 million judgment against a...

Updated at 3:26 PM

Most of the time, we Americans proudly think of our country as one that's based on an unparalleled sense of fairness and justice. But every once in a while, we come across evidence that such is not always the case. It has never previously to...

Updated at 3:01 PM

We've known for a long time that

Updated at 2:41 PM

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) " A decision by wildlife authorities to allow expansion of the commercial oyster farming industry on New Jersey's Delaware Bay has some environmental groups worried. The groups say the increased activity will harm...

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