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France's President Francois Hollande, left, talks with Iraqi counterpart Fouad Massoum ahead of a conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, French President Francois Hollande and diplomats from around the world, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)Diplomats are meeting in Paris to come up with a strategy against the Islamic State group.


2014-09-15 01:58:39 -0600

Hurricane Odile is approaching Cabo San Lucas, Baja California State, Mexico, on September 14, 2014Hurricane Odile crashed into northwestern Mexico's Los Cabos resorts on Sunday, taking down trees with powerful winds as thousands of tourists hunkered down in luxury hotels converted into shelters. The "dangerous" category three storm in the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale packed 205-kilometer (125-mile) per hour winds when it made landfall near Cabo San Lucas in the late evening, according to the US National Hurricane Center. The storm took down trees, power lines and roof tiles as it arrived in the Baja California peninsula, said National Civil Protection coordinator Luis Felipe Puente.


2014-09-14 23:40:41 -0600

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev poses for photographers during a news conference after she was crowned Miss America 2015 during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.


2014-09-15 00:49:49 -0600