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FORT HOOD SHOOTER WANTS TO JOIN ISISSen. Chris Murphy would be “very unlikely” to support expanding the battle against ISIL.

2014-08-29 03:32:56 -0600

Filipino Col. Roberto Ancan, Commanding Officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Peacekeeping Operations Center, points to an area of a map where Filipino peacekeepers are stationed in Golan heights during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The United Nations said Friday that as well as the 43 detained Fijian soldiers, another 81 Philippine peacekeepers had been effectively trapped after being restricted to their positions by militants in the vicinity of Ar Ruwayhinah and Burayqah. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Forty-four Fijian soldiers working as U.N. peacekeepers remained captive to a militant group in Syria on Friday while 75 Philippine soldiers were in tense standoff with the rebels, according to the two Pacific nations.

2014-08-29 07:56:39 -0600

NYC Approves `Poor Door` for Upper West Side CondoNEW YORK (AP) — A developer and city officials say some changes have been negotiated in a plan for a so-called "poor door" for less-affluent residents of a Manhattan skyscraper.

2014-08-29 07:17:22 -0600