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Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi listens to a question during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Iraq’s new prime minister says foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country’s fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)Plus, fight against Islamic State needs to include Syria, says Haider al-Abadi.


2014-09-17 09:34:48 -0600

Lethal Injection chamberHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago.


2014-09-17 08:26:36 -0600

Down the throat of Hawaii's Kilauea volcanoLava from the Kilauea volcano continues to ooze towards a highway and residential area on Hawaii’s Big Island. The volcano became active on June 27 when a newly opened fissure began to spew lava. The first video looks inside the June 27 fissure, showing the stream of molten lava. The second video shows aerial views of the activity near the front of the lava flow, where the heat is slowly burning vegetation. Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi declared a state of emergency on September 4 , as a lava flow creeped closer to residential areas near the summit of Kilauea. Credit: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory


2014-09-17 06:55:25 -0600