Sunday , 21 September 2014

National News

Ukraine, Russian-Backed Rebels Agree on Buffer Zone in Peace Talks

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iStock/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) — While efforts are progressing to end the conflict in Ukraine, tensions were renewed Saturday with fresh provocations from both sides. Ukrainian officials and Russian-backed rebels moved to strengthen a ceasefire, agreeing to an 18-mile buffer zone that would prohibit overflights and be free of heavy weapons. In addition to the decision, both groups reportedly agreed to swap ... Read More »

Officials Warn Virus Could Sicken, Kill Dogs

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Health officials are warning dog owners to be on the lookout for a deadly canine virus that could sicken or kill their pets. Dozens of dogs have been killed by the canine parvovirus in New Jersey, according to ABC News affiliate WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. The American Veterinary Medical Association says the virus is highly contagious and can ... Read More »

“Fashion Police” to Continue Without Joan Rivers, E! Network Says

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Photo by: E! Entertainment(NEW YORK) — After much deliberation and Melissa Rivers’ blessing, Fashion Police will officially move forward without Joan Rivers, E! said Friday in a statement to ABC News. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of our platforms,” ... Read More »

“World News Tonight With David Muir” Podcast – September 18th, 2014

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Urgent Manhunt: An urgent manhunt is happeningright now across America for the man the FBI has now put on its list of ten most wanted. Frantic Scene Inside Plane: A frantic scene on board a JetBlue flight as smoke filled the cabin, making passengers scramble to grab their overhead masks to breathe. Desperate Search: Authorities are pouring over surveillance video ... Read More »

Senate Approves Bill on Training Syrian Rebels

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Credit: Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — The Senate passed a stop gap funding measure on Thursday night, which includes authorization for President Obama’s plan to train and arm Syrian moderates in the fight against ISIS. The Senate voted 78-22 on the continuing resolution, which will fund the government and authorizes Title X until December 11. Many Republicans joined Democrats in ... Read More »

“World News Tonight With David Muir” Podcast – September 17th, 2014

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NFL Firestorm: The Minnesota Vikings have decided to keep superstar Adrian Peterson off the field while he fights a charge of child abuse, as there is growing pressure on the commissioner once called the most powerful man in sports. Monster Storm: The Southwest has been hit with devastating floods and rain, as downed trees blocked highways and powerful winds tossed ... Read More »

Will Syrian Rebels Stop Fighting Assad to Fight ISIS Instead?

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Photo by John Cantlie/Getty Images)(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday the Obama administration believes that moderate Syrian rebels that the U.S. plans to train and equip will stop fighting the Assad regime and instead make defeating ISIS their priority, a strategy that one skeptic said was “unrealistic.” Kerry suggested ISIS, which also goes by the acronym ... Read More »

NRA Readies Multi-Million Dollar Ad Push in Key Senate Races

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PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The National Rifle Association is poised to spend millions supporting Republican Senate candidates with new ad campaigns launching Wednesday in Arkansas, Colorado, and North Carolina. The new ad blitz, which will total over $4 million spread across the three states, is the latest in the influential gun lobby’s efforts to influence the midterm elections. The ... Read More »

Detroit Doctor Pleads Guilty to Administering Unnecessary Chemotherapy to Defraud Medicare

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yanyong/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — A Detroit-area doctor pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicare and insurance companies by providing patients with unnecessary chemotherapy. Dr. Farid Fata, 49, had been accused of fraudulently billing about $225 million in claims to Medicare over a six year span. He pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 13 counts of health care fraud, one count of conspiracy to pay or ... Read More »

“World News Tonight” Podcast – September 15, 2014

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Wild Weather : The Southwestern United States braces for hurricane Odile as California fights intense wildfires in extreme heat. Running Out Of Time: Experts have little hope for reaming ISIS hostages as investigators use execution videos to track down the killers. The NFL In Crisis: The violence of two super star football players has many fans calling for action. Manhunt: ... Read More »