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At least 19 deaths linked to faulty GM cars

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Police investigate brawl at party attended by Palin family

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White House: Yes, this is a war against ISIS

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Smoke alarms recalled over malfunction issue

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    At least 19 deaths linked to faulty GM cars

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Sep 15, 14:45

    The number of people killed by faulty General Motors cars now stands at 19, significantly higher than the 13 deaths previously disclosed by the automaker. Nineteen death claims have been found eligible for the GM compensation fund that’s administered by attorney and compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg. That figure appears likely to rise, with fund deputy administrator Camille […]

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    Police investigate brawl at party attended by Palin family

    by CNN / AP on Sep 12, 17:07

      Police say they are investigating a fight that broke out among a large crowd at a party attended by family members of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Anchorage police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said Friday that police responded to a report late Saturday of a verbal and physical altercation among about 20 people outside a […]

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    White House: Yes, this is a war against ISIS

    by Stephanie Condon / CBS News on Sep 12, 12:45

    A day after Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned against “war fever,” administration officials on Friday said the U.S. is indeed waging a war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, otherwise known as ISIL). However, the administration is still trying to draw a distinction between this new “war” and the previous war the U.S. […]

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    Smoke alarms recalled over malfunction issue

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 11, 18:45

    A popular brand of smoke alarms is being voluntarily recalled. The recall is for three specific types of Kidde brand smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The manufacturing corporation says it’s recalling them because they could malfunction after a power outage. The affected models are the hard-wired variety that were manufactured after December of last year. The […]

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    Obama will strike ISIS “wherever they exist,” including Syria

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Sep 10, 17:30

    Last Updated Sep 10, 2014 9:05 PM EDT President Obama on Wednesday announced a comprehensive strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, or ISIL) that will broaden the U.S. military role to include airstrikes in Syria but not put any American combat troops on the ground in the region. Until […]

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    Obama: Defeating ISIS will be “different” from Iraq, Afghanistan wars

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Sep 09, 16:05

    President Obama will announce that the U.S. will lead a coalition to destroy Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, according to advance speech excerpts released by the White House. “With a new Iraqi government in place, and following consultations with allies abroad and Congress at home, I can announce that America will lead a broad […]

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    Alaska, Japanese agencies sign agreement

    by Associated Press on Sep 08, 15:26

    State and Japanese agencies have agreed to keep the lines of communication open over a proposed mega-liquefied natural gas project. Alaska is pursuing the project with three major energy companies, TransCanada Corp. and the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. The intended market is Asia, and the nonbinding agreement signed Monday is aimed at strengthening ties with […]

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    Alaska Airlines to pay $500K federal penalty

    by Associated Press on Sep 05, 16:04

    The U.S. Attorney’s office in Seattle has announced Alaska Airlines will pay $500,000 to settle FAA claims over a 2010 electrical fire in a jet that was parked at a gate in Anchorage, Alaska. The penalty stems from an improperly positioned metal clamp that attaches an air hose to a panel in the cockpit of […]

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    2 feared dead as U.S. plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica

    by CBS/AP on Sep 05, 13:34

    Last Updated Sep 5, 2014 7:50 PM EDT KINGSTON, Jamaica – A private U.S. plane with an unresponsive pilot traveled more than 1,700 miles before crashing Friday into the ocean north of Jamaica, U.S. and Jamaican officials said. The pilot and his wife were both presumed dead. “We can confirm that the plane has gone down,” […]

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    Google settles with FTC over in-app charges

    by Associated Press on Sep 04, 9:59

    The government says Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store. The Federal Trade Commission says since 2011, consumers reported hundreds of dollars of unauthorized charges by children made within […]

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    Fast-food workers strike across country, arrests made

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Sep 04, 9:25

    Last Updated Sep 4, 2014 12:05 PM EDT Fast-food workers who say they aren’t lovin’ their wages are striking today in 150 cities to gain support for earning $15 an hour. The workers, organized under the “Fight for 15″ banner, said they are taking a page from civil-rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

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    Police reports shed light on girl who fatally shot instructor with Uzi

    by CBS/AP on Sep 03, 13:02

    Last Updated Sep 2, 2014 3:19 PM EDT PHOENIX – A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday. Her family members were focused […]

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    Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS

    by CBS/AP on Sep 02, 10:10

    Last Updated Sep 2, 2014 2:43 PM EDT BEIRUT – An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria(ISIS), just days after Sotloff’s mother had pleaded for his release. The extremist group called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff, 31, […]

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    Marine helicopter goes down in Gulf of Aden; 25 rescued

    by CBS/AP on Sep 01, 16:09

    A Marine helicopter carrying 25 U.S. service members crashed in the Gulf of Aden Monday, but all aboard were rescued, according to the Navy. Seventeen Marines and eight sailors were aboard the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter when it crashed as it attempted to land on the USS Mesa Verde. All were aboard the ship following […]

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    Michael Brown’s funeral draws thousands in Missouri

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Aug 25, 11:03

    Michael Brown’s relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a “gentle soul” with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day “the world would know his name.” Thousands of mourners filled the massive Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in […]

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    Large earthquake rattles San Francisco Bay Area

    by CBS News on Aug 24, 13:06

    Last Updated Aug 24, 2014 6:57 PM EDT A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning, centered in the Napa County town of American Canyon, but felt across Northern California. The quake, the strongest in the region since 1989, prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency Sunday. […]

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    How many Americans have joined ISIS?

    by CBS News on Aug 22, 11:36

    The U.S. government has positively identified a relatively small number of Americans – fewer than 12 – who have joined ISIS, but precise numbers are unavailable and intelligence assessments, while educated, are still estimates due to limited U.S. intelligence in Syria, CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports. There is also a group of Americans who have […]

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    Rick Perry turns himself in for mug shot

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Aug 19, 18:29

    Last Updated Aug 19, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, turned himself in Tuesday afternoon to be booked and have his mug shot taken at the Travis County Justice Center. The governor was indicted last Friday on two felony counts of abuse of power, which he called “baseless political charges.” “I’m here today because I […]

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    ISIS claims to have beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley

    by CBS News on Aug 19, 16:45

    Last Updated Aug 19, 2014 7:45 PM EDT The Islamic extremist group that has overrun parts of Syria and Iraq released a video that apparently shows the beheading of American journalist James Foley. The militant group also threatened to kill another U.S. journalist if the U.S. does not halt its airstrikes in Iraq. The Islamic State […]

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    Michael Brown autopsy results revealed; National Guard deployed

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Aug 18, 18:53

    An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday. But the pathologist said the team that examined Michael […]