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An abandoned dog and cat seen in front of a damaged house, after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Ukraine and the Russian-backed separatists inked a cease-fire agreement Sept. 5, though the deal has been violated repeatedly. On Wednesday, shelling in rebel-held parts of the east killed at least 12 civilians, as a top leader of pro-Russian rebels rejected Ukrainian legislation meant to end the unrest by granting self-rule to large swaths of the east. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fireEast Ukraine cease-fire appears to largely hold despite sporadic violations
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Police remove a sword as part of evidence found at a residential property in the suburb of Marsfield, in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group, by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney. (AP Photo/AAP Image, Paul Miller) AUSTRALIA OUT, NEW ZEALAND OUT, PAPUA NEW GUINEA OUT, SOUTH PACIFIC OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVES
Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plotAustralian leader says intelligence of beheading plot led to Sydney police raids
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell, arrives a federal court in Lynchburg, Va. A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact _ that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter.  (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)
Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trialJury won't consider 9 deaths linked to salmonella in Geogia trial of peanut plant owner
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
Bayer to split off polymer division with IPOGerman pharma and chemicals company Bayer to split off polymer division with IPO
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
FILE - In this Thursday,  March 6, 2014  file photo President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, following a meeting of the ECB governing council.   The European Central Bank launched its new stimulus program aimed at getting banks to lend more in a slack economy — but saw less demand than expected for its offering of super-cheap credit. The central bank for the 18-country eurozone on Thursday  Sept. 18, 2014 handed out euro82.6 billion (US$107 billion) in ultra-cheap loans to 255 banks.(AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
New central bank stimulus launched for eurozoneEuropean Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort
The Associated Press48 minutes ago

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda poses for a portrait on the roof of the Leo Burnett Building in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Wallenda said his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River. Wallenda, 35, will attempt the feat on Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walkSpectacle, legacy, showmanship propelling Wallenda high-wire walk between Chicago skyscrapers
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, Paris Barclay attends the LA Premiere Screening of "Sons Of Anarchy" at at TCL Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles. A new guild study says that women and minorities were largely shut out of the ranks of TV directors again last season. In a Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 statement, Directors Guild President Barclay said it can be "shockingly difficult" to persuade those who control industry hiring to make even small improvements. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, file)
Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalledGuild study: Women, minority directors largely shut out of TV series work in unchanged pattern
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This Sept. 16, 2014 photo provided by the Cottonwwood, Ariz., Police Department shows Cecilio Cruz, left, and Cottonwood, Ariz., police Sgt. Tod Moore at a funeral home and cemetery in Tucson, Ariz., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Cruz was arrested without incident on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the 1997 death of his ex-girlfriend and her unborn child in Cottonwood, Ariz. A television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to the arrest of Cruz, her ex-boyfriend, police said Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Cruz was taken into custody early Tuesday in Tucson on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter. Police in the city of Cottonwood, about 100 miles north of Phoenix, said Cruz fatally shot 17-year-old Marisol Gonzalez in the face on March 25, 1997. (AP Photo/Cottonwwood Police Department)
TV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killingTelevision show helps lead to arrest in 1997 killing of Arizona teenager, her unborn baby
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Loretta Lynn performs during the Americana Music Honors and Awards show Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Jason Isbell cleans up at Americana AwardsJason Isbell cleans up at Americana Awards, with the help of his wife Amanda Shires
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Daredevil Nik Wallenda poses for a portrait on the roof of the Leo Burnett Building in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Wallenda said his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River. Wallenda, 35, will attempt the feat on Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walkSpectacle, legacy, showmanship propelling Wallenda high-wire walk between Chicago skyscrapers
The Associated Press10 hours ago

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