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FILE - Turkey's new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announces his cabinet ministers in Ankara, Turkey, in this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo. Davutoglu says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed. Davutoglu said the group was released early on Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 and had arrived in Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.


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Fri, Sep 19 11:43 PM

A piece of burnt metal is seen at the King Fire in Fresh Pond northeast of SacramentoBy Dan Whitcomb and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada seized on a break in the weather on Friday to slowly gain ground against a blaze threatening to destroy 12,000 homes as it roared for a seventh day through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe. More than 3,000 residents of those dwellings remained displaced, Larry Pendarvis, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said. ...


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Fri, Sep 19 10:24 PM

A U.S. Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle hurries people to evacuate the White House complex over a security alert moments after President Barack Obama and his family left for the presidential retreat, Camp David, in MarylandThe Secret Service says the man made it past the front doors before being apprehended.


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Fri, Sep 19 09:59 PM

A U.S. Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle hurries people to evacuate the White House complex over a security alert moments after President Barack Obama and his family left for the presidential retreat, Camp David, in MarylandBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the weekend. Omar J. Gonzales, a 42-year-old white male from Texas, made it onto the grounds at 7:20 EDT, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said. Gonzales ignored commands to stop and was ultimately caught, unarmed, just inside the North Portico doors of the White House, one of the building's main entrances. ...


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Fri, Sep 19 03:41 PM

Cody Cousins arrives at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse for sentencing Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind. Cousins pleaded guilty to murder last month for the Jan. 21 attack during which 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin, was killed inside a classroom filled with students on the West Lafayette campus. (AP Photo/The Journal & Courier, John Terhune) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESIndiana man admitted fatally stabbing, shooting fellow student inside crowded classroom.


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Fri, Sep 19 10:51 AM

Yahoo News Exclusive Interview with United States Secretary of Education Arne DuncanEducation Secretary Arne Duncan has hit back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for mounting a lawsuit over the Obama administration’s Common Core academic standards, implying that the Republican lawmaker’s opposition to the controversial policy has been driven by his desire to run for president.


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Fri, Sep 19 04:41 AM

A girl holds a U.S. flagBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion. ...


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Fri, Sep 19 02:00 AM
Taking daily supplements of selenium and/or vitamin E appears to have no significant effect on the development of age-related cataracts in men.Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Fri, Sep 19 02:00 AM
A study coordinated by the University of Barcelona (UB) has described a mechanism that plays a key role in the evolution of Alzheimer's disease.Alzheimer's / Dementia News From Medical News Today
Fri, Sep 19 02:00 AM
An Emergency Room Decision-Support (ERDS) program can significantly reduce ER visits and hospital admissions among older adults on Medicare.Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Fri, Sep 19 12:00 AM
An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive, according to a case study conducted at the Icahn...Alzheimer's / Dementia News From Medical News Today
Thu, Sep 18 08:00 AM
A study claims the structural integrity of white matter in the brains of older adults is dependent on their time spent sedentary, as well as their engagement in physical activity.Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Thu, Sep 18 02:00 AM
The need for cholesterol treatment among people over 80 must always be assessed individually by taking into account the patient's overall situation and health.Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
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