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US steps up attacks on Islamic State oil trucks in Syria

US steps up attacks on Islamic State oil trucks in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. military is accelerating its attacks on tanker trucks used by the Islamic State to haul oil for its lucrative smuggling operations. A U.S. spokesman in Baghdad said Monday that the U.S. hit 283 oil tanker trucks in eastern Syria on Saturday as part of a concerted campaign to cripple the…

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Ex-student applies for probation over mac and cheese rant

Ex-student applies for probation over mac and cheese rant

ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) – A former University of Connecticut student who went on a drunken, obscenity-laced tirade about jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese last month has applied for probation. The Hartford Courant reports that Luke Gatti applied for accelerated rehabilitation on Monday at Rockville Superior Court. The 19-year-old former freshman from Bayville, New York, faces misdemeanor…

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Three New Ebola Cases In Liberia, After West African Nation Declared Ebola Free

Three New Ebola Cases In Liberia, After West African Nation Declared Ebola Free

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in Liberia, a health official said Friday, more than two months after the West African nation was declared Ebola-free for a second time. It is a setback for Liberia, one of the three countries hit hardest by the worst Ebola outbreak in history. The…

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