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U.S. investigates how Americans are lured to Syria

U.S. investigates how Americans are lured to Syria

The FBI is scrambling to track a growing number of Americans who have left to join the fight in Syria, including investigating how the young men were recruited and the logistics of their travel, officials said Thursday.
Airlines saving lives with trashed leather

Airlines saving lives with trashed leather

 Aviation isn't known as the most eco-friendly industry. Carbon emissions aside, running an airline produces an incredible amount of waste. Everything from uneaten food to outdated uniforms is potential landfill fodder.
Man arrested after Philip Seymour Hoffman death avoids jail time

Man arrested after Philip Seymour Hoffman death avoids jail time

Prosecutors on Thursday dropped a drug possession with intent to sell charge against a musician who was arrested earlier this year in connection with the heroin overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Marathon du Medoc: Running France's long-distance drinking race

Marathon du Medoc: Running France's long-distance drinking race

 I'd already run about half the marathon when the next refreshment table came into view.
Pilot found dead after F-15 crash in Virginia

Pilot found dead after F-15 crash in Virginia

The pilot of an Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet that crashed in Virginia was found dead, the commander of the unit said Thursday.
Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in major restructuring

Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in major restructuring

Malaysia Airlines has cut 6,000 jobs as part of a wide-ranging overhaul that follows the loss of two aircraft earlier this year.
How traders track Twitter to beat the market

How traders track Twitter to beat the market

In a world where information is plentiful and abundant, traders are always trying to make money by finding that hidden advantage. Many are betting that 140 characters is all it takes to beat the market.
Fears for democracy as Pakistani military asked to step into political crisis

Fears for democracy as Pakistani military asked to step into political crisis

The Pakistani military has waded into the political turmoil that has beset the civilian government in recent weeks, prompting concerns the country's fragile democracy could be undermined.
NATO chief slams Moscow's 'hollow denials' of Ukraine aggression

NATO chief slams Moscow's 'hollow denials' of Ukraine aggression

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday condemned what he called a "serious escalation of Russian aggression" in Ukraine and said Moscow is carrying out direct military operations there.

Diane Sawyer's no-fuss sign off from ABC's "World News"

One might be tempted to say that Diane Sawyer's tenure on the ABC evening newscast "World News" is ending the same way it began: quietly.
Department of Veterans Affairs Fast Facts

Department of Veterans Affairs Fast Facts

Here is a look at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Facts: There are approximately 21.4 million veterans in the United States.
8 must-have travel apps

8 must-have travel apps

Whether you've got wanderlust or an airline grievance, here are some apps to pack onto your phone. 1. AirHelp
United Nations Attacks Fast Facts

United Nations Attacks Fast Facts

- Here's a look at what you need to know about violence against United Nations peacekeeping forces. This is a selected list of incidents from 1990 to the present.
Israel missing US hiker

Israel missing US hiker

(CNN) -- A body found in a Jerusalem-area forest is that of missing American Aaron Sofer, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday.