Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list

Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt listAfter a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, ...



Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

President Barack Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama traveled to the CDC, to address the Ebola crisis and announced that he is sending 3,000 American troops to West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.



Biden triggers 2016 speculation with Iowa visit

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden makes remarks during a round table discussion with small business owners in ChicagoBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the 2016 Democratic presidential competition there is Hillary Clinton and everyone else, all powerful politicians who could make a credible run should she decide not to seek the presidency. Vice President Joe Biden is at the top of that group, which also includes Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Biden's visit to Iowa on Wednesday for a relatively minor event speaks volumes about his desire to keep his name relevant in the 2016 discussion. ...



Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

Handout photo of fire supression at Happy Camp Complex fire in the Klamath National ForestBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said. The day-old blaze, one of about a dozen major fires raging across the drought-parched state, prompted authorities to order the evacuation of about 1,000 households in and around the Northern California town of Weed, which has a population of about 3,000. ...



South Korea arrests American trying to swim to North Korea: report
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean marines arrested an American man late on Tuesday who had been swimming in a river that flows towards North Korea and said he had been trying to go to the North to meet its leader, Korean media reported. South Korean marines guarding the Han river, which flows into an estuary and meets the North's Imjin river, found the man lying on the river bank, apparently suffering from exhaustion, the South's Yonhap news agency said, citing a South Korean government official. ...

Vikings change mind, suspend Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson runs with ball against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TexasSep 17 (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the NFL exempt list, suspending him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved, the franchise said on Wednesday. The Vikings, who initially reactivated Peterson for week three of the NFL, had a change of heart after reconsidering their position in the domestic violence scandal. "After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a team news release. ...



DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace

Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a U.N. messenger of peace.



67 South Africans killed in church collapse

A rescue worker uses a hose during the search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014.The collapse of a controversial Nigerian megachurch has killed scores of worshippers.



Hunt on for survivalist charged in police ambush shooting

This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. A gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police)Suspect killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside Penn. barracks: police.



New U.S. airstrikes in Iraq target Islamic State

PLAN TO STOP U.S. MILITANTSThe Defense Department says the U.S. military on Tuesday pressed its expanded campaign against Islamic State militants with five airstrikes across Iraq.



9 dead, 30 injured in new Benghazi clashes

Nine Killed, 30 Wounded In New Clashes In Libya's Benghazi: MedicHeavy clashes have erupted between a former Libyan general's forces, Islamist fighters.



Boeing, SpaceX win space taxi contracts

In this undated image provided by NASA, astronaut Randy Bresnik prepares to enter The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft for a fit check evaluation at the company's Houston Product Support Center. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, NASA will announce which one or two private companies wins the right to transport astronauts to the International Space Station. The deal will end NASA's expensive reliance on Russian crew transport. The contenders include SpaceX, Sierra Nevada Corp., and Boeing. (AP Photo/NASA)NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.



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