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ISIS

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Spy flights over Syria begin

The surveillance flights could pave the way for airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria.

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in Lifestyle

California to require ‘kill switches’ on smartphones

Phones will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen in an effort to stem an epidemic of theft.

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in Entertainment

Ashton Kutcher named TV’s highest-paid actor

The "Two and a Half Men" star is laughing all the way to the bank.

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in Sports

Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle after others toil

A steamy first day proved more than a little stressful for several of the U.S. Open favorites.

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in Music

Florida Georgia Line singer launching clothing line

Brian Kelley is creating a new clothing line with his wife, Brittney Marie Cole Kelley.

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in Entertainment, Viral Videos

WATCH: Weird Al performs TV show songs

The funnyman treats Emmy viewers to a mashup of realistic show themes from hits including "Mad Men" and "Game of Thrones."

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in National

It’s official: Burger King is buying Tim Horton’s

The fast food king will buy the Canadian coffee chain to create the third-largest quick service restaurant group.

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in Sports

NFL, FIFA, others in “think tank” on concussions

Officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together for better ways to identify and treat concussions.

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in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Aug. 26.

GENERIC EDUCATION 2

in Local

3 Groups Apply To Open Maine Charter Schools

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Three groups, including a virtual charter school that is applying for the third time, have filed papers to open charter schools in Maine.

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in Sports

Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

College football officials have formalized pace-of-play procedures in an effort to slow the game down.

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in Entertainment

Hayden Panettiere’s Emmy slip-up

The actress is expecting her first child and accidentally revealed the gender during a red carpet interview.

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in Music

Chely Wright wants fans to fund new album

The "Shut Up and Drive" hitmaker is seeking to raise $175,000 by Oct. 9 to cover the costs of the project.

GENERIC CATS

in Local

Police: Man Used Rubber Band To Try To Neuter Cat

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - Lewiston police have charged a man with criminal cruelty to animals for allegedly trying to neuter a cat with a rubber band.

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in Weird

Father-daughter team traps blue lobster

A Maine teenager and her father have landed a one-in-two-million catch - a blue lobster.

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in National

Obama plans executive steps to boost vets’ mental health care

The President will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at improving access to mental health treatment for former service members.

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in National, World

Poll: Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages

Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.

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in National

Michael Brown remembered in Missouri, march planned

Family and supporters celebrated the life of the black teen slain by a white officer in a funeral ringing with calls for peace and police reforms.

ISIS

in National

Republicans pressure Obama to step up action on ISIS

Republicans want more aggressive U.S. action to defeat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

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in Lifestyle

CDC: E-cigarettes may tempt non-smoking teens to start

Once teens have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. researchers say.

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7 smartphone photography tricks

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Upgrade from the selfie with these seven awesome photo tricks.

in Entertainment

Uncle Jesse spearheading ‘Full House’ reboot

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John Stamos wants to bring the hit sitcom back to TV.

in Music

Taylor Swift picks up 2 new chart records with ‘Shake It Off’

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The star's new single, "Shake It Off" is expected to debut at No. 1 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 countdown.