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In this Sept. 15, 2014, photo, Kurdish citizens who live in Lebanon shout slogans and hold a photograph during a demonstration against militants who refer to themselves as the Islamic State, in front of the UN building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Journalists beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the night. Families fleeing their homes in fear they might be executed because of their religion. The news from much of the Middle East and Africa is relentlessly brutal. The Islamic State group’s rampage through Iraq and Syria has shocked the United States into launching expanded air strikes at a time when Americans were expecting to pull back from the Middle East after more than a decade of war.  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimesUN war crimes panel emphasizes Assad government role in daily atrocities
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Iraq officials: Premier has chosen final ministersIraqi officials: Prime minister has completed Cabinet, filling key posts of defense, interior
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People in traditional Dutch clothes pose for pictures outside the 13th century "Hall of Knights", where Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander is to officially open the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Dutch to present less austere budget for 2015Dutch ready to look beyond austerity as more money set for defense, security
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A man observes damage done to a car after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine. The casualties come as Ukraine's parliament plans to review a bill that would give greater autonomy to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where fighting between separatists and Kiev's forces has claimed at least 3,000 civilian lives. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pactUkraine's parliament has ratified an agreement to deepen ties with the European Union
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In this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 photo, workers lay cables on a new oil rig under construction for China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) in a shipyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province.  The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday, Sept. 16. The discovery by CNOOC was made about a month after its rig withdrew in July from Vietnam's exclusive economic zone to far less-contested waters closer to China. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoffBeijing says deep sea rig that sparked standoff with Vietnam later found gas closer to China
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Medical charity: Time running out to stop EbolaAs international response to Ebola ramps up, Doctors Without Borders warns it's still too slow
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FILE - This March 20, 2002 file photo shows a vial of Botox, made by Allergan. Allergan has agreed to move forward with a special shareholders meeting on Dec. 18, 2014, as Pershing Square and Valeant continue their pursuit of the Botox maker. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Allergan agrees to move forward with meetingAllergan agrees to move forward with special shareholders meeting in December
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Egypt official says working to amend protest lawMinisterial official says body working to amend disputed protest law
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NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy in a blast that rattled nearby neighborhoods, a police official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troopsTaliban suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops in strike on convoy near US Embassy in Kabul
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  • Taking a look at teacher salaries in Western New York

    Teachers in Chautauqua County make more annually than those in neighboring Cattaraugus County, but not as much as Erie County educators. Numbers for the 2012-13 school year recently released by SeeThroughNY, a database of information sponsored by the Empire Center for Public Policy, show figures for median teacher salaries for all schools in New York state. Observer, Sun, Sep 14 2014 @ 02:06 AM
  • Psychiatrist Charged In Man's Death Pulled From River

    Rochester N.Y.- A psychiatrist who faces criminal charges in connection with the death of man found buried in his backyard had to be rescued from the Niagara River. Police say Dr. William Lewek was found sitting in two feet of water after his car left a road on Grand Island Sunday. WHAM-AM Rochester, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 01:51 PM
  • UB reports record enrollment

    The University at Buffalo has hit a record enrollment for the second consecutive fall - though it bested last year's number by a mere handful. UB Provost Charles Zukoski said a total of 29,945 students are enrolled at UB this fall. Business Journal, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:29 PM
  • Respiratory virus hits Albany, Syracuse areas

    A respiratory virus that's hit parts of the country hard has hit New York, with state health officials reporting confirmed cases in children residing in the Capital Region and Central New York. The state Department of Health announced over the weekend more than a dozen cases of the enterovirus EV-D68 had been reported in parts of the state. Business Journal, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:28 PM
  • Historic Bethlehem Steel sign installed at Steel Plant Museum

    Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says as the son of a steel worker, he believes the sign is a symbol of hard work, family values and a strong community. "Seeing this sign in its new home brings back many memories for me, reminds us of all that Bethlehem Steel meant to our community, and re-instills our pride in our industrial heritage. WNED, Thu, Sep 11 2014 @ 03:10 PM
  • 83-year-old faces manslaughter in husband's death

    An 83-year-old New York woman is due in court on charges of beating to death her 89-year-old husband. Phyllis Eson of the town of Tonawanda, north of Buffalo, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on a first-degree manslaughter charge. WCAX-TV Burlington, Tue, Sep 9 2014 @ 01:04 PM
  • Hospice expands with new unit at Schofield Residence

    Continuing its expansion off-campus with nursing home partners, Hospice Buffalo Inc. has opened Serenity at Schofield, a new hospice unit at Schofield Residence. The 10-bed unit is available to any hospice-eligible resident that is in need of 24-hour nursing care. Business Journal, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 08:41 AM
  • Cuomo wins Democratic primary

    The results are still coming in, so the final margin of Cuomo's win won't be determined for some time yet. The AP also says former congresswoman Kathy Hochul has defeated Tim Wu in primary for NY lieutenant governor. WNED, Tue, Sep 9 2014 @ 11:04 PM
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