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(Reuters) - A Los Angeles-bound Virgin America Inc flight was diverted to Omaha on Monday after a passenger "became disruptive" and had to be restrained, an airport official said. Passengers reported the 28-year-old man tried to open an aircr ...more

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(Reuters) - A U.S. Army base in Colorado ordered "an increased security presence" on Monday evening after reports of gun shots on or near the base, Fort Carson authorities said in a statement. "This is not thought to be an active shooter even ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken scholar who championed China's Uighur minority was convicted of separatism Tuesday by a Chinese court and sentenced to life in prison, according to the scholar's lawyers.The Urumqi People's Intermediate Court convicte ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Despite its critical role in protecting the Amazon rainforest, Brazil will not endorse a global anti-deforestation initiative being announced at the U.N. climate summit, complaining it was left out of the consultation process. A U.N. of ...more

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Tuesday that appears to show British journalist John Cantlie criticizing preparations for U.S-led attacks on the militant group, the SITE monitoring service report ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features. ...more

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the United States informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.The ministry issued a brief statement, ...more

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced an ethnic Uighur scholar to life imprisonment on separatism charges, his lawyer said, in a case that has raised international concern about human rights. The economics professor, Ilham ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Months before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States, using his ties to the West to seek influence in Washington.Since May, G ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama is facing sentencing in his campaign finance case.Dinesh D'Souza pleaded guilty in May to charges he arranged for straw donors to contribute to ...more