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BP Lawyers Use Old-School Trick; Judge Not Amused

By Jeff Brady on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 17, 2014 at 8:38 am

A legal filing tied to the company’s Gulf oil spill case was supposed to have been capped at 35 pages. But lawyers for BP got a little creative with the spacing.

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In Germany, A Magazine For The Dog-Tired

By Scott Neuman on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 17, 2014 at 3:38 am

Germans have long had plenty of choices when it comes to magazines catering to canine lovers. But one publisher thinks the time has finally come to throw the dog haters a bone.

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Odile Leaves Wreckage In Mexico And Threatens Flooding In U.S.

By Bill Chappell on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Hurricane Odile is now a tropical storm, but it has heavy rainfall and power outages to the Baja Peninsula and surrounding areas. It could also bring new flooding to Tucson and nearby areas.

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Dempsey Says If Needed He Would Recommend Ground Forces In Iraq

By Scott Neuman on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel he supports the president’s plan to combat Islamic State militants but that if it proved necessary, he would recommend U.S. ground forces.

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Marriott’s New Envelope For Room Tips Stirs Debate

By Bill Chappell on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

An initiative launched with Maria Shriver’s input is raising questions over how the hotel company pays its staff — and whether guests should be expected to tip.

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U.S. Begins Airstrikes In Support Of Iraqi Ground Forces

By Scott Neuman on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

The air attacks on Islamic State forces were requested by Iraqi security forces engaged in combat south of Baghdad.

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Ukraine Approves EU Pact And Temporary Self-Rule For Rebels

By Scott Neuman on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 5:38 pm

The parliament voted to strengthen economic ties with the EU beginning in 2016. It also approved a deal to allow self-rule in some separatist-held areas, a move likely to be rejected by the rebels.

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Suicide Bombing In Kabul Kills 3 NATO Troops

By Scott Neuman on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

The Taliban is claiming credit for the attack on a military convoy traveling near the U.S. Embassy that also wounded nearly 20 people, including more than a dozen civilians.

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Expanding Mission In Iraq, U.S. Strikes Fighters South Of Baghdad

By Eyder Peralta on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 7:37 am

The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to protect U.S. assets.

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Minnesota Vikings Reinstate Peterson, Who Says He’s Not A Child Abuser

By Bill Chappell on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 7:37 am

Days after he was arrested and benched over charges that he abused his 4-year-old son by punishing him with a wooden switch, NFL star running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated.

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