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Britain Raises Terror Alert Level, But Cites No Specific Threat

By Scott Neuman on August 29th, 2014 | Last updated: August 29, 2014 at 7:14 pm

The warning was raised to “severe,” the second-highest level, as British Prime Minister David Cameron said Islamic extremism poses a “greater and deeper” threat to the U.K. than ever before.

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California Lawmakers Pass ‘Affirmative Consent’ Sexual Assault Bill

By Eyder Peralta on August 29th, 2014 | Last updated: August 29, 2014 at 7:14 pm

The bill states that students on college campuses would need “affirmative consent” before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent.

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Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

By Scott Neuman on August 29th, 2014 | Last updated: August 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.

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Book News: Born to Write? Bruce Springsteen To Publish A Children’s Book

By Annalisa Quinn on August 29th, 2014 | Last updated: August 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Also: the case for a more inclusive literary culture; health care and the modern writer.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO Membership

By Eyder Peralta on August 29th, 2014 | Last updated: August 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Kiev was sending a bill to parliament to get the process rolling. Meanwhile, NATO held an emergency meeting to discuss further Russian incursion into Ukrainian territory.

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‘We Don’t Have A Strategy Yet’ On Islamic State, Obama Says

By Krishnadev Calamur on August 28th, 2014 | Last updated: August 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm

But at a news conference, the president said the Sunni militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.

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Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

By Steve Mullis on August 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: August 23, 2014 at 7:08 pm

The White House says it will look at federal programs begun after Sept. 11, 2001, that have given local law enforcement military-grade weapons and equipment.

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WATCH: Shark Vs. Grouper. Shark Loses.

By Scott Neuman on August 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: August 23, 2014 at 4:08 pm

A couple of anglers fishing off the Fla. coast hook a four-foot Blacktip shark. And then …

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Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67

By Scott Neuman on August 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: August 23, 2014 at 3:06 pm

The Air Force colonel was among the first group selected by NASA to train for the space shuttle program. He went on to fly four missions, two as commander.

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Iceland Ups Aviation Warning As Volcano Rumbles

By Scott Neuman on August 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: August 23, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Bardarbunga, a volcano in the center of the island nation, has experienced a sub-glacial eruption and could begin sending steam and ash skyward if it melts through the ice, scientists warn.

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