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U.S., partners begin airstrikes in Syria10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

An F/A-18C Hornet coming from Iraq lands on the flight deck of the US navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Gulf on August 15, 2014The U.S. and five Arab countries launch strikes on Islamic State targets in eastern Syria.


10ThingstoSeeSports - Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) can't make the catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-24. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


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An Israeli soldier scans the area from his tank positioned in the Israeli annexed Golan HeightsJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning — the first such downing in decades, heightening tensions in the volatile plateau.


File: In this Tuesday May, 20, 2014, file photo Oscar Pistorius outide the HIgh Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide


U.N. puts spotlight on climate changeMcDowell hints at fourballs break-up with pal McIlroy

The United Nations logo is displayed on a door at U.N. headquarters in New YorkBy Valerie Volcovici NEW YORK (Reuters) - With crises from Islamic State to Ebola competing for attention, the United Nations on Tuesday will zero in on climate change, giving leaders from 125 countries a platform to explain how they plan to address the issue. A huge march to call for international action on climate change, which brought as many as 400,000 people to the streets of New York on Sunday, set the tone for the summit spearheaded by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. ...


PGA: The Barclays-First RoundBy Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell has given a strong hint that his Ryder Cup fourballs partnership with world number one Rory McIlroy is a thing of the past. There has been much media speculation suggesting the two Northern Irish friends are not as close as they were, mainly because of the court case surrounding McIlroy's split from the Horizon management camp the pair once shared. ...


Ebola cases to triple in weeks without drastic action: WHOEuropean team as strong as it's ever been, says Westwood
Geneva (AFP) - The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by thousands every week if efforts to stop the outbreak are not stepped up radically, the WHO warned in a study on Tuesday.

Members of the European team pose ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup at GleneaglesBy Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - Former world number one Lee Westwood will be appearing in his ninth successive Ryder Cup contest this week and says the European team is as powerful as any of the other eight he has been involved with. Europe have won seven of the last nine editions and, with four of the top six players in the world rankings included in this year's side, it is little wonder they are regarded as the favorites to triumph again. "I've played on some strong teams but I tell you, this is right up there," wildcard pick Westwood told a news conference on Tuesday. ...


W.H. intruder had 800 rounds of ammoWestwood feels no pressure as Ryder Cup wildcard

This Sept. 21, 2009 photo provided by Jerry Murphy shows Omar Gonzalez, who was married to Murphy's mother, Samantha, until they divorced in 2012. Authorities have identified Gonzalez as the man who got into the White House after scaling a fence on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jerry Murphy)Man who scaled fence, entered White House carrying knife was stopped twice before.


England's Lee Westwood does not feel need to justify spot at Gleneagles despite making team through captain's wildcard choiceGleneagles (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Lee Westwood needed a captain's wildcard pick to make his ninth European Ryder Cup squad, but he said Tuesday that he feels no extra need to justify his spot at Gleneagles.




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    Living Wages Are A Global Problem

    The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

    Ukraine: Not What It Seems

    After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

    In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

    In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

    Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

    The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

     
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