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FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists.

U.S. accidentally delivered weapons to the Islamic State by airdrop

The Islamic State has released a new video in which it brags that it recovered weapons and supplies that the U.S. military intended to deliver to Kurdish fighters, who are locked in a fight with the militants over control of the Syrian border town of Kobane.

Uncle of Benghazi Victim: Will We Ever Learn?

Most news accounts of the attack on Benghazi say it cost the lives of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Detained American released from North Korea, State Department says

American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.

LDS
'Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration' comes to Netflix

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to make its media library more accessible to the general public. Most recently, the movie "Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration" was made available on Netflix.

Researching Family History: FamilyTree — Gathering 'a book containing the records of our dead'

The book "containing the records of our dead which shall be worthy of all acceptation" has now been identified. It is FamilyTree. This is according to the address at October general conference delivered by Elder Allan F. Packer of the Seventy.

‘My Mission’ App Wins Top Honors at LDS Church Gospel App & Game Contest

In the age of technology, new apps mean thrilling expectations for developers and users globally. In the Church, many members have access to smartphones, tablets, and other touchscreen devices that allow them to use various apps for a variety of reasons.

Wright Words: A day in the life of Mormon missionaries in Norman, Oklahoma

A few weeks ago, I was blessed to spend the day with missionaries in the Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission. Though much is the same from missionary-to-missionary and mission-to-mission, no two are quite the same.

10 Ways to Feel the Spirit on Sundays Even When You Have to Work

Working on Sunday is sometimes unavoidable--but finding the Spirit doesn't have to be hard. Here are 10 tips from someone who's been there on how to make the Sabbath day holy, even when you're away from a chapel.

Hundreds of Utah Women Assemble Feminine Hygiene Kits for Girls in Ethiopia

On Thursday, women in Utah County gathered to make materials for feminine hygiene kits to be shipped to Ethiopia at the beginning of November. Throughout the day, 150 women, including Brigham Young University students from 13 wards, gathered around sewing machines, sergers, and cutting tables to prepare items for the kits.

National
U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.

Ben Bradlee, Editor Who Directed Watergate Coverage, Dies at 93

Ben Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post’s exposure of the Watergate scandal that led to the fall of President Richard M. Nixon and that stamped him in American culture as the quintessential newspaper editor of his era — gruff, charming and tenacious — died on Tuesday. He was 93.

Obama's diminished standing among women is hurting Democrats in the midterms

Single women and suburban moms helped Democrats to big wins in both presidential and midterm elections, but their support for President Obama is fading, especially in battleground states.

Is Obama secretly planning an immigrant amnesty by ordering 34 million work permits and green cards?

The US government is vetting vendors to produce up to 34 million work permits and green cards. Could President Obama be prepping to grant sweeping amnesty to illegal immigrants after the November elections?

Teen dies after collapsing at Ohio haunted house

A 16-year-old girl collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio and died of a heart abnormality.

Final Florida governor’s debate between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott: nasty and personal

In a fast-paced final debate Tuesday, Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist displayed their mutual contempt to a national TV audience in the home stretch of the costliest and meanest campaign in the country.

World
No Russia-Ukraine gas deal at EU talks; Moscow queries finances

Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an accord on gas supplies for the coming winter in EU-brokered talks on Tuesday but agreed to meet again in Brussels in a week in the hope of ironing out problems over Kiev's ability to pay.

Explosion rocks rebel-held Ukrainian city as fighters ignore cease-fire, death toll rises

A report by Ukraine's parliament revealed Monday that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.

Canada PM: St-Jean-sur-Richelieu hit-and-run man 'radicalised'

A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised" and was known to security officials, Canada's prime minister has said.

Hong Kong protests: CY Leung 'foreign link' claim denied

Pro-democracy activists have strongly denied Hong Kong leader CY Leung's claim that "external forces" are involved in protests in the territory.

Send Books Not Drones: Malala Yousafzai On Nobel Win, Continuing Fight For Girls' Education

Malala Yousafzai was in chemistry class when a teacher informed her she had won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Perhaps as amazing as her historic win was the youngest ever laureate’s next move — she stayed in class.

Sweden’s Submarine Hunt Evokes Cold War Memories

Swedes awoke Monday to headlines that could have been lifted straight out of the 1980s as the Nordic country’s hunt for foreign submarines off its east coast went into a fourth day.

On Jordan-Syria border, a forced coexistence spurs bullying among children

As Syrian refugees and their Jordanian hosts struggle to make ends meet in a stressed economy, tensions are boiling over into their kids’ worlds.

Pentagon says it has spent $424 million so far in its counter-IS campaign in Iraq and Syria

The Pentagon says it has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

U.S. involved in seven air strikes on Islamic State targets

U.S. military forces carried out four air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria on Monday and Tuesday and were joined by partner nations in three attacks in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said.

Business
Coca-Cola announces growth plan as profit falls 14 pct

Coca-Cola Co on Tuesday announced new cost-cutting measures and a timeline for selling its bottling operations after its quarterly profit slumped 14 percent and the world's largest beverage maker struggles to find growth amid a soft market for soda.

Airlines Hike Prices on Domestic Flights

The five biggest U.S. airlines all increased their base fare on domestic flights in the past week, despite declining fuel prices and apprehension over the potential spread of Ebola.

Arraignment delayed for White House fence-jumper

A federal judge on Tuesday delayed the arraignment of an alleged White House fence-jumper because of questions about his mental competence to stand trial.

With De Margerie's Death, Putin Loses a Strong Business Ally

France is mourning the loss of one of its most-prominent business leaders after Christophe de Margerie, chief executive officer of oil giant Total (TOT), died on Monday, when his private jet was struck by an errant snowplow on a Moscow runway.

This Puppy-Sized Spider Will Haunt Your Dreams

If you didn’t have arachnophobia before now, this puppy-sized spider should do the trick.

Culture
Vacations becoming a relic of the past?

The American habit of taking four weeks off work each year seems to have gone with the wind.

Science
Death leaves only 6 northern white rhinos in world, conservancy says

A northern white rhino named Suni died last week, leaving only six of this rare subspecies left in the world, according to a statement from Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

Health
Soft drinks speed up aging process at the same rate as cigarettes

Drinking soft drinks and smoking cigarettes both speed up your body's aging process, at about the same time, according to a recent study from the American Journal of Public Health.

Signs of victories against Ebola in Africa – and the United States

Time for hysteria to be tempered with evidence that progress is being made, and that the global response to Ebola can really make a difference.

American Freelance Cameraman Is Officially Free of Ebola

An American journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia is officially clear of the virus, the hospital where he was treated said Tuesday.