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  • Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/zimbabwe-1st-lady-roils-political-scene-entry-164813164.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/0mEWrAllqcBjbbHTDgmeTg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/de593cbaf3b432215e0f6a706700b479.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 file photo Zimbabwe&#039;s President Robert Mugabe, left, and his wife Grace greet the crowd during birthday marking Mugabe&#039;s 90th birthday, in Marondera, Zimbabwe. She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is 90 years old. The newcomer is Mugabe&#039;s 49-year-old wife Grace, who accepted a nomination last month to lead the ruling party&#039;s women&#039;s wing, triggering accusations that Mugabe aims to set a political dynasty in place. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 file photo Zimbabwe&#039;s President Robert Mugabe, left, and his wife Grace greet the crowd during birthday marking Mugabe&#039;s 90th birthday, in Marondera, Zimbabwe. She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is 90 years old. The newcomer is Mugabe&#039;s 49-year-old wife Grace, who accepted a nomination last month to lead the ruling party&#039;s women&#039;s wing, triggering accusations that Mugabe aims to set a political dynasty in place. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)" border="0" /></a>HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is 90 years old.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Cee Lo Green enters no contest plea in drug case
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/cee-lo-green-enters-no-contest-plea-drug-172224587.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/RkDQ2iWk7hjeEdUV8loOCw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/61d469fb8082db23400f6a706700d920.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, singer/songwriter and rapper Cee Lo Green interviewed legendary artist Little Richard as part of the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter&#039;s &quot;The Legacy Lounge&quot; at the W Hotel, in Atlanta, Ga. Los Angeles prosecutors charged Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, with one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. The singer faces up to four years in prison if convicted. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP Images, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, singer/songwriter and rapper Cee Lo Green interviewed legendary artist Little Richard as part of the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter&#039;s &quot;The Legacy Lounge&quot; at the W Hotel, in Atlanta, Ga. Los Angeles prosecutors charged Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, with one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. The singer faces up to four years in prison if convicted. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP Images, File)" border="0" /></a>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles and was sentenced to serve probation and community service.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Poland, Ukraine bar overflight by Russian defense minister's plane
    Poland and Ukraine refused permission for a plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to use their airspace on Friday while returning home from a visit to Slovakia. Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov described the action as a "crude violation of the norms and ethics of inter-state conduct", according to Interfax news agency. Poland said it had denied overflight because Shoigu's plane had designated itself as military rather than civilian. It was later cleared to overfly Poland, returning to Russia.
  • Ebola case in Senegal as outbreak hits fifth WAfrican country
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/senegal-reports-first-case-ebola-health-ministry-130949860.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/OLTIF5nFfmqiYpZrIasgIQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-REF-TS-Par7950701-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) medical staff wearing protective clothing treat the body of an Ebola victim at their facility in Kailahun, on August 14, 2014" align="left" title="Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) medical staff wearing protective clothing treat the body of an Ebola victim at their facility in Kailahun, on August 14, 2014" border="0" /></a>Dakar (AFP) - The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa spread to a fifth country in the region on Friday with the first confirmed case of the deadly virus in Senegal.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Sweden raises military alert level due to Ukraine crisis
    Sweden put its top military staff on higher alert on Friday as a result of the situation in Ukraine, the armed forces said. It is already participating in international maneuvers in Finland, which borders Russia, and has moved its quick-response fighter jets to the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, off Sweden's southeast coast. "Given the serious nature of the development in Ukraine, the Swedish military is responding by among other things a higher alert status for the General Staff at headquarters and intensified intelligence gathering," Forsvarsmakten, Sweden's military authority, said in a statement. A spokesman for the military declined to give any more details of what Sweden was doing to prepare for any eventual spillover in the region from the conflict.
  • Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/stewart-returning-competition-fatal-crash-074846799--spt.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/F2rO9R_YXaNTcCyKnT_aiw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/6a5a37c8d0371c215e0f6a706700cb9b.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart is introduced before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart is introduced before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)" border="0" /></a>HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will &quot;affect my life forever&quot; as he returned to the track Friday for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint race in New York three weeks ago.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Besieged UN peacekeepers in Syria ready to use 'deadly force'
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/75-philippine-un-peacekeepers-defy-syria-rebels-055243711.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/.glUY1UMLSGSMQjgXcFzwQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-NIC-Nic6366233-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="The Syrian flag flies in the village of Quneitra, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, as smoke billows during fighting between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels on August 29, 2014" align="left" title="The Syrian flag flies in the village of Quneitra, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, as smoke billows during fighting between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels on August 29, 2014" border="0" /></a>Seventy-five Filipino members of a UN peacekeeping force besieged by Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights are ready to use &quot;deadly force&quot; to defend themselves, their commander in Manila said Friday. Talks were underway to free a separate group of 43 peacekeepers from Fiji who have been taken hostage by anti-Assad fighters, officials said. The United Nations Security Council &quot;strongly condemned&quot; the assaults against the peacekeepers, which it said were carried out by &quot;terrorist groups and by members of non-state armed groups&quot;. The Filipino peacekeepers trapped at two posts on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were prepared to fight back rather than surrender, their commander in Manila said.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • NYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design
    NEW YORK (AP) — A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called "poor door" is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday.
  • Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/dethroned-myanmar-beauty-queen-takes-crown-055600555.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/FDnBabj1JtrjnBTfJHV2ZQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3B4b2ZmPTUwO3B5b2ZmPTA7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/436ca11af12626215e0f6a7067005fb4.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this June 5, 2014 file photo, Myanmar model May Myat Noe, winner of Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 pageant, waves a miniature flag of the country upon her arrival at Yangon International Airport in Yangon, Myanmar. The first Myanmar national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run off with the expensive crown and breast implants. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)" align="left" title="FILE - In this June 5, 2014 file photo, Myanmar model May Myat Noe, winner of Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 pageant, waves a miniature flag of the country upon her arrival at Yangon International Airport in Yangon, Myanmar. The first Myanmar national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run off with the expensive crown and breast implants. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)" border="0" /></a>YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar&#039;s first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • U.S. says no precise threat to homeland from Islamic State
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/u-says-no-specific-threat-u-homeland-islamic-165127981.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Ska6N_hMiVvc3dqLJxiQQA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2014-08-29T170403Z_2_LYNXMPEA7S0UF_RTROPTP_2_USA-IMMIGRATION-OBAMA.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Johnson testifies before a Senate Appropriations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington" align="left" title="U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Johnson testifies before a Senate Appropriations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington" border="0" /></a>By Doina Chiacu and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not aware of any specific threat to the U.S. Islamic State militants and their supporters, however, &quot;have demonstrated the intent and capability to target American citizens overseas,&quot; Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement.</p><br clear="all"/>

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