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Winning $225 million Powerball ticket sold in San Mateo

The California Lottery said in a tweet that the winner in San Mateo matched all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing: 7, 14, 21, 24, 41 and 26.

Airstrikes hit Islamic State group-controlled oil refineries

The facilities are said to produce $2 million worth of refined oil each day to help fund the extremist organization.

Grieving but grateful, Ebola survivors in Liberia give back

After living through their own nightmares, Ebola survivors are still mourning the loss of their loved ones. But they're giving back by working at the treatment centers and caring for children.

Algerian extremists apparently behead French hostage in video

Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France carried out airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video that appeared online.

Obama calls for dismantling IS 'network of death'

Speaking to the annual gathering of the U.N. General Assembly, Obama said the U.S. would be a "respectful and constructive partner" in confronting the Islamic State militants.

Al-Qaida's Khorasan Group led by hard-core fighters

The group, which was targeted by U.S. airstrikes in Syria last night, has been on the U.S. radar for a while. Intelligence officials say they've tracked its members for years.

Israel kills Palestinians suspected in June kidnappings

Acting on recently received information, soldiers from Israel's special forces raided a building in the West Bank where the two men had been hiding early this morning.

Strikes on Islamic militants to continue, Pentagon says

The U.S. and five Arab nations joined in airstrikes Monday and early Tuesday against the group calling itself the Islamic State's headquarters in eastern Syria.

Airstrikes move to Syria, target more than just Islamic militants

The strikes, supported by five Arab nations, are a major escalation in the campaign and hit other extremist groups, including one that the Pentagon says is planning to attack U.S. interests.

US launches 1st airstrikes in Syria

The United States and partner nations launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.

Peña Nieto: Mexican Army 'massacre' of 22 to get full probe

The Mexican President said the attorney general would investigate the killing that witnesses called a "massacre."

3 Afghan Army officers disappear while training in U.S.

The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in the exercise. They are not considered a threat, officials say.

Kurds say they have halted advance of the Islamic State group near Syria-Turkey border

Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.

Thousands of refugees flee Syria in chaotic scene at Turkey's border

While a U.N. agency reported about 70,000 refugees this weekend, a Turkish official says 100,000 Syrians have entered Turkey in the past week. Fighters from ISIS are closing in on the border.

Snowden reveal makes Israeli spies' protest an American issue

Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel's secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been named the winner of the presidential election and his one-time rival, Abdullah Abdullah, will fill the newly created position of chief executive.