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WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are rushing to approve legislation that would expand the mission to arm and train moderate rebels in Syria so that they can be more effective against the group Islamic State. The Obama administration wants to use airstrikes and local ground forces to take on the extremists. A vote could come as early as Wednesday.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings say they will let the courts decide if running back Adrian Peterson went too far while disciplining his child. Peterson's charged with a felony in Texas for allegedly causing unspecified injuries with a switch. Peterson said in a statement that he did not intend to cause injury.

HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay area authorities have charged a man with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend. Deputies in Pasco County found four bodies piled atop each other in an open field. Officials say Adam Matos took his 4-year-old son from the home after the killings.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room. Debbie Sacra (SAY'-krah) says the Nebraska Medical Center brought in a chess board, books and a Nerf basketball hoop to help entertain her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra. He was brought to the center on Sept. 5 from Liberia.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Los Angeles say officers followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car. Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," says she was unjustly handcuffed and detained Thursday. Brian Lucas says he suspect onlookers assumed Watts to be a prostitute and him a client because she is black and he is white.

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