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France carries out airstrikes...Stocks test new highs...Relief in London

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 19, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.



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PARIS (AP) — Iraq's military spokesman says four French airstrikes have killed dozens of fighters from the Islamic State group in a contested area of northern Iraq. France's president announced the first airstrikes this morning, saying fighter jets struck a logistics depot in northeastern Iraq, and the target was "entirely destroyed." The U.S. has also carried out airstrikes against the extremist group.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow industrials are adding to yesterday's record. The index is higher, a day after finishing at an all-time closing high. The S&P 500 is also testing new highs this morning.

LONDON (AP) — British stocks are solidly higher today, after voters in Scotland decided to stay in the United Kingdom -- bringing a sigh of relief from Britain's economic and political establishment. Prime Minister David Cameron had faced calls for his resignation if the vote had gone the other way. He says he will follow through on promises of greater powers for Scotland and the other nations in the U.K.

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — On the seventh day of a manhunt for a survivalist suspected of killing a state police trooper, scores of police are trying to flush him out of the dense, swampy woodland in northeastern Pennsylvania. Police say they are eliminating possible hiding places for the suspect, 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen), including hunting cabins, campsites and other occasional residences in the Pocono Mountains. An intense late-night search concentrated on the area around Frein's parents' home, with roads blocked and residents kept from their homes temporarily.

NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week. The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before he was beheaded, standing next to his masked executioner. The ads are paid for by a group run by an anti-Islam blogger -- who says the campaign tells truths about Islam and Jihad that the U.S. government and mainstream media ignore. All the ads feature a disclaimer that says the viewpoints are not endorsed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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