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Goodell: Can't repeat mistakes...UN wants more help for Iraqi government...Many Scots disappointed

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 19, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — The commissioner of the NFL is again admitting mistakes in the handling of domestic abuse cases involving NFL players. Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') told reporters that in recent weeks, "we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong." And he says it's a problem that begins with him. He says again that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case - and adds that the "same mistakes can never be repeated." The league has been accused of not acting quickly or emphatically enough.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is urging the international community to give more support to the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group. The statement was approved by all 15 council members at a meeting chaired by Secretary of State John Kerry. The meeting came a day after Congress approved the administration's plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels for the fight against the Islamic State militants.

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — There's disappointment today among the people who voted yesterday for Scotland to leave the United Kingdom and become an independent country. The proposal was rejected -- 55 percent to 45 percent. And one truck driver in Edinburgh who voted for independence says, "It's all been for nothing." He says he doesn't believe officials in London who are promising more autonomy for Scotland and the rest of the U.K.

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Higher humidity is helping to slow the growth of a massive Northern California wildfire that has forced the evacuation of about 2,800 people. It's burned through nearly 120 square miles of timber and vegetation east of Sacramento. Authorities say the fire was deliberately set. The suspect is in custody, and is making a court appearance this afternoon.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A campaign unveiled today by President Barack Obama is aimed at fighting sexual assaults on campus -- partly by encouraging men to take a stand. The campaign is called "It's On Us," and it urges everyone to see preventing sexual assault as their personal responsibility, and to intervene when they suspect a woman can't or won't consent. Among those appearing in a public service announcement will be Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Kerry Washington of "Scandal."

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