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PARIS (AP) — France has joined the effort to ease the grip on Iraq by the group Islamic State. Officials say two French jets operating out of the United Arab Emirates destroyed a weapons and fuel depot outside the northern city of Mosul. An Iraqi military spokesman said dozens of extremist fighters were killed in the strikes.
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — All sides say a deal reached by representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the Moscow-backed rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will create a 19-mile wide buffer zone in eastern Ukraine. The goal is to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants. The accord also calls for withdrawing heavy weapons and foreign fighters to ensure a cease-fire will last.
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Despite as many as 200 officers are looking for him, a Pennsylvania man suspected of killing a state trooper and wounding another remains at large. Eric Frein (freen) is described as a self-taught survivalist. He's believed to be in a densely wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania. The terrain is rugged and there are thousands of seasonal houses that could be a food source.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Health officials say more than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness. The employee, who worked in the nursery at Providence Memorial Hospital, tested positive on Aug. 25 and was placed on leave, but she may have exposed infants and about 40 other hospital workers.
NEW YORK (AP) — By the end of the current NFL season, Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league wants some new personal conduct policies to be in effect. Goodell today made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. He didn't announce any specific changes, but said he has not considered resigning.
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