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Obama thanks partners...Fire reinforcements...NFL sued

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 23, 2014 at 10:01 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama has met in New York with representatives from the five Arab nations that participated in overnight airstrikes in Syria and Libya against militants from the Islamic State group. He thanked them for their cooperation and said the expansion of anti-terror efforts in Syria is a beginning, not the end of the effort. The meeting was held in New York on the sidelines of a one-day summit on global climate change.

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — There are now 7,400 firefighters battling a huge Northern California wildfire that has consumed 139 square miles. An additional 2,000 firefighters were brought in Tuesday. The blaze, which threatens thousands of homes, is east of Sacramento. It's 35 percent contained.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Birmingham, Alabama, says two people killed by a gunman at a UPS shipping center on Tuesday were part of management. The shooter, who killed himself, had been fired a day earlier. He and his wife are listed as distributors for a multi-level marketing company that sells health and fitness products. The gunman's pastor says the suburban Birmingham resident was "troubled" about work and finances.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver is suing the NFL and the team for wrongful death. The suit blames sports-related concussions for Oliver's suicide last year. It also claims the NFL knew about concussion risks for decades but concealed them. Oliver, who was 29, shot himself in front of his wife and two sons at their suburban Atlanta home.

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal jury in Houston has sided with singer Patti LaBelle's bodyguard and two staffers sued by a former West Point cadet. Richard King alleged in a multimillion-dollar claim that he was beaten by LaBelle's party outside an airport terminal and suffered a brain injury. LaBelle was dropped from the suit early in the trial. Her attorneys argued King had been drinking, used racial slurs and threw the first punch.

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