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NEW YORK (AP) — The Islamic State group is a primary focus of President Barack Obama's address to the United Nations General Assembly today, but Ebola and Ukraine will get their share of attention. Obama plans to characterize the United States as the anchor of efforts to defeat the extremists in Iraq and Syria. He's also expected to emphasize how the U.S. has sought international consensus on the Ukraine and Ebola crises.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The climate summit on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting is revealing the many obstacles that stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution. World leaders told each other at the one-day summit yesterday how seriously they take the problem -- but none of the pledges made was binding. Sharp differences still exist.
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The massive search for 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen), who is charged with killing one Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another, is beginning to grate on residents affected by the manhunt. They're starting to complain that they're unfairly denied access to their homes by frequent unannounced and indefinite roadblocks. Some say they ended up sleeping in their cars.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas hospital where a nurse assistant potentially exposed more than 750 infants to tuberculosis has submitted a corrective action plan and expects its approval. An official says the employee's symptoms were discovered in July but that more than a month passed before she was tested. The hospital's parent company says Providence Memorial in El Paso "should have done more."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Birds aren't the only runway hazards for airplanes. Soaring deer populations are also making those animals threats, especially at this time of year, which is mating season. The Federal Aviation Administration says that from 1990 to 2013, there were 1,088 collisions between planes and deer, elk, moose and caribou. Most of the planes sustained damage and one person was killed while 29 were injured.