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No charges against Stewart...UN acts against terror recruitment...Vaccine could become available

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 24, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.



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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. The decision comes nearly seven weeks after Stewart's car struck and killed Kevin Ward at a dirt-track race. A prosecutor also says Ward was under the influence of marijuana that night "enough to impair judgment."

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With President Barack Obama presiding, the U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at limiting the flow of fighters to terror groups like the Islamic State. The resolution requires all countries to prevent the recruitment and transport of those fighters. Obama earlier told the General Assembly that the task of rejecting extremism is "for the people of the Middle East themselves."

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Within the next few months, there could be a new weapon in the fight against West Africa's outbreak of Ebola. The World Health Organization says a vaccine might be available in large enough quantities by the end of the year to help control the outbreak. Scientists are currently testing two vaccines.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says the Veterans Affairs Department and other government agencies are not doing enough to help women who serve in the military. It comes as the number of women in the military is increasing dramatically. The report by the advocacy group Disabled American Veterans identified serious gender gaps in virtually every program that serves veterans. That includes health care, job training, finance, housing and combatting sexual assault.

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a massive blaze threatening thousands of homes in Northern California are standing their ground as gusty winds approach. Containment lines around the King Fire east of Sacramento are holding, but weather officials say gusts up to 40 mph and low humidity are expected later in the day.

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