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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S., Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates took aim Wednesday at a key source of financing for Islamic State group militants. The air forces bombed 12 the oil refineries controlled by the terrorist group in remote areas of eastern Syria. The U.S. Central Command says the refineries produce between 300 and 500 barrels of refined petroleum, worth about $2 million, daily.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain's prime minister says he'll ask Parliament to approve joining international airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. But in his address to the U.N. General Assembly late Wednesday, David Cameron did not mention the prospect of also joining the U.S.-led international airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria that began this week.

BOSTON (AP) — A judge granted a two-month trial delay on Wednesday for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). But he ruled out moving the trial from Boston. Judge George O'Toole ruled that the trial will begin Jan. 5 instead of Nov. 3, but said there's no reason to assume in advance that a fair jury cannot be selected in Massachusetts.

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for: A grand jury decided against bringing criminal charges against Stewart for the death of 20-year-old sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during an Aug. 9 race. But that's far from a checkered flag. The Ward family has indicated they'll seek civil damages in the young driver's death.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that seven movie and television production companies will get permits to fly drones. That's an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators. The permits are expected to come with limitations. The unmanned aircraft can be used only on closed sets and must be operated by a three-person team, including a trained drone operator.

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