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Strong economy...Truck driver killed after hitting pedestrian bridge...Coalition conducts more airstrikes

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 26, 2014 at 6:50 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest reading on the economy finds that it grew at an annual rate of 4.6 percent in the spring -- the fastest pace in more than two years. The strong performance came after a dismal winter. The solid rebound is expected to provide momentum for strong growth the rest of the year.

DETROIT (AP) — Police in Detroit say a truck driver has died after his vehicle hit a pedestrian bridge, causing the structure to collapse onto a freeway. The collapse during this morning's rush hour shut a section of roadway in both directions of the Southfield Freeway. Police say the driver worked for a waste-hauling business.

CHICAGO (AP) — A fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility has halted all flights in and out of the city's two airports. It's the second time since May that a fire at one of the Chicago area's major control facilities has prompted a ground stop at O'Hare and Midway international airports. Today's fire led to the evacuation of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora.

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition warplanes for a second day are bombing oil installations and other facilities in eastern Syria controlled by the Islamic State group. Activists also say there were airstrikes on the town of Mayadeen, and raids targeted the headquarters of the Islamic State in the town. The U.S.-led coalition began its aerial campaign in Syria early Tuesday.

LONDON (AP) — Denmark has joined the coalition to strike at the Islamic State extremist group. It's sending seven F-16 fighter jets to take part in airstrikes against the group in Iraq. Britain and Belgium are today debating their involvement in the coalition. British Prime Minister David Cameron made an impassioned plea to the House of Commons for his country to join the coalition, saying there's no more serious an issue than asking Britain to devote armed forces to conflict. The Netherlands already has said it's participating.

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