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By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 26, 2014 at 5:01 p.m.



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BEIRUT (AP) — For the second day, airstrikes by the U.S. and its Arab allies have struck Islamic State group targets in Syria near the border with Iraq. Targets there included makeshift oil facilities. The military says multiple targets in Iraq that were hit include an Islamic State commander on a motorcycle. Meanwhile, Denmark, Belgium and Britain all signed on.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The FBI has been called in to help police in suburban Oklahoma City investigate the beheading of a woman at a food processing plant. A fired worker is also accused of using a knife to attack a second worker. He was shot and wounded by a company official and will be charged when he regains consciousness.

CHICAGO (AP) — Terrorism has been ruled out in connection with suspected arson at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center that forced the cancellation of nearly 1,800 flights in and of Chicago alone. Officials say a contract worker suspected of starting the blaze was found with multiple self-inflicted knife wounds and burns.

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal health officials have sent doctors an alert today about the polio-like cases that affected nine children in Colorado. The young patients have muscle weakness or paralysis. It's unclear if the sickness is caused by a virus that has caused severe respiratory illness across the country. The Colorado cases occurred within the last two months — during the same period the nation has seen a wave of severe respiratory illnesses linked to the virus.

SAN MATEO, California (AP) — A California nail technician doesn't ever have to worry again about scratching out a living. Vinh Nguyen has come forward won the $228.4 million Powerball jackpot. He bought the winning ticket at a market in San Mateo. It gets $1 million for selling the prize ticket. Nguyen told lottery officials he bought 15 Powerball tickets before the drawing, and picked his numbers at random.

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