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Allies join U.S. in fight against Islamic State

Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar had participated in or supported the strikes against Islamic State targets.

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Lawmakers want to stop you from using your phone in flight

A bipartisan group of almost 80 U.S. lawmakers urged regulators not to end the ban on making calls on commercial airline flights.

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Now, more than ever, fewer Americans are saying ‘I Do’

A record 20 percent of adult Americans, or 42 million people, have never married, marking a U.S. demographic and social shift.

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Apple sets iPhone sales record

Currently on sale in the U.S., Japan, and France, the iPhone 6 will go on sale in 20 more countries this week.

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Islamic State urges attacks on U.S., taunts Obama

ISIS urged its followers to attack citizens from the U.S. and other countries that joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.

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Climate protesters risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in

Hundreds of protesters marched through NYC's financial district calingl attention to capitalism's contribution to climate change.

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GM recalls 221K cars over brake fires

Cadillacs and Chevrolets are among the models recalled.

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Gas prices keep falling

This could be the cheapest autumn driving season in a while.

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Accused White House intruder is decorated Iraq war vet

The Texas man accused of breaking into the White House while armed with a knife is a U.S. military veteran.

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Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, wages weigh

President Barack Obama has twice invoked Ronald Reagan's seminal campaign question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

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Making headlines this week

A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers

Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart.

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Suspect in Pa. police ambush put on FBI wanted list

A week-long manhunt continues for alleged cop killer Eric Frein, who was added to the FBI's "most wanted" list.

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Congress votes to arm Syrian rebels, fund goverment

The U.S. Congress approved plans to train and arm moderate rebels to battle Islamic State.

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White House: 7.3M Americans have paid Obamacare premiums

More than 7 million people are up to date on their monthly premiums for private health plans under the health care law.

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Americans’ net worth, debt rising

The net worth of Americans hit a record high, while household debt also rose at its fastest pace since 2007.

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California wildfires threaten thousands of homes

Fire crews in the rugged Sierra Nevada region battled against a blaze that has displaced hundreds of residents.

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ISIS planned beheading of random person in Australia

Hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation after Australian officials uncovered a plot to behead a member of the public in Australia.

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House votes to arm Syrian rebels; Senate next

The U.S. House approved Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels - now it's the Senate's turn.

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Vermont Yankee Closing Could Cost $1-Billion

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We should know by the end of October how much it will cost to close the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

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UMass Police Suspend Confidential Informant Program

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UMass campus police have suspended their confidential informant program after last week's "Boston Globe" article about a student who died of an overdose last year

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Southampton Residents Oppose Holyoke Proposal

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A proposal to let Holyoke provide building inspection services to Southampton is being vigorously opposed by the town's residents

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Amherst Fire Dept Holds Pancake Breakfast

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The Amherst Fire Department will hold its annual open house and pancake breakfast on Sunday

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U.S. manufacturing jobs data best since ’12

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Employment in America's manufacturing sector grew at its best pace since March 2012, a new report says.