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Secretary of State John Kerry points to a newspaper photo of the recent Arab summit in Saudi Arabia as an example of the kind of coalition he expects in combating Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Kerry appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to shore up President Barack Obama's strategy to combat the terrorists. Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aidSenate next after House backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants
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Mesa residents take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation of the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California. Odille's remnants are expected to hit Arizona in the coming days. Phoenix residents are already on high alert after getting slammed with another Pacific storm last week that turned the city's main freeways and communities into lakes. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Rain from tropical storm begins falling on ArizonaRain from tropical storm begins falling on parts of southern Arizona, but Tucson is spared
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2012, file photo, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks during U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising steak fry in Indianola, Iowa. Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have a gnawing desire for someone else. Among the Democrats’ busiest potential Clinton alternative, O’Malley has been the busiest.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Iowa Democrats say there's room for a non-ClintonIowa Democrats say there's room for a non-Clinton in caucuses, even against long odds
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FILE - In this April 7, 2014, file photo, U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues Robert King answers reporters' questions at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday, Sept. 17. King told The Associated Press that freeing the detainees could provide a diplomatic opening in ties, also snared by Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offerAPNewsBreak: North Korea unresponsive to US offer to send envoy about detained Americans
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President Barack Obama gestures during remarks for a picnic held for members of Congress and their families on the South Lawn of the White House, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White HouseObama hosting Poroshenko at White House in show of support for fledgling Ukraine government
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Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (20) rushes for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Cardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arrestCardinals quickly deactivate running back Jonathan Dwyer after arrest
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Bonita Jackson, mother of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, talks about her son in Houston. Jackson said that she and his father used switches and belts to occasionally spank all of their children. Vikings executives emerged Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 from a late-night deliberation to voice regret of their initial decision to let Peterson play earlier in the week after sitting him for a game once he was charged with injuring his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a wooden switch. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran)
Vikings reconsider, put Peterson on paid leaveAs NFL domestic violence trouble persists, Vikings reconsider and put Peterson on paid leave
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ADDS WEST DIVISION - Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar celebrates with fans after they clinched the American League West division following their baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Angels beat Mariners 5-0, win AL West titleC.J. Wilson pitches Angels to 1st AL West title since 2009 with 5-0 win over Mariners
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Voters leave after casting their ballots at Ritchie Hall in Strichen, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Polls open in historic Scottish independence votePolls open across Scotland as voters decide whether to break from UK and become independent
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
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  • Mayor signs three sit-lie bills into law

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed a total of three bills into law making it a petty misdemeanor to sit or lie on a sidewalk and making it illegal to publicly urinate or defecate throughout all of Oahu. Waikiki's sidewalks are for walking... not sitting ...and as of today THAT'S THE LAW. KITV-TV, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 12:09 AM
  • 200 Hawaiian Telcom customers experience phone problems

    About 200 Hawaiian Telcom customers across the islands experienced problems with their "voice-over-IP" phone service for about three hours or more Tuesday. About 150 of the 200 phone customers were businesses that saw phone service disrupted from about 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., although some customers could have seen a further delay before service was restored, Hawaiian Telcom spokeswoman Ann Nishida Fry said. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 11:33 PM
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