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Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi security personnel in Kirkuk

Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi security personnel in Kirkuk

Islamic State militants ambushed a convoy and killed at least 27 Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Forces fighters in Iraq, the militia said.
California Pleasant Fire burns more than 2,250 acres

California Pleasant Fire burns more than 2,250 acres

Firefighters in California partially contained a more than 2,000-acre, wind-fueled brush fire Monday.
Father, daughter killed in avalanche in French Alps

Father, daughter killed in avalanche in French Alps

A father and daughter were killed in an avalanche while skiing in the French Alps.
X-rays reveal someone else's painting under Picasso masterpiece

X-rays reveal someone else's painting under Picasso masterpiece

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso painted over another artist's painting to create one of his so-called Blue Period masterpieces, scientists announced.
Duce Staley, Mike Groh interview for Eagles' offensive coordinator job

Duce Staley, Mike Groh interview for Eagles' offensive coordinator job

Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson indicated the Eagles would enter next season without an offensive coordinator after Frank Reich left for Indianapolis.
Bill Polian says Louisville QB Lamar Jackson should switch to receiver

Bill Polian says Louisville QB Lamar Jackson should switch to receiver

Lamar Jackson isn't likely to take the advice of Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian, who said the Heisman-winning quarterback should switch to receiver.
Dozens killed in land, air attacks on Syrian enclave

Dozens killed in land, air attacks on Syrian enclave

Dozens of people died in the Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Monday in air and ground attacks carried out by Syrian government forces, local officials said.
Ex-Panthers WR Rae Carruth apologizes for role in killing girlfriend

Ex-Panthers WR Rae Carruth apologizes for role in killing girlfriend

Months away from his release from prison for conspiring to kill the mother of his child, former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth sent an open letter.
Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater enjoyed season despite barely playing

Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater enjoyed season despite barely playing

Teddy Bridgewater barely played last season, but despite the lack of appearances, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback said it was his favorite season.
Footage shows 'dumbo' octopod hatchling looks like a miniature adult

Footage shows 'dumbo' octopod hatchling looks like a miniature adult

Scientists have for the first time published footage of a 'dumbo' octopod hatchling.
Pennsylvania court releases new voting map

Pennsylvania court releases new voting map

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday released a congressional district map to replace one it ruled violated the state Constitution.
Drinking alcohol plays role in living past 90, researchers say

Drinking alcohol plays role in living past 90, researchers say

Here's some information to ponder while hitting the gym instead of a bar: Beer and wine have better health benefits than exercise for longer life.
Electrical implant reduces side effects from man's spinal cord injury

Electrical implant reduces side effects from man's spinal cord injury

An experimental electrical treatment has reduced side effects of a spinal cord injury that paralyzed a Canadian man.
Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains

Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains

Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of southern Iran on Monday, where a plane carrying 65 people crashed the day before.
Growing crops with crushed rocks could reduce CO2 emissions

Growing crops with crushed rocks could reduce CO2 emissions

Scientists showed the addition of silicate rocks to agricultural soil can boost crop production while limiting the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere.
Massive brawl breaks out in Brazilian soccer game

Massive brawl breaks out in Brazilian soccer game

A huge brawl broke out in a Brazilian soccer rivalry match between Bahia and Vitoria.
Study reveals 15 new genes that influence face shape

Study reveals 15 new genes that influence face shape

Scientists have identified 15 new genes that influence the development of a person's facial features.
Obesity may cause sudden cardiac arrest in young people, study says

Obesity may cause sudden cardiac arrest in young people, study says

Obesity and high blood pressure may play a much greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among young people than previously thought, a new study suggests.
Researchers grow human cells in sheep embryos

Researchers grow human cells in sheep embryos

Scientists in California are working on a way to reduce organ transplants and rejections: Growing embryos in sheep and pigs containing human patients' cells.
North Korean sport diplomacy: the Olympic event where everyone loses

North Korean sport diplomacy: the Olympic event where everyone loses

Banning Russia while embracing North Korea reveals the deeper moral value of the Olympics.