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National & World US-led planes strike fighters attacking Syria town
U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State fighters in Syria attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions in the country's east, activists and a Kurdish official said.
National & World Truck hits college softball team's bus, killing 4 Truck hits college softball team's bus, killing 4
A tractor-trailer veered across the median of a major interstate highway in Oklahoma late Friday and crashed into the side of a Texas women's college softball team bus, killing four players and injuring a dozen other people.
National & World 13 escape Tenn. youth center despite new security 13 escape Tenn. youth center despite new security
Thirteen teenagers broke out of a Nashville youth detention center and all but one were recaptured within hours, authorities said Saturday, marking the latest of a rash of security breaches at the complex.
National & World Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters (Photo Gallery)
Boat captain William Smith Dize died in 2012. Some experts say his case could prove important to thousands of maritime workers who spend long periods on land and shorter bursts at sea, including salmon fishermen in Alaska, workers on fire boats and salvage vessels, and even those who repair undersea telephone cables.
National & World After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers
The nation's air travel system began to slowly recover Saturday after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a large regional air traffic control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.