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EPA Science Advisers Call For Stronger Smog Rules

WASHINGTON -– Environmental Protection Agency science advisers have recommended the agency strengthen ozone pollution standards in order to protect public health.<p>Ground-level ozone pollution -- often referred to as smog -- is created by chemical reactions between nitrogen oxide and volatile organic …

U.S. armed drones over Baghdad, official says

Armed drones. Mass graves. Kirkuk's effective annexation. The Iraq crisis escalated Friday.<p>A U.S. official confirmed to CNN that armed American drones started flying over Baghdad in the previous 24 hours to provide additional protection for 180 U.S. military advisers in the area. Until now, U.S. …

Kerry: Syrian moderate rebels could help in Iraq

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry signaled on Friday that the U.S. hopes to enlist moderate Syrian opposition fighters that …

Mexican Helicopter Crosses U.S. Border, Fires on Border Patrol

A Mexican helicopter that crossed into Arizona and fired on US border agents on Thursday appears to have done so accidentally, a US government official told NBC News.<p>In a brief statement, Customs and Border Protection said that a Mexican helicopter crossed approximately 100 yards north into Arizona …

Ukraine signs historic trade deal with EU, extends cease-fire

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared Friday "the most important day" for his country since its 1991 independence after he signed a trade deal with the European Union that is expected to help Ukraine overcome its post-Soviet legacy of corruption and debt.<p>At the signing ceremony in Brussels, …