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US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia's doorstep

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream some Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to …

Russia

Ikea To Pay $50 Million Over 3 Toddler Deaths From Dresser Tip-Overs

Ikea has reached a $50 million settlement with the families of three toddlers who died after unsecured Ikea dressers tipped over, according to lawyers for the families. The furniture giant confirms a settlement has been reached but describes it as "tentative."<p>The money will be divided evenly among …

Product Recalls

7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

Hemp Gives Economic Hope to Native American Tribes

The Navajo Nation is in talks to begin growing industrial hemp on their land.<p>Native American land have poured billions into tribal economies since …

Iraqi forces push toward Mosul despite sometimes fierce Islamic State resistance

Iraqi forces continue their most ambitious fight against the Islamic State.<p>Iraqi forces continue their most ambitious fight against the Islamic State.<p>ASQUF, Iraq — A force comprising thousands of Kurdish and Iraqi army soldiers wrested territory from the Islamic State outside the northern city of …

Middle East

San Bernardino County rejects a controversial solar power plant proposed for the Mojave Desert

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has rejected a controversial solar plant proposed for the Mojave Desert's Soda Mountains, citing concerns that the project would destroy habitat and block ancient trails used by bighorn sheep for thousands of years.<p>In a 3-2 vote, the board on Tuesday …

Forests