Debra Drew

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Islamic State fighters capture pilot of Jordanian plane in Syria

A Jordanian F-16 jet crashed Wednesday in an area of northeastern Syria under the control of Islamic State militants, who quickly captured the pilot, according to statements from both sides.<p>Jordan is part of a U.S.-led coalition that has been conducting airstrikes against Islamic State since …

Fed ends bond buying but keeps low-rate pledge

Despite stock market volatility and global economic troubles, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday agreed to end bond purchases that have supported U.S. economic growth since the 2008 financial crisis, marking a milestone in the five-year-old recovery.<p>At the same time, the Fed pledged to keep its …

EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 …

These Time-Lapse Maps That Show How Much The World Has Changed In The Last 30 Years Are Completely Jarring

Earth Engine brings together trillions of scientific measurements dating back over 40 years, and Google gives researchers, scientists, and nations the tools to analyze this data to detect changes and trends.<p>Using Landsat satellite imagery from 1984 to 2012, the team was able to create half a dozen …

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David Cameron welcomes new European Council president's pledge

<b>David Cameron has welcomed a commitment by the new president of the European Council to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.</b><p>Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who was appointed to the role at a summit in Brussels, said he "cannot imagine" the European Union without the UK.<p>He said the free …

Samsung dominates, Apple stalls in Q2 global smartphone shipments

A Samsung Galaxy S4, right, with the older Galaxy S3 behind it.<p>The second quarter of 2013 brought more good news for Samsung but less so for Apple, at least as far as smartphone sales go. But the year isn't over yet — in fact, the toughest fight is yet to come.<p>Tracking firm IDC's numbers on global …