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Also: Australia charges 15 suspects with planning random beheadings; Ukrainian president Poroshenko visits Capitol Hill; and Lincoln Logs will start to be produced in Maine instead of China.
The Islamist rebels reportedly have captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre against civilians.
Like a good Boy Scout, parents should be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework can make a big difference. Here's expert advice on how to ace your next parent-teacher conference.
The New York City schools are overhauling the time, and format, of these conferences in an attempt to add depth and meaning. Among the changes: They'll be held four times a year instead of just two.
Scots went to the polls to vote in a referendum that will decide whether they remain with the United Kingdom or end a 300-year-old union.
Also: A Jane Austen Festival sets a new record; Terrance Hayes on winning a MacArthur.
The Jack Russell terrier was wearing a microchip when she was taken to the shelter in Portland. The question is how did she get there?
Italo Calvino's delightful "cosmicomic" stories have long been scattered — split into separate books and translated in pieces. Now, a collection new to the U.S. is finally bringing them together.
Draven Rodriguez posed with his cat. The school's principal rejected the photo. It will appear in the yearbook after all — on the principal's page promoting animal rescue and adoption.
In her new memoir for young adults, Woodson uses free verse to tell the story of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Her work for young readers often touches on themes of race and identity.
Carolina Panthers player Greg Hardy agreed to be put on the NFL's exempt list until his legal troubles are settled. His case is one of several that brought scrutiny to the NFL.
The House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight militants in the group called Islamic State also known as ISIS. The vote didn't split down party lines.
Audie Cornish and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
President Obama says more than 40 countries are joining together to fight the Islamic State militants. Secretary of State John Kerry has returned from a trip to try to put together a coalition.
Voting is underway in Scotland on a referendum that will decide if the country becomes independent. British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised Scotland more autonomy if it stays in the union.
Despite a conviction for culpable homicide and the looming possibility of a jail term, Oscar Pistorius would be free to compete, says the head of South Africa's Olympic committee.
Also: new wildfires destroy homes in California; Sweden votes in a new government; and a contestant from New York wins the Miss America title for the third year in a row.
Pro-Russia separatists who control the city of Donetsk appear to have launched a push to take the city's airport, still defended by Kiev's forces.
Also: writers ask Amazon's board to end battle with Hachette; notable books coming out this week.
Representatives from more than 20 countries have gathered in the French capital to form a coalition to defeat the insurgency.