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U.S. Airstrikes Hit Militants In Syrian Border Town

Posted On November 20, 2014

(Undated) -- At least two Islamist militants are dead after a U.S. airstrike on a Syrian border town. The Pentagon says the attack destroyed a storage facility run by al-Qaeda operatives known as the Khorasan Group. American intelligence officials say members of that group are plotting attacks against the United States. The London-based Syrian Observatory…

WHO: Ebola Death Toll Rises Above 5,400

Posted On November 20, 2014

(Geneva, Switzerland) -- The World Health Organization is reporting the death toll in west Africa from this year's Ebola outbreak now exceeds 54-hundred. However, the UN agency believes the actual death toll may be much higher since the fatality rate from this outbreak is about 70-percent. More than 15-thousand people have become infected with the…

Sister Of Arizona Woman Speaks Out Against Deadly Airbags

Posted On November 20, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Executives from Japan's Takata Corporation and two automakers are in the hot seat on Capitol Hill.  A Senate panel is taking up the issue of exploding airbags at a hearing today.  Among those testifying is the sister of an Arizona woman whose family claims she was killed by a defective airbag.  Kim…

Takata To Testify About Airbags

Posted On November 20, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- An explosive air bag from a Japanese auto parts maker might be linked to another death. Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal will hold a news conference Thursday with the sister of an Arizona car accident victim who may have died because of a faulty Takata air bag. So far six deaths…

Kerry Going To Vienna For Iran Nuke Talks

Posted On November 20, 2014

(Undated) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is going to Vienna today for what might be the last chance to reach agreement on Iran's nuclear program before next week's deadline. International negotiators have said Iran and western nations have substantial differences on what an agreement should include. There's been a 12-month standoff since an interim…