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Iraqi Kurdish forces tow a howitzer near the front lines on their way to the city of Sinjar, as the Kurdish peshmerga fighters move through Zumar, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on Sinjar mountain, an Iraqi lawmaker said Friday. (AP Photo/Zana Ahmed)
Kurds push into Sinjar; Iraqis battle for airportKurdish fighters push into Sinjar town; Iraq forces battle Islamic State group for key airport
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FILE - This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185, fleeing residents said Thursday of an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in April. Teenager Aji Ibrahim said he was lucky to escape into the bushes. "No doubt they were Boko Haram members because they were chanting "Allahu akbar" (God is Great) while shooting at people and torching houses," he told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/File)
Nigeria's home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threatNigeria's Boko Haram extremists pose regional threat with cross-border attacks and recruitment
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Taliban kill 7 Afghan policemen at checkpointTaliban kill 7 Afghan policemen in attack on checkpoint in north; reporter dies of wounds
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ADDS BOTH OFFICERS KILLED - New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton takes questions from reporters during a news conference at Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York.  An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself2 NYPD officers fatally shot by gunman who vowed to kill cops; shooter takes his own life
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Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi , right, delivers his speech during his last campaign rally in Tunis, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Tunisians must decide Sunday between Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old veteran of previous regimes, and Moncef Marzouki, a 75-year-old human rights activist who is the outgoing interim president. For the third time in just two months, Tunisian voters will head to the polls this weekend, this time to elect a president in a runoff vote that presents a stark choice between the country's past and its Arab Spring revolution. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
Tunisians head to elect president in runoffTunisians choose between stability and change in runoff presidential vote
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Bentzi Gopstein, leader of the extreme right-wing movement Lehava, is handcuffed as he arrives for his hearing at a Jerusalem Court, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Israeli police on Tuesday arrested 10 Jewish activists from an extremist group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence, including its leader, in the first major clampdown against a fringe organization that has become a symbol of rising anti-Arab sentiment. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israel arrests more from Jewish extremist groupIsrael presses ahead with crackdown on Jewish extremist group, arrests 4 activists
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Vancouver Canucks' Jannik Hansen, center, of Denmark, is tended to by a trainer as Radim Vrbata, of the Czech Republic, and Henrik Sedin, right, of Sweden, watch after he was checked during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
Canucks' Hansen taken to hospital after hitCanucks forward Hansen collapses on bench after hit, walks to locker room, taken to hospital
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Sasha Obama, left, watches as Admiral Samuel Locklear III, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, greets President Barack Obama, as first lady Michelle Obama walks with Malia Obama, far right, as the first family arrives at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to begin their family vacation Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 1How President Obama spent Day 1 of his holiday vacation in Hawaii
The Associated Press3 hours ago
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) celebrates after catching an 11-yard touchdown reception with wide receiver Eddie Royal during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Novak's 40-yard FG lifts Chargers past 49ersChargers stay alive in playoff race on Nick Novak's field goal in OT, beat 49ers 38-35
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  • Butler County Farm Bureau Receives Several Awards

    Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 465,000 member families statewide, is the state's largest general farm organization. Approximately 1,500 members attended KFB's 95th annual meeting in Louisville, December 3-6, to recognize this year's individual and organizational achievements and adopt policy for 2015. Bbech tree news, Wed, Dec 10 2014 @ 01:57 AM
  • 'A Christmas Carol' performance slated

    Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will come to stage this holiday season at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. Celebrate the holidays with the Center Stage LIVE! performance of "A Christmas Carol" on Thursday Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. "We are delighted to present one of America's favorite holiday classics that have become a holiday tradition with audiences of all ages," said Dianna Winstead, associate director of arts, culture and events at The Center. Middlesboro Daily News, Mon, Dec 1 2014 @ 03:35 PM
  • Staying on the college grid

    Managing course scheduling involves more than just cracking a complex logistical code each semester. It's also a potential bane or boon to the operating budget. University Business, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 06:02 AM
  • Somerset man violates probation the day of his release

    The Commonwealth Journal reports that Chief Circuit Judge Jeffrey said, "A person that is drinking beer the same day he receives probation cannot be managed in the community." He had received a 20 year probated sentence for second degree assault and first degree unlawful access to a computer. WKYT, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 01:28 PM
  • Suspicion of stolen dogs spreads across central, southern Ky.

    WKYT first reported on Tuesday about seven dogs believed to be stolen in Garrard County. Most of them were males, and several of them were boxers. WKYT, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 10:18 PM
  • State selects design firms for convention center expansion

    The holidays didn't hamper the state after all when it comes to the expansion of the Kentucky International Convention Center . Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe, president and CEO of the Kentucky State Fair Board , which manages the state-owned convention center, announced today that Lexington-based EOP Architects PSC and St. Louis-based HOK were chosen as the lead design team for the renovation of the convention center. Business Journal, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 02:56 PM
  • 'Harlan's Got Talent' coming next year

    Daily EnterpriseDredon Hopkins, left, stands on a runway at The Harlan Center with his mother, Linda Hornsby, as he tries out for "Harlan's Got Talent." Daily EnterpriseDredon Hopkins, left, stands on a runway at The Harlan Center with his mother, Linda Hornsby, as he tries out for "Harlan's Got Talent." Harlan Daily Enterprise, Tue, Nov 18 2014 @ 07:43 PM
  • Stabbing in parking lot of Somerset school

    At 8:02 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a domestic violence report in the lower parking lot of Meece Middle School on Barnett Street. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 30-year old Marcos Popche, a Guatemalan national living on Speedway Drive in Somerset, and Angie Lynn Rodriguez, age 32, of Hamilton Avenue Somerset, both suffering from abdominal stab wounds. WKYT, Tue, Nov 11 2014 @ 10:14 AM
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