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Apple sets iPhone sales record

Currently on sale in the U.S., Japan, and France, the iPhone 6 will go on sale in 20 more countries this week.

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Islamic State urges attacks on U.S., taunts Obama

ISIS urged its followers to attack citizens from the U.S. and other countries that joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.

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Climate protesters risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in

Hundreds of protesters marched through NYC's financial district calingl attention to capitalism's contribution to climate change.

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GM recalls 221K cars over brake fires

Cadillacs and Chevrolets are among the models recalled.

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Gas prices keep falling

This could be the cheapest autumn driving season in a while.

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Accused White House intruder is decorate Iraq war vet

The Texas man accused of breaking into the White House while armed with a knife is a U.S. military veteran.

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Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, wages weigh

President Barack Obama has twice invoked Ronald Reagan's seminal campaign question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

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Making headlines this week

A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers

Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart.

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Suspect in Pa. police ambush put on FBI wanted list

A week-long manhunt continues for alleged cop killer Eric Frein, who was added to the FBI's "most wanted" list.

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Congress votes to arm Syrian rebels, fund goverment

The U.S. Congress approved plans to train and arm moderate rebels to battle Islamic State.

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White House: 7.3M Americans have paid Obamacare premiums

More than 7 million people are up to date on their monthly premiums for private health plans under the health care law.

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Americans’ net worth, debt rising

The net worth of Americans hit a record high, while household debt also rose at its fastest pace since 2007.

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California wildfires threaten thousands of homes

Fire crews in the rugged Sierra Nevada region battled against a blaze that has displaced hundreds of residents.

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ISIS planned beheading of random person in Australia

Hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation after Australian officials uncovered a plot to behead a member of the public in Australia.

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House votes to arm Syrian rebels; Senate next

The U.S. House approved Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels - now it's the Senate's turn.

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White House proposes new energy efficiency rules

The latest efforts include standards for commercial air conditioning units that could slash energy use.

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Obama vows not to fight another ground war in Iraq

Support for ISIS increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages, senior officials say.

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N.Y. man charged with trying to help Islamic State

A 30-year-old man has been charged with trying to provide material support to the militant group and attempting to murder U.S. soldiers.

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Nebraska Highways Rate Highly

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A study of pavement conditions, bridges, traffic congestion and other factors ranks Nebraska's roads number-two in the country.

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Candidates For Iowa Governor Debate

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The fertilizer plant under construction in southeast Iowa was a major point of contention during Saturday evening's debate between the two major party candidates for governor.

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Chief Justice Worries About Partisanship

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United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts told a Nebraska audience he worries the partisanship that grips Washington will spill over onto the Supreme Court.

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Cell Towers Need Upgrades

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Several cell towers in Yankton County are in need of upgrades.

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Winter Will Be Cold, Or It Won’t Be

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While the Farmer’s Almanac might be calling for a bitter winter, weather experts are saying that depends.