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Updated at 2:27 PM

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) " The Iowa Board of Regents has ordered an audit of every flight that Iowa State University President Steven Leath has taken on the school's two airplanes, citing possible misuse. Board President Bruce Rastetter said Thursday that he's extremely disappointed that Leath has used the planes on multiple occasions in ways that appear "questionable at best." He says Leath has been a successful president but the board must take seriously any questions about the...

Updated at 2:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The U.S. government is sanctioning a Hezbollah commander and a number of other operatives and financiers linked to the Lebanon-based militant group. The executive order, announced Thursday by the Treasury Department, is a...

Updated at 2:19 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Donald Trump launched into the campaign's closing stretch with a shot across the bow to American democratic tradition: He may reject the election's results if he loses. As Democrats pounced, Republicans braced for a fresh...

Updated at 2:13 PM

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) " Seated at his desk at a suburban San Diego middle school, 12-year-old Abdulhamid Ashehneh tries not to let his mind wander to the painful memories of his life in civil war-torn Syria. His father disappeared suddenly...

Updated at 2:08 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 6:02 p.m. A U.S. defense official in Washington says the Syrian Kurdish fighters targeted by Turkish airstrikes on Wednesday in northern Syria are not among the...

Updated at 2:03 PM

BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) " Iraqi special forces charged into the Mosul battle Thursday with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by the Islamic State group, a key part of a multi-pronged assault on eastern approaches to the besieged...

Updated at 1:37 PM

DETROIT (AP) " Stopping to pick up a stray penny off the ground may not seem worth the effort, yet one bank is trying to change that mindset by placing 100 fake pennies across the country worth $1,000 apiece. Ally Bank says it is hoping to...

Updated at 1:32 PM

SENNETT, N.Y. (AP) " Nearly $10,000 in cash a restaurant owner left in a shopping cart at an upstate New York store has been returned thanks to a couple who found the money. Managers at the Tractor Supply Co. store in Sennett in the Finger...

Updated at 1:30 PM

JERICHO, West Bank (AP) " Archaeologists have removed the protective cover from one of the Middle East's largest carpet mosaics " but only for a day. Visitors got a glimpse on Thursday of the sweeping geometric and floral patterns in...

Updated at 1:30 PM

Somebody is going to die when The Walking Dead returns this Sunday to AMC. That's a given. But...

Updated at 1:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Amazon's own video store will no longer have the starring role on the company's Fire TV streaming devices. Software updates coming this year will give movies and TV shows from Netflix, HBO and other competitors equal...

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