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FDA approves new device for treating migraines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the go-ahead for two new devices to be marketed for the treatment of migraines. The devices offer a different option to established treatments.

Lincoln Log production moves back to the U.S.

Though perhaps thought of more as a nostalgic toy when compared to its more popular competitors like Lego and Mega Blox, Lincoln Logs are still in production — and production has mostly moved from China to the U.S.

Ukraine leader warns U.S. that Russia is global threat

Washington - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned Thursday that Russia had put world security in peril, ahead of White House talks rich in symbolism but likely to dim Kiev's hopes for US security guarantees.

Silk.co to host Ig Nobel Prizes watch party in San Francisco

Today, Silk.co and WeWork Soma are teaming up to host a San Francisco viewing party for the 24th First Annual 2014 Ig Nobel Prizes.

Last month was hottest August since 1880: US

Washington - Last month was the hottest August on record for global average temperatures over land and ocean surfaces, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.

Jobless claims report another sign employment market is booming

New York - The latest tally of weekly jobless claims showed a drop of 36,000 to 280,000 in the week ending Sept. 13, hitting the lowest level since mid-July. That mid-July tally was the slimmest reading since May of 2000, according to U.S. Labor Department data.

California wildfire out-of-control and showing 'explosive growth'

Sacramento - An out-of-control wildfire is now threatening more than 2,000 homes and an additional 1,500 smaller structures in Northern California. State fire officials say the fire has more than doubled and is only five percent contained.

Op-Ed: Bruce Braley gets endorsement of Iowa Corn Growers Association Special

Des Moines - The farmers of Iowa are rallying behind Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, replacing retiring Iowa U.S. Senator Tom Harkin. The Iowa Corn Growers Association PAC (ICGA PAC) last week announced their endorsement of Braley.

Op-Ed: Australia busts up ISIS beheading plot

Sydney - Australian police say they broke up a plot by ISIS terrorists to randomly execute a victim. More than 800 police raided houses and vehicles in Sydney and Brisbane.

Survey: Americans find health coverage in marketplaces affordable

New York - According to the Commonwealth Fund’s Affordable Care Act tracking survey, 61 percent of adults find it "easy" to pay premiums for health insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) marketplace, which was a primary goal of the law.

Ryder Cup begins in Scotland this week

Auchterarder - One of the biggest dates in the Scottish calendar starts this week and you could drum up support for the Europeans or the Americans. Yes, it's time for the Ryder Cup golf tournament again and it's being played at the home of golf — Gleneagles in Scotlan

Classified information at risk after government website hacked

U.S. authorities fear hackers are attempting to gain highly classified information after thousands of user names and passwords were stolen from a government database.

Old and new aerospace firms win NASA contract for 'space taxi'

Cape Canaveral - Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen for nearly $7 billion in U.S. funding to develop a commercial space capsule to bring astronauts to the international space station.

Ukraine's Poroshenko warns of global threat from Russia

Washington - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday warned of a threat to "global security everywhere" posed by the Russian aggression against his nation.

Vermont's largest city gets 100% of energy from renewable sources

Burlington - Burlington, Vermont's largest city, has announced it now generates 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources.

Iran's Rouhani slams US troop veto in IS fight

Washington - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized the United States for its refusal to send troops into combat in the battle against Islamic State militants he claimed were seeking to "kill humanity.

Texas executes woman who starved child to death

Washington - Texas, which has put more inmates to death than any other US state, executed child killer Lisa Coleman, one of only a handful of women on death row.

Iran slams U.S. as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

New York - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday accused Washington of being "obsessed" with sanctions as a new round of high-stakes bilateral nuclear negotiations opened in New York.

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

Washington - Barack Obama and US lawmakers ratcheted up the pressure on the Islamic State, with the president declaring there was no hiding place for the jihadists and warning: "Our reach is long.

Obama and U.S. lawmakers turn up heat on IS

Washington - Barack Obama and U.S. lawmakers ratcheted up the pressure on the Islamic State on Wednesday, the president declaring there was no hiding place for the jihadists and warning: "Our reach is long.
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