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Worker is reflected next to the emblem of a Toyota Vios sedan at a stockyard of the Toyota Philippines manufacturing plant in Sta Rosa, Laguna, south of ManilaDETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it will recall about 20,000 vehicles worldwide for possible fuel leaks. Most of the affected vehicles are in the United States but were also shipped to other countries, Toyota said. Toyota Motor Sales USA said the recall involves vehicles with its 2GR-FE engine. The recall includes the 2015 model year Lexus RX, and four 2014 model year Toyota vehicles: Avalon, Camry, Highlander and Sienna. Lexus is Toyota's luxury brand. ...

9/18/2014 11:03:06 AM

In this May 20, 2014 photo released by NBC, Josh Kaufman hold his trophy after winning the singing competition series "The Voice," in Los Angeles. Kaufman said Thursday, Sept. 18, he’ll be taking a turn as the lead in the Tony Award-winning revival “Pippin.” The 38-year-old Indianapolis resident, a former SAT prep tutor and father of three, will join “Pippin” from Nov. 4-Jan. 4 at the Music Box Theatre. (AP Photo/NBC, Trae Patton)NEW YORK (AP) — The next guy to play Pippin on Broadway has already proved he has stage magic. He won the latest edition of "The Voice."

9/18/2014 11:02:46 AM

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner of the extremists.

9/18/2014 11:02:12 AM

DENVER (AP) — Jack Elway, the son of Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, has pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace after being accused of pulling his girlfriend from a car and shoving her to the ground.

9/18/2014 10:59:07 AM

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin and, at a press conference in Washington on September 17 to announce the new BE-4 rocket engineWashington (AFP) - The aerospace company Blue Origin has struck a deal to build a US-made rocket engine that aims to eliminate reliance on Russian engines for American satellite launches.

9/18/2014 10:56:25 AM

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., questions witnesses during a full committee hearing on the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Qa'ida, and other Islamic extremists, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of both parties expected quick passage Thursday as the Senate neared a vote on President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm Syrian rebels battling Islamic State militants.

9/18/2014 10:55:47 AM

A tractor kicks up dust in an unplanted field on September 5, 2014 in Los Banos, California as California suffers its third year of droughtWashington (AFP) - 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.

9/18/2014 10:54:26 AM

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's economy is growing at a rapid pace last experienced at the tail-end of the Celtic Tiger boom, government statisticians reported Thursday as economists declared that the country's debt crisis was dead and buried.

9/18/2014 10:52:36 AM

In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Il., speaks with reporters about the the release of a website titled Benghazi on the Record, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Select Committee on Benghazi Ranking Member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D- Md., is at the rear. The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels is proving a tough sell with some Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans in Congress. Wariness of the plan crossed party lines in a House vote on Wednesday. Republican and Democratic veterans alike say they fear weapons and training will one day be used against Americans instead of militants seeking an Islamic state. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state.

9/18/2014 10:51:20 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal meteorologists calculated that more heat records were set around the globe last month, including Earth's hottest August.

9/18/2014 10:49:47 AM
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