US, Cuba to normalize relations  The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday.

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US surveillance planes fly over Syria

Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey isn't commenting on the U.S. beginning surveillance flights over Syria, but he says the U.S. does want a clearer picture of militants from the group Islamic State operating in the country.

The information gathered could pave the way for airstrikes on militants in Syria.

The U.S. began launching strikes against the Islamic State inside Iraq earlier this month.

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