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Flag from iconic photo returned to museum

The flag that was hoisted above the rubble of the World Trade Center hours after the terror attacks of Sept. 11 — and which became a symbol of American hope and resilience after it was photographed by then-Record photographer Thomas Franklin — officially returned to lower Manhattan on Thursday.

Kerry thinks it’s not worthwhile to meet Lavrov on Syria now

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States does not believe it is worthwhile for Secretary of State John Kerry to meet now with Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, about a ceasefire in Syria, the State Department said on Thursday.

Clinton criticizes Trump for comments on security briefing, Putin

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed Republican rival Donald Trump on Thursday for talking about things he learned in classified intelligence briefings and praising Russia’s Vladimir Putin as a better leader than President Barack Obama.

House Republicans to discuss whether to impeach IRS chief

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives will discuss next week whether the nation’s top tax collector, John Koskinen, should be impeached over conservative charges he stonewalled a congressional investigation, House leaders said Wednesday.

Florida politicians urge use of GM mosquitoes to fight Zika

Intrexon Corp said on Wednesday a bipartisan coalition of Florida politicians had urged the U.S. government to step up efforts to fight Zika, including sanctioning the emergency use of the company's genetically engineered mosquitoes.

Ferguson, Missouri, protest leader found shot dead in burning car

Missouri detectives have not determined a motive or identified any witnesses in an investigation into the death of a man who led protests in the city of Ferguson following the fatal 2014 shooting of Michael Brown by a law enforcement officer, police said on Wednesday.

New York to probe Mylan EpiPen contracts for schools

NEW YORK — New York has opened a probe into whether Mylan Pharmaceuticals broke antitrust law in writing contracts to provide EpiPens to some schools systems, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement on Tuesday.

Ex-Stanford swimmer registers as sex offender

CEDARVILLE, Ohio — Former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner has registered as a sex offender in his home state of Ohio, following his conviction for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2015 and public outrage over his six-month jail sentence.

Freaking out about Zika virus? West Nile is the real killer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — West Nile virus landed in the United States in the summer of 1999, arriving in New York City possibly in the blood of a sick bird on a ship or via an infected mosquito on a plane. Soon it had afflicted people in Queens with brain inflammation and killed birds at the Bronx Zoo.

Trump says interest rates must change as Fed weighs rate hike

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has previously accused the Federal Reserve of keeping interest rates low to help President Barack Obama, said on Monday that the U.S. central bank has created a “false economy” and that interest rates should change.

Hermine strengthens off North Carolina en route to Middle Atlantic

WASHINGTON, D.C./NEW YORK — A powerful Atlantic storm strengthened on Saturday afternoon after passing over North Carolina’s Outer Banks en route to the U.S. Middle Atlantic coast, where it was expected to spoil the holiday weekend with high winds, soaking rains and surging seas.

Oklahoma rocked by one of its strongest earthquakes

PAWNEE, Okla. — One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in Oklahoma rattled the area northwest of Pawnee on Saturday, fueling growing concern about seismic activity linked to energy production, a federal agency said.