US bombers used in Iraq...Holder calls for federal autopsy in Brown case...'Turtles' top the box office

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Updated: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 01:15:22 EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has carried out more airstrikes in Iraq today, and this time land-based bombers were used. U.S. Central Command says a combination of bombers, fighter jets, attack planes and unmanned drones hit targets near Iraq's largest dam. That's a wider array than in previous airstrikes. The U.S. military says U.S. forces conducted 14 airstrikes today and nine yesterday. Kurdish security officials say the airstrikes helped Kurdish forces retake parts of the Mosul Dam, which was seized by Islamic militants earlier this month.

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials fear Ebola could spread through the capital's largest slum after residents looted a quarantine center for suspected patients and hauled away blood-stained sheets and mattresses. A health official says up to 30 patients were staying at the center in Monrovia and many of them fled. He says once they are located they will be transferred to Monrovia's largest hospital.

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal medical examiner do an autopsy as soon as possible on Michael Brown, the black teenager shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The Justice Department also says it has deepened its civil rights investigation of the shooting, with 40 FBI agents going door-to-door in the neighborhood gathering information. Last weekend's shooting has set off daily protests in the St. Louis suburb.

HOXIE, Ark. (AP) — A train accident in northeastern Arkansas has left two people dead and two injured. It's also forced the evacuation of nearby residents. Railroad officials told police that both of the freight trains that collided early today were carrying a toxic chemical cargo. The chemical wasn't specified. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management says the dead and the injured are believed to be crew members.

NEW YORK (AP) — "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is the top movie for the second straight weekend. "The Guardians of the Galaxy" came in second in its third weekend and the buddy comedy "Let's Be Cops" opened at No. 3. Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables 3" debuts at No. 4.

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