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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rejected the idea of sending thousands of ground troops to fight Islamic State in the Middle East, saying the move would only hand the militant group a recruitment tool that could boost its ranks. Clinton is seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidential election in November 2016. "You have to fight them in the air, you have to fight them on the ground and you have to fight them in cyberspace." She also said it was no longer possible to militarily remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, telling CBS: "We need to get over the false choice between either going after Assad or going after ISIS." To do both, Clinton said, she would seek Russia's cooperation in the fight, if not their "active help" then at least their "acquiescence in what we're going to do to go after ISIS," although she said she would welcome an active role from Moscow.
A faulty component and the crew's inadequate response caused an AirAsia A320 to crash into the Java Sea last year, killing all 162 people on board, an Indonesian report said Tuesday. Flight QZ8501 plunged into the ocean in stormy weather on December 28, during what was supposed to be a routine flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. The crash of the Airbus A320-200 triggered a huge international search, with ships and aircraft from several nations involved in a lengthy hunt that was hampered by strong currents and bad weather.
NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Ellerbee, a veteran newswoman who wrote an irreverent best-seller about her time on television and built a second career at Nickelodeon explaining tough stories to youngsters, says that she's signing off the air for good.