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Hello Kitty not a cat, expert says

Hello Kitty -- despite having a name that's 50 percent devoted to the term that refers to a young cat -- is no feline.

Iran speeds weapons deliveries to US ally in Iraq

U.S. officials are taking a wary view of the disclosure this week that Iran – one of four countries the United States accuses of supporting terrorism – has begun arming the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq, as the Kurds scramble to combat the threat posed by ISIS.

California drivers brace for costly new gas tax

At 68 cents a gallon, Californians already pay the nation's second highest gas tax. It goes up again in January to pay for a first in the nation climate change law that hits motorists where it hurts most: the pocketbook.

Fury unleashed at CEO after video shows him kicking pal's puppy

The CEO of one of the U.S.'s largest sports arena caterers was caught on a July 27 elevator video repeatedly kicking a 1-year-old Doberman pinscher and, at one point, yanking the dog's leash so hard the dog "is lifted into the air," court documents allege.

Military jet crashes in Virginia

A military jet has crashed in western Virginia and State Police are en route to the scene, authorities tell The Associated Press.