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Monday August 30th, 2021 day edition

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A destroyed vehicle is seen inside a house after a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

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EMBED >More News Videos President Joe Biden grieved with loved ones during the "dignified transfer" of the remains of 13 service members killed in the Kabul airport attack.

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Rocket fire apparently targeting Kabul's international airport struck a nearby neighborhood Monday, the eve of the deadline for American troops to withdraw from the country's longest war after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

"I was inside the house with my children and other family members, suddenly there were some blasts," said Jaiuddin Khan, who lives nearby.

However, the Taliban said the strike killed at least 10 people - including civilians and three children, sparking anger over the civilian casualties.U.S. Navy Capt. »

California: mother fights off mountain lion with bare hands to save 5-year-old son

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A mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy in southern California has been shot and killed by a wildlife officer, authorities say.

“She ran out of the house and started punching and striking the mountain lion with her bare hands and got him off her son,” he said.

Once at the house, the officer discovered a mountain lion crouching in the bushes with its “ears back and hissing” at him, Foy said. »