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U.S.: Terror group was nearing attack

President Barack Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn the White House, in Washington, before heading to the United Nations. The president said the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)U.S. bombed cell of al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria of whom few have heard.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:50:04 -0400
Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found during lockdown

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, a Nigerian health official wearing a protective suit waits to screen passengers for the Ebola virus at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say theyve learned more about how the potentially lethal virus behaves and how future outbreaks might be stopped. The first cases of Ebola were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)Sierra Leone says 130 confirmed cases of Ebola were found during a three-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the disease. Officials are awaiting tests on about 70 more suspected cases.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:18:57 -0400
Somali pirates release U.S.-German hostage

At their peak in January 2011, Somali pirates held more than 700 hostagesMogadishu (AFP) - Somali pirates on Tuesday freed a German-American journalist and writer, Michael Scott Moore, two and a half years after he was kidnapped in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation, officials said.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:33:59 -0400
Pentagon: Khorasan group nearing attack

Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, Jr., Director of Operations J3, speaks about the operations in Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, during a news conference at the Pentagon. In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. bombed a cell of al Qaida militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the U.S. or Europe, Pentagon officials say. Mayville, the Pentagons operations chief, said that the Khorasan Group was nearing the execution phase of an attack either in Europe or the homeland." (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)U.S. bombed cell of al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria of whom few have heard.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:14:10 -0400
Pa. fugitive appears in documentary as Vietnam War re-enactor

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett speaks of accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein during a news conference at Blooming Grove Municipal Township Building in Blooming Grove Township, Pa., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. At left is Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin and in center is Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens. (AP Photo/Scranton Times-Tribune, Michael J. Mullen)CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) The manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a state police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but the suspect has managed to elude capture despite the efforts of hundreds of law enforcement officials.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:52:10 -0400
India's $75 million spacecraft on course to enter Mars orbit

Indian engineers work on the Mars orbiter spacecraftNEW DELHI (AP) India will soon know if its first interplanetary mission will achieve its goal, when a spacecraft built with homegrown technology for a remarkably low price tag of $75 million begins its final maneuvers into orbit around Mars.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:20:20 -0400
Police take forensic evidence in search for missing UVa. student

Missing UVa StudentCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) In a second search of the home of the man believed to be the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student, officials said they took pieces of clothing, but they would not elaborate on the importance of the items Tuesday.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:40:09 -0400
3 dead in shooting at UPS facility in Ala., say police

Birmingham Police officersBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before committing suicide, police said.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:11:06 -0400
Life sentence in NYC for Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law

Still image taken from an undated video of Suleiman Abu GhaithBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A seemingly unrepentant Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges. A Manhattan federal jury in March found the Kuwaiti-born 48-year-old guilty of conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support for terrorists and providing such support, after a trial that offered a rare glimpse of bin Laden in the hours following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. U.S. ...

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:05:40 -0400
'Suitcase full of fears': Pope calls for global effort on migration crisis

Pope Francis stands next to Albania's President Bujar Nishani upon arrival in TiranaVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Tuesday for countries to join forces to help the rising number of migrants, thousands of whom have died this year on perilous journeys to flee poverty and war. The pontiff's message comes as seaborne migration from North Africa to Europe is at a record high and the United States is seeing a surge in the number of children from Central America attempting to cross its southern border. ...

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:43:56 -0400
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