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Nigerian schoolgirl freed by rebels comes home

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:45

The first of Nigeria's kidnapped "Chibok girls" to make it home after being released by her Islamic extremist captors spent a tortured night, tossing and turning and screaming "They will kill me! They will kill me!"

Modern airpower vs. tribal warriors

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:59

Few matchups seem as asymmetric as the fight between the U.S. and Islamic State.

Suspect in trooper shooting tracked to old Poconos resort

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:35

Police say Eric Frein killed one officer, wounded second at Pa. state police barracks.

Air traffic center fire grounds flights in Chicago, snarls traffic

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:19

By Mary Wisniewski and Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) - An intentionally set fire at a Chicago-area air traffic control center led to the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights at the city's two major airports, snarling air traffic across the nation. The blaze at the facility in Aurora, outside of Chicago, apparently was set by a man who suffered self-inflicted wounds, Aurora police said. There were no indications that it was an act of terrorism and the blaze was extinguished, it said. ...

Europe's space agency plans Nov. comet landing

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:10

The ESA wants to be the first to land a spacecraft on a comet, and set Nov. 12 as the date.

Okla. woman beheaded by co-worker at food distribution center

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:56

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Police said Friday a man recently fired from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by the owner of the company.

Lawsuit hangs over India leader's 1st US visit

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:51

Federal court in NYC summons Indian PM Narendra Modi to respond to human rights abuse allegations.

The real 'Mystic Pizza' restaurant really ripped off workers, state says

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:45

By Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - The Connecticut restaurant that was the setting of the 1988 movie "Mystic Pizza," which helped launched Julia Roberts' career, has been cited by state labor authorities who found it owed employees $105,000 in back pay and unpaid overtime. Located in the touristy port town of Mystic, the restaurant which has long capitalized on its role in the film about the lives of three waitresses was also ordered to pay $23,000 in civil penalties for the wage-law violations. ...

U.S. Attorney General Holder to step down, successor faces array of challenges

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:28

By Julia Edwards and David Ingram WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eric Holder said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general, setting up a potentially bruising Senate fight to confirm a successor who can tackle a long list of pending challenges at the Justice Department. Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed. His nearly six-year term, marked by civil rights advances and frequent fights with Congress, made him one of the nation's longest serving attorneys ...

U.S. says diseases like Ebola should be viewed as security threats

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:21

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration urged the international community Friday to view outbreaks of Ebola, MERS and other deadly diseases as global security threats that require broad and rapid responses to protect the safety of populations and economies. Top U.S. ...

Somali pirates kill each other over US journalist's ransom

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:18

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Three Somali pirates were killed in a fight over the ransom paid to free the German-American journalist who was released this week after two years and eight months of captivity, a police official said Friday.

Homeless man helped solve loud music killing case

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — According to testimony, a homeless man living in his truck helped police solve the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white man during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.

N. Koreans in Pyongyang suddenly get fashion-conscious

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:43

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — High heels, with sequins. Brightly colored, tight-fitting dresses. Hairstyles and makeup that are almost like what you would expect on streets of Beijing or Seoul.

Why China stays on sidelines in Islamic State fight

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:19

Among the reasons: Beijing isn't certain of U.S. intentions, and it doesn't have the military mobility.

Airstrikes generate new Syrian IS recruits

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:07

More than 200 fighters said joining jihadi cause in northern Aleppo.

Chicago air traffic control site fire snarls flights nationwide

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:56

(Reuters) - All flights into and out of Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports were grounded early on Friday due to a fire at an air traffic control facility, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Employees at the facility in Aurora, Illinois, were evacuated and a fire department was on the scene, the FAA said. More than 300 flights into and out of the two airports had been canceled by 7:30 a.m. CT (1230 GMT) on Friday, according to the tracking website ...

US-led strikes hit IS oil sites for 2nd day

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:18

The U.S.-led coalition again targets oil installations in eastern Syria, activists said.

Traffic control site fire halts flights in, out of Chicago

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:17

CHICAGO (AP) — A fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility Friday halted to all flights in and out of the city's two airports.

Tracking would-be global jihadists

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:47

Interpol chief says database of foreign fighters trying to join extremist cause has mushroomed in size to 33 countries.

Police, protesters scuffle after Ferguson apology

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:24

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters clashed briefly in Ferguson just hours after the St. Louis suburb's police chief issued an apology to the family of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer last month.