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Libyan militant pleads not guilty in attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:07

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Captured: The clown that terrorized rural France

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:58

Béthune (France) (AFP) - The party is over for a fake clown who received a six-month suspended jail term Monday for threatening passers-by while in full circus garb, a disturbing trend terrifying towns in northern France.

Smogathon: Beijing Marathon held despite 'hazardous' air quality

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:53

Critics are blasting the decision by officials in China to stage the Beijing Marathon on Sunday despite conditions deemed hazardous by health officials.

Oscar Pistorius to learn his fate on Tuesday

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:32

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Another Baghdad bombing wave: 33 feared dead

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:30

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles the Sunni-led insurgency by the Islamic State group.

As violence continues, Nigerian elders question Boko Haram 'cease-fire'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:16

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's government may have negotiated a supposed ceasefire with only one faction of Boko Haram, an influential regional group has said, as violence continued unabated in the far northeast.

U.S. keeps up airstrike stream against Islamic State

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:24

Six strikes at militants near Syrian border town Kobani, six with coalition in Iraq near Fallujah, Pentagon says.

Supreme Court to decide police access to hotel guest registries

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:23

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether hotel operators have grounds to challenge a Los Angeles city ordinance that allows police to view guest registries, a power that local officials say helps them investigate crimes including prostitution. The City of Los Angeles asked the Supreme Court to intervene after an appeals court said the ordinance violated the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment, which protects against unlawful searches and seizures. ...

Search for mystery submarine deepens

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:06

Stockholm (AFP) - Sweden's navy widened the search on Monday for a suspected foreign submarine as speculation mounted over the origin of the mystery vessel.

Dr. Nancy Snyderman's Ebola credibility issues

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:06

NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor.

Chardon woman, kidnapped by Ariel Castro, learns forgiveness

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:27

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.

Expelled Nazis got millions in U.S. Social Security

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:45

OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

Major cleanup after 'riot,' dozens of arrests at pumpkin festival

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:43

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend on Sunday after violent parties near the city's annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries.

Ebola-stricken nurse's family defends her Ohio trip

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:41

The family of Ebola-infected Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is defending her from critics who say she was careless in traveling to Ohio knowing she might have been potentially exposed to the deadly virus — and traveling back after developing symptoms.

Ebola worries end for dozens on U.S. watch lists

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:41

DALLAS (Reuters) - Weeks of worries about a possible Ebola infection ended for dozens of people on watch lists in the United States on Monday but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said. Forty-three people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease in the United States, were cleared overnight of twice-daily monitoring after 21 days of showing no symptoms, the state health department said, while another 120 were still on watch lists. ...

Bodies of 7 women found in Indiana

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:13

Man confessed to killing one, found strangled at motel; led investigators to least three others.

UN says Nigeria is Ebola-free

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:05

By Camillus Eboh and Angela Ukomadu ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after six weeks with no new cases, an achievement with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus. "This is a spectacular success story," WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz told a news conference in the capital Abuja, where officials broke into applause when he announced that Nigeria had shaken off the disease. ...

New Hampshire town's recovery from violent pumpkin festival

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:03

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Officials in Keene have scheduled a news conference following violent parties near the New Hampshire city's annual pumpkin festival that led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries over the weekend.

Major Ebola update in Nigeria

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 03:25

ABUJA (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus. "Nigeria is now free of Ebola," WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz told a news conference in the capital Abuja, prompting a round of applause from other officials. "This is a spectacular success story ... It shows that Ebola can be contained but we must be clear that we have only won a battle, the war will only end when West Africa is also declared free of Ebola. ...

Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber due in court Monday

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 03:13

By Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors and attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber are scheduled to meet in court on Monday to discuss defense requests to throw out evidence and other plans for his trial due to start in January.Prosecutors contend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, killed three people and injured more than 260 with a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the crowded finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. ...