• Plea accepted in embassy bombings case

    Judge accepts Egyptian lawyer's guilty plea in 1998 blasts of two U.S. embassies.

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  • Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.

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  • Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.

    CDC director: “I have no doubt we’ll stop this disease dead in its tracks in the U.S."

  • Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S

    By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley (Reuters) - A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally. The patient sought treatment six days after arriving in Texas on Sept. 20, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told reporters. He was admitted two days later to an isolation room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. U.S. ...

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  • U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach

    By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House, while details emerged of a separate security lapse involving an armed contractor who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged the agency charged with protecting Obama had failed on Sept. ...

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  • Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot to death

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mayor of Bell Gardens, California, a small Los Angeles suburb, was shot to death by his wife on Tuesday in an apparent domestic dispute, and his spouse has been detained by investigators, according to the county sheriff's department. The shooting stemmed from an afternoon quarrel between the mayor, Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Lavette, 43, that escalated when their 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr., intervened, sheriff's spokeswoman Crystal Hernandez said. ...

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  • Mayor of suburban L.A. city fatally shot; wife in custody

    BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said.

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  • 3 charged in Mexico army killing of 22

    Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday.

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  • Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake disappearing

    The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake in the world, is nearly gone, images released by NASA this week show.

  • U.S. loosens civilian death policy in Syria, Iraq

    Exclusive: New standards in Iraq, Syria follow reports of Idlib missile strike casualties.

  • Police on manhunt for ambush suspect find pipe bombs

    State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt.

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  • Tsarnaev sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat

    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister's latest brush with the law puts a family caught up in the mystery over the 2013 attacks back in the spotlight.

  • Louisville high school placed on lockdown

    One student injured, school evacuated after reports of weapon on campus: police.

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  • 1 student injured, 2nd in custody at N.C. high school

    A shooting at a North Carolina high school early Tuesday left one male student wounded and another in custody, officials say.

  • 25 killed in Baghdad car bomb, mortar attacks

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed in a wave of car bomb and mortar attacks in mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, Iraqi police and medical sources said. It was one of the most violent days the capital has witnessed since U.S.-led forces began bombing Islamic State insurgents in Iraq last month. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks but Islamic State, ultra-radical Sunni Muslim militants who seized swathes of northern Iraq in June, claimed several suicide bombings in the capital earlier this year. ...

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  • Police officer kills man through car door in his driveway

    Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over — an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed.

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  • U.K. launches first airstrikes on IS in Iraq

    British tornado jets destroyed IS heavy weapons post, machine gun-mounted vehicle: report.

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  • No more 'paper or plastic': California becomes 1st state to ban plastic bags

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition ...

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  • Hong Kong protesters won't stop rallies

    Numbers swell for a third night before national holiday expected to put campaign for free elections into overdrive.

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