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  • New jihad appeal makes policing even harder

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — The Islamic State group's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security concerns in nations targeting the militant organization. The appeal made public Monday makes intelligence tracking of potential suspects...

  • US: Syria failed to confront Islamic State havens

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. has told the U.N. secretary-general that airstrikes against Islamic State group strongholds in Syria have begun because Syria's leaders have failed to stand up to the threat. "The Syrian regime has shown that it cannot and will not confront these safe...

  • Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants

    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It's just one sign of the difficulties in trying...

  • EU increases Syria refugee aid by $280 million

    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is increasing its aid to those affected by the civil war in Syria by 215 million euros ($280 million). The EU Commission said Tuesday the new funding includes 50 million euros for humanitarian aid and 165 million euros to support long-term...

  • Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was odd but not a threat

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Eric Frein obsessively collected military memorabilia, dismissed his fellow war re-enactors as dilettantes, and took his hobby so seriously that he spoke French during a simulated Vietnam War-era interrogation, according to a filmmaker who interviewed the man now suspected of ambushing...

  • Venue change denied for marathon suspect's friend

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Tuesday denied a motion to move next week's trial for a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Robel Phillipos, 21, of Cambridge, is charged with lying to authorities investigating the bombing. Prosecutors say he was in Tsarnaev's...

  • 4th immigrant holding facility to open in Texas

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    DILLEY, Texas (AP) — Federal officials have announced U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will open a fourth center to house families apprehended while crossing the Southwest border into the U.S. Authorities said Tuesday that ICE will operate the residential facility when it...

  • Manpower added to fight wildfire as winds expected

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly 2,000 firefighters were added Tuesday to battle a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes in anticipation of erratic winds and hotter temperatures that could undo their progress. Almost 7,400 firefighters are on the scene as...

  • NYC officials denounce anti-Islam transit ads

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elected officials and faith leaders are denouncing anti-Islamic ads soon to appear on New York City transit buses and subway stations. Six different ads will appear next week on 100 buses. Some depict American journalist James Foley just before his beheading. A group...

  • Judge will make Detroit water decision Monday

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy says he'll make a decision next Monday on a request to stop water shutoffs until spring. Judge Steven Rhodes heard testimony from city officials Tuesday, a day after poor residents told him about the hardship of losing water...

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