• Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts

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    PARIS (AP) — The profile of "Jihadi John," the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in France and Denmark. That comes as no...

  • Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone

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    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from his phone. Evidence presented to the...

  • Ex-school worker pleads guilty to obstruction in rape case

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    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio say the remaining charges related to the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players have been resolved with a guilty plea by a former school employee. The Steubenville (STOO'-behn-vihl) school district's former...

  • Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

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    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches. And he did it while championing human rights...

  • Greek prime minister rules out third bailout

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    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new radical left government has no intention of seeking another bailout deal from international creditors and will spend coming months trying to ease the terms of its current commitments, the financially struggling country's prime minister said Friday....

  • Santorum wants US ground troops to fight Islamic State group

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    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who is considering another presidential run, called for putting 10,000 U.S. troops on the ground to fight the growth of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. Speaking at the annual Conservative...

  • Woman who stole, euthanized dog of man with cancer gets jail

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    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who stole her cancer-stricken neighbor's dog and paid to have it euthanized was sentenced Friday to three to six months in jail. Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani ordered sheriff's deputies to handcuff 58-year-old Gisele Paris and immediately take her to...

  • Syria expels 3 key UN humanitarian staffers

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    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Syrian government has expelled three key U.N. humanitarian staffers, a decision the U.N. says could have "a major impact" on critical aid operations and harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city. The expulsions come as the...

  • Mexico to replace embattled attorney general

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    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's embattled attorney general, Jesus Murillo Karam, is leaving the post to take a new cabinet-level job as head of urban and rural development. The outgoing attorney general has weathered scathing criticism over his handling of the Sept. 26 disappearance of 43...

  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger

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    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S....

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