Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northern Syria has hit 100,000 in less than a week, an official said Sunday.
Security breach prompts more White House security
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents stopped him.
9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities have had no contact with the suspect they describe as a self-taught survivalist despite an intensive search that shut down the heavily wooded community where he lived with his parets.
New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the wihdrawal of foreign troops.
Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.
Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide
WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?
Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis has called on moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held it up as a model for interfaith harmony.
Arab states lag in media war against extremists
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab govenments to stem its appeal.
SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.
Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in accident
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night after a car accident near his home, according to police.
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