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Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

MILFORD, Pasadena: A suspect who led police on a seven-week manhunt after a fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks appeared gaunt and battered at his arraignment. Eric Frein…

Girls’ jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities’ fear

AURORA: The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about…

Amid murder case, Philippines says US security pact stays

MANILA: A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is “imperfect” but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country’s top…

Viral video documents New York street harassment

A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation’s biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said.…

US economy grows at 3.5% rate in Q3 – Applications for jobless claims edge up

WASHINGTON: The US economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump…

Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13

ROCKFORD, Michigan: A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they’re sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they’re…

Connecticut family sues over school’s Ebola fears

HARTFORD: The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the…

Toronto elects a new mayor, ends Ford era

TORONTO: Toronto’s next mayor will be a straight-laced, button down moderate conservative – almost the polar opposite of current Mayor Rob Ford, whose term was plagued by scandals involving public…

US isolates troops, Australia imposes visa ban on West Africa

WASHINGTON/SYDNEY: The US military has started isolating soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa and Australia became the first rich nation to impose a visa ban on…

Rousseff re-elected by grateful working-class – Newly re-elected Brazil leader faces divided house

SAO PAULO: Despite opposition from nearly half of Brazil’s voters, leftist President Dilma Rousseff won re-election on Sunday and will have another four years to try to revive growth in…

SpaceX returns to Earth loaded with lab results

WASHINGTON: SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday carrying a heavy load of NASA cargo and scientific samples from the International Space Station that experts…

2 die in school shooting after online warnings – US shootings revive debate on gun control

LOS ANGELES: A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before…

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