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NEW YORK - A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America, but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday.
A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince opened fire inside a high school cafeteria Friday near Seattle, killing one student and injuring at least four others before taking his own life, officials said.
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas nurse who has recovered from Ebola must wait to see her King Charles spaniel, Bentley.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) - Fighters from the Islamic State group launched Saturday a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani after shelling the area from their positions nearby, activists and a Kurdish official said.
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah National Guard members could face career-ending penalties for allowing a risque video featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks to be partially filmed at a military training camp, the agency's top commander told state lawmakers Thursday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation.
WASHINGTON - The dangers confronting health-care workers who treat Ebola patients took center stage Friday in the nation's capital and in America's largest city.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - President Dilma Rousseff is counting on Brazilians' gratefulness for a decade of progress to overcome concerns about a sluggish economy as the leftist leader seeks re-election on Sunday after a bitter, unpredictable campaign.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Players on opposing teams formed a circle at center ice as hockey made a stirring return to Ottawa on Saturday night.
SARNIA, Ontario (AP) - The mayor of Sarnia says five people have been sent to the hospital after an explosion at an industrial plant in the southwestern Ontario city.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of Parliament Hill on Saturday just three days after a gunman shot and killed a soldier at the national war memorial and then stormed Parliament before he was gunned down.
LONDON (AP) - Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) - At least 26 people, most of them children, died when a crowded boat capsized in Zambia while on the way to a national celebration, police said Saturday.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship.
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese troops battled Islamic militants in the northern city of Tripoli for a second day Saturday, with five people killed and more than a dozen wounded in the clashes, the Lebanese army and state media said.
JERUSALEM (AP) - A top Israeli minister says there is a "crisis" in in the country's relations with the United States that must be fixed.
SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazilian police say they arrested a nanny employed by Venezuela's former foreign minister as she tried to enter the country with a loaded .38 caliber revolver inside a briefcase.
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) - Mozambique's opposition parties say they reject the victory of the ruling Frelimo party, alleging voter fraud in the southeastern African nation's elections.
ROME (AP) - A Roman villa's wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator's family, is opening its anti-gas steel doors to tourists.
LONDON (AP) - Musician Jack Bruce, bassist from the 1960s band Cream, has died at age 71.
TULALIP, Wash. (AP) - A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.
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