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What appears to be a United States Air Force passenger jet, right, is parked on the tarmac of Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Fowle was on his was home Tuesday after negotiators left Pyongyang.  She said the U.S. is still trying to free Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae.  (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

N. Korea frees US man; two more still detained

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held. There was no immediate explanation for the release of Jeffrey Fowle, who was quickly whisked to the …

Canada sees terrorist ideology in car attack

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec — A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, authorities said Tuesday. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said the attack Monday …

FBI: Denver girls left US, may have tried to join jihadis

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DENVER — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents’ money and flying to Germany, authorities said Tuesday. The girls — two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend — were reported missing after they skipped school Friday, but the families had no indication of where they might …

US airdrops arms to Syrian Kurds

Sunday, October 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in and …

Russian cargo ship towed from Canadian coast

Sunday, October 19, 2014

PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia — A large tug boat was pulling a disabled Russian cargo ship along British Columbia’s coast, ending fears that the vessel carrying hundreds of tons of fuel would drift ashore, hit rocks and spill. …

US Marine suspected in Philippine killing

Sunday, October 19, 2014

OLONGAPO, Philippines — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits …

Nepal closes trekking route with storm’s death toll at 38

Sunday, October 19, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal — Nepalese officials closed a section of a popular Himalayan trekking route Sunday after rescuers, overwhelmed with last week’s snowstorms that killed at least 38 people, had to save new hikers who set out after the …

UN: Iraq has executed 60 this year

Sunday, October 19, 2014

BAGHDAD — Iraqi authorities have executed at least 60 people so far in 2014, a United Nations report said Sunday, expressing concern that “irreversible miscarriages of justice” were taking place in some death penalty cases. Nickolay Mladenov, the U.N. special envoy to Iraq, urged the Iraqi government to …

Cyanide homicide trial likely battle of experts

Sunday, October 19, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Nobody had any reason to question why a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher bought more than a half-pound of cyanide with his school-issued credit card, until his neurologist wife suddenly fell ill and died a few …

Remains found Saturday may be those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham

Saturday, October 18, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Police searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are …

No deaths as Hurricane Gonzalo crosses Bermuda, taking down trees and knocking out power

Saturday, October 18, 2014

HAMILTON, Bermuda — Hurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermuda’s main hospital during an hours-long battering, but the tiny, wealthy British territory suffered no deaths. The storm’s center crossed over Bermuda Friday night and Gonzalo …

Hurricane Gonzalo slams into Bermuda

Friday, October 17, 2014

HAMILTON, Bermuda — The leading edge of Hurricane Gonzalo moved onto this British territory Friday night, pounding Bermudans with fierce wind and heavy surf as a powerful Category 2 storm that could raise coastal seas as much as …

Iraq imposes curfew in Ramadi, fearing advance by ISIS militants

Friday, October 17, 2014

BAGHDAD — Iraq imposed a curfew in the western city of Ramadi on Friday amid fears that the Islamic State group was looking to advance on the strategically important city as attacks in Baghdad killed 28 people, officials said. The curfew, which began before dawn, is part of …