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GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police say an Indiana man has now definitively confessed to killing seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in northwestern Indiana.

Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, right, makes a point during a debate against his challenger, Democrat Paul Davis, left, that was sponsored by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. The race between Brownback and Davis remains close in what has become a referendum on Brownback's tax policies. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback assailed Democratic challenger Paul Davis Tuesday as a liberal who would appoint Kansas Supreme Court justices overly sympathetic to violent criminals, and Davis accused the Republican incumbent of trying to exploit a high-profile Wichita murder case to boost his re-election chances.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is calling on the young and minority voters who powered her husband's rise to president to help re-elect Democrats in Minnesota.
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:13:45 -0400

Liberian health workers are seen at the MSF Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, on October 18, 2014Washington (AFP) - A US photojournalist who was infected with Ebola in Liberia is now free of the deadly virus and will go home on Wednesday, the Nebraska hospital treating him said.


British Prime Minister Cameron speaks during a news conference in KabulLONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron will announce plans on Wednesday to tighten the law to help stop charities being used as a front to raise funds for terrorist groups. Several individuals convicted of terrorism offences in Britain had raised funds in public, purportedly for charitable purposes, the majority of which the charities never received, the government said. Three British Islamists jailed last year for planning mass suicide attacks had tried to fund their plot by posing as street collectors for the Muslim Aid charity organisation, raising 12,000 pounds. ...


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims.
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:07:38 -0400

A car is overturned in the ditch in a cordoned off area in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec on Monday Oct. 20, 2014. One of two soldiers hit by a car died of his injuries early Tuesday, according to Quebec provincial police. Provincial police say the man sped off in his car after hitting the two soldiers in the parking lot of a shopping mall, starting a chase that ended with the man losing control and his car rolling over several times. The driver died from police gunfire. The second soldier's injuries are described as less serious. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Pascal Marchand)SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) — 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.


Protestor Hulbert of Annapolis holds a sign reading "Stop the Flights" as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in WashingtonBy Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. The restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and were set to go into effect on Wednesday. The precautions stop well short of the travel ban sought by some U.S. ...


Kansas City Royals Yordano Ventura, left, translates for Jeremy Guthrie during a press conference before Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The starting pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series are a study in contrasts.


This Sept. 14, 2014 file photo shows actress Daniele Watts, left, and Brian Lucas speaking during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Watts, who suggested she was detained by Los Angeles police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, Lucas, has been charged with lewd conduct. Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," and Lucas each were charged Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, with misdemeanor counts that carry potential six-month jail terms. (AP Photo/KABC-TV, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, was charged Tuesday with lewd conduct.


UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The campaign of Islamic State militants against Iraq's Yazidi minority may be attempted genocide, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday. "Facts are indicating that actions against Yazidis may amount to attempted genocide," he told a small group of reporters at the United Nations after returning from a recent visit to Iraq. ...
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:46:16 -0400

Jodi Arias sits in the Maricopa County Superior Court room of Judge Sherry Stephens in Phoenix, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, as the opening statements in her penalty phase retrial begins. The 34-year-old Arias was convicted of murder last year, but the first jury was deadlocked on whether to give her the death penalty or life in prison. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — A prosecutor at the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias showed jurors two photos Tuesday of her ex-boyfriend and victim Travis Alexander.


  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0400

This video grab taken from a close circuit broadcast shows reporter Nguyen Van Hai (R), speaking next to his colleague during their trial at the Hanoi People's Court on October 15, 2008Vietnam has freed a leading dissident whose case was raised by US President Barack Obama, and he was due to arrive late Tuesday in the United States, an American official said.


DENVER (AP) — The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three teenage girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician's bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal.     Kerry said in a statement that Hart, 77, who in recent years gained a name as a national security expert and author, would play a "direct, on-the-ground diplomatic role. ...
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:34:09 -0400

FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, center, and correspondent Peter Greste, right, appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo, Egypt. Adel Fahmy, the brother of Mohammed Fahmy, said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, that a Cairo court has set the appeals hearing for three staffers of the Qatar-based broadcaster convicted in Egypt. The scheduled court date is Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy, El Shorouk, File) EGYPT OUTCAIRO (AP) — A Cairo court has set an appeals hearing for three Al-Jazeera English journalists convicted of terrorism-related charges last June amid widespread international condemnation.


An armored British prison van allegedly transporting suspected British terrorist Haroon Rashid Aswat for an extradition hearing enters London's Bow Street magistrate's court on October 6, 2005New York (AFP) - A mentally ill British man accused of supporting Al-Qaeda and conspiring to set up a terror training camp in the United States pleaded not guilty in a New York courtroom Tuesday.


This handout photo obtained June 10, 2014 courtesy of The City of Moraine, Ohio shows Jeffrey Fowle, the US tourist who was released in North Korea on October 21, 2014Washington (AFP) - North Korea has freed one of three Americans detained in the isolated country, and in a surprise move allowed a Pentagon plane to land in Pyongyang on Tuesday to fly him home.


Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon takes questions during a news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at St. Louis Community College's Florissant Valley campus in Ferguson, Mo. An independent commission will be created to study issues that have surfaced since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson Nixon said. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — An independent commission will be created to study issues that have surfaced since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday.


IRVING, Texas (AP) — Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL's first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game.
By Aruna Viswanatha and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Voice of America reported earlier this week that one of the girls told German authorities they were en route to Turkey, which has been considered a principal transit route for foreigners looking to fight with Islamic militants in Syria. U.S. officials declined to say if they suspected a link between the girls and militants in the region. ...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, Oct. 20, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.


  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:11:41 -0400

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2008, file photo, designer Oscar de la Renta is applauded after the presentation of his fall 2008 collection during Fashion Week in New York. The designer, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in the Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamour and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear.


In this photo taken Oct. 20, 2014, President Barack Obama votes next to Aia Cooper at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago. As Cooper was voting next to Obama her boyfriend, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise: "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend." Obama, laughing, replied: "There's an example of a brother just embarrassing me for no reason." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine.


File photo of Taliban fighters posing with weapons in an undisclosed location in AfghanistanBy Jessica Donati and Feroz Sultani KUNDUZ CITY Afghanistan (Reuters) - Sardar, a 23-year-old working in his brother's barber shop in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, said local officials had asked for bribes to resolve a long-running family dispute over land. When the backhanders failed to have their desired effect, he turned to the Taliban, the austere Islamist movement that has been fighting foreign forces since it was ousted from power 13 years ago. "They came to our home in Chahar Darah and took two days to solve the problem," he said. The case of Sardar and others like him may prove sobering reading for U.S., NATO and Afghan governments who spent billions of dollars, and thousands of lives, to overcome the Taliban insurgency and turn a war-torn nation into a peaceful democracy before foreign combat troops leave at the end of the year.


By Joseph Ax and Stephen Addison NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - A mentally ill Briton pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to U.S. terrorism charges that he conspired with notorious London imam Abu Hamza al-Masri to set up a jihadist training camp in Oregon in 1999. Haroon Aswat, 40, was arraigned in federal court in New York on four counts, including conspiracy to provide support to al Qaeda and providing such support, after his extradition from Britain earlier in the day. ...

A protester holds her nurse identification card during a demonstration in support of Spanish nurse Teresa Romero infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Madrid on October 11, 2014Madrid (AFP) - A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa has been cured of the deadly virus, doctors confirmed Tuesday, easing fears of it spreading in Europe.


Ed Graf, center, looks at Don Youngblood, right, as defense attorney Michelle Tuegel, left, looks on after pleading guilty to the murder of his two sons during his retrial, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Jerry Larson)DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man admitted Tuesday to setting a backyard fire that killed his two young stepsons a quarter-century ago, bringing a surprising end to a long fight over whether faulty fire science had wrongfully imprisoned him.


Lake County Sheriff's Department photo of Darren VannBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Indiana police used a dog trained to hunt for cadavers to search more than 90 vacant houses in the city of Gary on Tuesday, following the discovery of the bodies of six women who may have been victims of a serial killer. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, a convicted sex offender, was charged in Lake County on Monday with murder and will make his first court appearance on Wednesday. ...


Jeffrey Fowle is shown in this City of Moraine handout photoBy Roberta Rampton and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White house said on Tuesday. Spokesman Josh Earnest said the United States welcomed the move, but pressed Pyongyang to free the two remaining Americans. "While this is a positive decision ... ...


  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:57:17 -0400

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows designer Oscar de la Renta, right, and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)NEW YORK (AP) — Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say.


Mayer Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in DavosBy Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc reported a modest increase in revenue during the third quarter, exceeding lackluster Wall Street targets, as the Internet company's online display advertising business continued to struggle. Shares of Yahoo rose 1.1 percent to $40.61 in extended trading on Tuesday. “This is a continuation of what we’ve seen for most of the last two years," said Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser, citing the ongoing weakness in the display advertising business. Yahoo's revenue, excluding fees shared with partner websites, was $1. ...


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A high school football coach was fired because of postgame victory celebrations the district superintendent said involved players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds.

The new Embraer KC-390 aircraft is seen at a roll-out ceremony at Embraer's production facilities in Gaviao Peixoto, Brazil, on October 21, 2014Gavião Peixoto (Brazil) (AFP) - Brazilian planemaker Embraer unveiled its new KC-390 military transport Tuesday as the country expands its foray into the global security and defense air transport market.


This photo taken from a video provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds a package containing the "temple garment", a white, two-piece cotton clothing worn by church members. The Mormon church is peeling back the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by it's devout members with a new video that explains the practice in depth. (AP Photo/The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God.


FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2001, file photo, then-President Bill Clinton, left, and daughter Chelsea hold a Bible during a mock swearing-in for freshman Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. by Vice President Al Gore in Washington. For America's first ladies, Oscar de la Renta was more than just a skilled artist who helped give them a dose of confidence whenever they slipped into his dresses, beaded gowns and pantsuits. He was also a friend to some of them. From the teal pantsuit Clinton wore when she was sworn in as a U.S. senator to a red gown for Nancy Reagan to a gray suit still hanging in Laura Bush's closet, de la Renta endeared himself to some of the most scrutinized women in the world. (AP Photo/Hillery Smith Garrison, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — For America's first ladies, Oscar de la Renta was more than just a skilled artist who helped give them a dose of confidence whenever they slipped into his dresses, beaded gowns and pantsuits. He was also a friend to some of them.


  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:36:27 -0400

FBI agents prepare to patrol the woods on Lower Swiftwater Road on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, during a massive manhunt for killer Eric Frein in Swiftwater, Pa. (AP Photo / The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) — With two possible sightings in four days, a man charged in the deadly ambush of a state police barracks appears to have moved out of the deep woods and into a more heavily trafficked area of the Pocono Mountains.


Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a rally at the Coldwater Machine Company, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Coldwater, Ohio. Polls suggest he has a big lead over his Democratic challenger, county executive Ed Fitzgerald. Kasich's strength and his position as the top elected official in one of the nation's most important swing states, is fueling renewed speculation that he may join the crowded 2016 Republican presidential field. He's not ruling anything out.(AP Photo/Al Behrman)COLDWATER, Ohio (AP) — John Kasich is waiting for his second cup of chili.


SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian teenage runaway has reportedly appeared in an Islamic State propaganda video, warning that the movement won't stop fighting until the extremists' notorious black flag is flying above every nation.

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