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DENVER (AP) — 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.

10/21/2014 6:33:11 PM

FILE - In this June 11, 2012 file photo, Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post, listens during an event sponsored by The Washington Post to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate, at the Watergate office building in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washington Post. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93.


10/21/2014 6:29:33 PM

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Any Iraqi request for more American military advisers or trainers to help the country's security forces fight Islamic State militants would be considered, senior U.S. officials said Tuesday. The issue was discussed in meetings that deputy White House national security adviser Antony Blinken and other U.S. officials had with top Iraqi officials last week on a trip to Baghdad and other parts of the country. The United States has about 1,400 military advisers and diplomatic security personnel in Iraq. ...

10/21/2014 6:27:28 PM

This photo provided by Lori Townsend shows Afrikka Hardy, whose body was found Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 in a bathtub at a Motel 6 in Hammond, Ind. Authorities say Darren Vann, who was taken into custody Saturday, confessed to Hardy's slaying, directed police to six bodies in abandoned homes in nearby Gary, Ind., and hinted at more victims over a 20-year span. (AP Photo/Lori Townsend)Seven women have been found dead this week in northwestern Indiana, one in a motel and six in abandoned houses in Gary.


10/21/2014 6:26:48 PM

This handout photo obtained on 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.


10/21/2014 6:22:39 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama stumped for Democrats in Iowa and Minnesota Tuesday, calling on the young and minority voters who powered her husband's rise to the presidency to help the party avoid a potentially bruising midterm election.

10/21/2014 6:20:45 PM

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost shakes hands with San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy before Game 1 of baseball's World Series Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)It's an absolutely perfect fall night for the Fall Classic as the World Series returns to Kansas City for the first time since 1985.


10/21/2014 6:05:14 PM

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. ...

10/21/2014 6:04:52 PM

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.


10/21/2014 6:03:40 PM

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 ... ...


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