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6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

bigstory.ap.org — MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A member of the Somali group al-Shabab says its leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike but the spokesman would not say if the leader was among the six militants who were killed.
Sep 02, 2014

US airstrikes in #Somalia kills 6 #AlShabaab militants blamed for attack that killed dozens in #Kenya last year bigstory.ap.org/article/us-mil…

Sep 02, 2014

AP: Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike bigstory.ap.org/article/us-mil…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Al-Shabab spokesman says Somali group's leader was in vehicles hit in US airstrike; Not clear if he was killed: apne.ws/1qXf0sS

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Al-Shabab spokesman says Somali group's leader was in vehicles hit in US airstrike; Not clear if he was killed: apne.ws/1qXf0sS

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Al-Shabab spokesman says Somali group's leader was in vehicles hit in US airstrike; Not clear if he was killed: apne.ws/1qXf0sS

Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault in DC, sentenced to time served: apne.ws/Z5DJEP

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault in DC, sentenced to time served: apne.ws/Z5DJEP

More than 30 teens escape from detention center

bigstory.ap.org — NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought. Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson says 32 teens - ages 14 to 19 - escaped around 11 p.m.
Sep 02, 2014

More than 30 teens escape from Nashville, Tennessee detention center. 17 still on the run. bigstory.ap.org/article/more-3…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Spokesman says 32 teens from Nashville detention center escape by crawling through weak spot under fence: apne.ws/1lFLewu

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Spokesman says 32 teens from Nashville detention center escape by crawling through weak spot under fence: apne.ws/1lFLewu

Sep 02, 2014

32 teens from Nashville detention center escape by crawling under a fence: apne.ws/1lFLewu #breakingnews #amcrew

Surrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies

bigstory.ap.org — BANGKOK (AP) - When the young Thai woman saw an online ad seeking surrogate mothers, it seemed like a life-altering deal: $10,000 to help a foreign couple that wanted a child but couldn't conceive. Wassana, a lifetime resident of the slums, viewed it as a nine-month solution to her family's debt.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @anthonyted: @AP Asia’s story of the day for sure: @jgecker and @8td on the odd tale of the man who wanted 16 babies and more. bit.ly/1w28ghB

Sep 02, 2014

RT @anthonyted: @AP Asia’s story of the day for sure: @jgecker and @8td on the odd tale of the man who wanted 16 babies and more. bit.ly/1w28ghB

Sep 02, 2014

@AP Asia’s story of the day for sure: @jgecker and @8td on the odd tale of the man who wanted 16 babies and more. bit.ly/1w28ghB

Sep 02, 2014

An AP Story I contributed to: Surrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies bigstory.ap.org/article/surrog…

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hosted.ap.org — MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday. The spokesman would not say whether al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was among the six militants killed.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @t_mcconnell: Shabaab spokesman says group's leader Ahmed Godane was in convoy targeted by US missiles apne.ws/1plmRz5 by @Abdi_Guled

Sep 02, 2014

Shabaab spokesman says group's leader Ahmed Godane was in convoy targeted by US missiles apne.ws/1plmRz5 by @Abdi_Guled

Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell

bigstory.ap.org — RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia says it has arrested 88 men who are suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom. The announcement Tuesday comes amid the advance of the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria, which has prompted Saudi Arabia to take harsher measures against sympathizers who could threaten the kingdom's stability.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 men suspected of being in al-Qaida cell plotting attacks: apne.ws/1A1Biyn

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 men suspected of being in al-Qaida cell plotting attacks: apne.ws/1A1Biyn

Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

bigstory.ap.org — LIMA, Peru (AP) - The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points. Their latest stunt may be their most consequential.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @fbajak: AP: Hacktivism well alive in South America as @LulzSecPeru rattles Peru govt with email leak bit.ly/1w1PS8A pic.twitter.com/BCW3SXEQaI

Sep 02, 2014

AP: Hacktivism well alive in South America as @LulzSecPeru rattles Peru govt with email leak bit.ly/1w1PS8A pic.twitter.com/BCW3SXEQaI

Sep 02, 2014

AP: @LulzSecPeru hacktivists cap 2+ years of South American mischief, rattling Peru govt with email leak - bit.ly/1w1PS8A

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hosted.ap.org — WALDO, Fla. (AP) -- The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @craigtimes: After cops in #Florida's most notorious speed trap go public about illegal ticket quotas, 2 chiefs are suspended hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Sep 02, 2014

After cops in #Florida's most notorious speed trap go public about illegal ticket quotas, 2 chiefs are suspended hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

bigstory.ap.org — BAGHDAD (AP) - An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes. In a new report, Amnesty International said militants have abducted "hundreds, if not thousands" of women and children who belong to the ancient Yazidi faith.
Sep 02, 2014

@AP: International rights group accuses Islamic State militants of "ethnic cleansing" in Iraq: apne.ws/1sWADeX

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: International rights group accuses Islamic State militants of "ethnic cleansing" in Iraq: apne.ws/1sWADeX

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hosted.ap.org — BAGHDAD (AP) -- An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes. In a new report, Amnesty International said militants have abducted "hundreds, if not thousands" of women and children who belong to the ancient Yazidi faith.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @TamerFakahany: Amnesty accuses Islamic State militants of war crimes in Iraq: mass killings, abductions & expulsions. http://t.co/k5k6…

Sep 02, 2014

Amnesty accuses Islamic State militants of war crimes in Iraq: mass killings, abductions & expulsions. hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Poll says Palestinian support for Hamas rises

bigstory.ap.org — JERUSALEM (AP) - A Palestinian opinion poll suggests Hamas' popularity in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has risen dramatically following its war against Israel. The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research poll indicates 61 percent of Palestinians would choose the Islamic militant group's leader, Ismail Haniyeh, for president if elections were held today.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @hany2m: AP: Poll says Palestinian support for #Hamas rises dramatically following its war against Israel - bigstory.ap.org/article/poll-s…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @hany2m: AP: Poll says Palestinian support for #Hamas rises dramatically following its war against Israel - bigstory.ap.org/article/poll-s…

Jury to begin deliberations in ex-governor trial

bigstory.ap.org — RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal jury will hear instructions from a judge before beginning deliberations in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. U.S. District Judge James Spencer is to read his instructions to the seven-man, five-woman jury Tuesday morning.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Deliberations to begin in public corruption trial of former Virginia governor and his wife: apne.ws/1ClsBmq

Sep 02, 2014

Deliberations to begin in public corruption trial of former Virginia governor and his wife: apne.ws/1ClsBmq via @AP

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

bigstory.ap.org — YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief. May Myat Noe - the country's first winner of an international beauty contest - lashed back at her accusers at a tightly packed news conference.

Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.
Sep 02, 2014

So what do we know about #marijuana and driving? @AP transportation writer @AP_Joan_Lowy reviews the evidence: bigstory.ap.org/article/mariju…

Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault in DC, sentenced to time served

bigstory.ap.org — You are here Home " Chris Brown " Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault in DC, sentenced to time served WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault in DC, sentenced to time served.
Sep 02, 2014

Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault in DC, sentenced to time served bigstory.ap.org/article/singer…

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