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09/20/2014 07:44 PM
Second apparent leak of hacked celebrity nude pictures: US media

More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, circulated social media SaturdayLos Angeles (AFP) - More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, circulated social media Saturday, in what appeared to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month, US media reported.



09/20/2014 06:52 PM
Secret Service boosts security outside White House

An explosive technician in a bomb suit approaches a vehicle near the entrance to White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Secret Service says a man has been arrested for trying to unlawfully enter the White House, less than 24 hours after a fence-jumper made it all the way into the building. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Secret Service has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, the Secret Service said Saturday, as President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence in the beleaguered agency.



09/20/2014 06:32 PM
Trespasser arrested in second White House incident

A man was arrested at the White House and charged with trespassing SaturdayWashington (AFP) - A man was arrested at the White House and charged with trespassing Saturday, one day after an intruder scaled the fence along its perimeter and gained access to the building.



09/20/2014 06:21 PM
Corgi owners rally around slain dog in Washington
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Washington state dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi.

09/20/2014 06:12 PM
Designers go for the flow at Milan Fashion Week

A model wears a creation for Giorgio Armani women's Spring Summer 2015 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are making a nonbinding treaty with women.



09/20/2014 06:01 PM
Authorities: 5 inmates escape from California jail

This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Roel Soliz, 29. Soliz is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California are on the hunt for five inmates who have escaped a correctional facility.



09/20/2014 06:01 PM
NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe or SACEUR, U.S. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, left , and U.S. Army Commander for International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell attend on NATO Military Committee Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible to determine how many of its troops are operating inside Ukraine.



09/20/2014 05:37 PM
Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

Singer Alicia Keys performs during a memorial service for actress Ruby Dee at The Riverside Church, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and the White House.



09/20/2014 05:26 PM
U2 guitarist gets boost in bid for Malibu mansions

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, U2 guitarist The Edge, whose given name is David Evans, attends the opening night gala screening of 'From The Sky Down' at Roy Thompson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. The California Coastal Commission staff has agreed to allow Evans to build a scaled-down compound in the mountains above Malibu. The staff recommended Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, that the commission approve a smaller development than the one originally envisioned. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The guitarist for U2 finally has an edge in getting his long-planned compound of mansions built in the mountains above Malibu.



09/20/2014 05:24 PM
Jihadists in social network cross-hairs

An image from the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka news on June 9, 2014 allegedly shows Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants on a newly cut road through the Syrian-Iraqi borderSan Francisco (AFP) - Jihadists are in the cross-hairs of US social networks who are battling to enforce policies banning gruesome videos showing beheadings or hateful scenes such as flaunting hostages.



09/20/2014 05:24 PM
More than 1K people search for missing UVa student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago.

09/20/2014 05:22 PM
Yemeni government and Houthi rebels reach agreement, U.N. envoy says

Smoke rises from the headquarters of the Yemeni state television building, which is under attack from Shi'ite Houthi militants, in SanaaBy Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - The Yemeni government and armed Shi'ite Houthi rebels reached an agreement on Saturday to end the worst violence for years in the capital Sanaa, U.N. special envoy Jamal Benomar said. The fighting, which intensified on Thursday after weeks of protests and clashes, appeared to be the biggest challenge yet to a U.N.-backed transition to democracy launched after veteran ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh was forced to step down in 2012. Fighting raged on Saturday on the outskirts of Sanaa, and rebels said they had taken control of the headquarters of state television. ...



09/20/2014 05:05 PM
News Guide: Steyer writes $15M to his super PAC

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, Tom Steyer waves as he walks to the podium to address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Steyer continued to funnel cash from his personal fortune to his pro-environment super PAC, NextGen Climate Action. Steyer in August wrote his federal committee a $15 million check as it ramps up a political operations to help candidates who pledge to back legislation fighting combat climate change. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The political parties, their campaign committees and some of their super PACs faced a Saturday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in August. Highlights from the filings:



09/20/2014 05:03 PM
House campaign committees sitting on $100M in bank
WASHINGTON (AP) — The two party committees tasked with electing House members are sitting on a combined $100 million pile of cash, suggesting voters in the handful of competitive districts will face an onslaught of late political advertising.

09/20/2014 04:56 PM
Ex-Utah teacher to trial on student sex charges

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2014, file photo, Davis High School English teacher Brianne Altice stands before the judge during her first court hearing in Farmington, Utah. Altice accused of having sexual relationships with two of her former students has been ordered to stand trial on additional charges of rape and forcible sodomy. One of the teenage boys offered graphic details during his testimony at a preliminary hearing on Friday, Sept. 19, about how he went from being Altice's English student to allegedly having sex with her in his Farmington home. (AP Photo/Standard-Examiner, Benjamin Zack, File)FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A 35-year-old former Utah high school teacher accused of having sexual relationships with two of her former students has been ordered to stand trial on additional charges of rape and forcible sodomy.



09/20/2014 04:56 PM
AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks to The Associated Press during an interview at the presidential palace in Cairo, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. In the background is a 1930s era carpet depicting a map of Egypt. In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in June, el-Sissi has told AP he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but says military action is not the only answer. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.



09/20/2014 04:48 PM
S. Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting

A family of the Nuer ethnic group seeking medication and food, but who were planning to later return to their village in a Nuer rebel-controlled area, prepare to board a canoe to traverse a flooded area too deep to walk through, as they try to reach a makeshift camp for the displaced situated in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the town of Bentiu, South Sudan Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Seyoum Mesfin, the chairman of the South Sudan mediation process said Saturday there is renewed fighting in South Sudan between government and rebel troops and that it is a purposeful act aimed at derailing the next phase of the peace process. (AP Photo/Matthew Abbott)ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops.



09/20/2014 04:34 PM
AP PHOTOS: Refugees stream into Turkey from Syria

Syrian refugees at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours. (AP Photo)SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Lugging sacks of belongings, hobbling on crutches, carrying children on their hip, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees in Syria have streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, desperately seeking safety after Islamic State militants attacked their villages.



09/20/2014 04:26 PM
Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

FILE - In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, S.D., poses for a photo at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes after his announcement in Spokane, Wash. Cupich will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with knowledge of the selection, who spoke Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.



09/20/2014 04:15 PM
Family of man shot by police invite chief to rally
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a Northern California man who was shot and killed by a police officer is scheduled to hold a rally and memorial, and the police chief has been invited to attend.

09/20/2014 04:12 PM
EU HQ among possible Belgium jihadist targets

Police officers take position as a convoy escorting French citizen Mehdi Nemmouche is set to arrive at the Justice Palace in Brussels, on September 12, 2014BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Commission was among possible targets for jihadist fighters returning from Syria, reports said Saturday, as the Belgian authorities cracked down in an effort to thwart extremist attacks.



09/20/2014 04:12 PM
Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

A Pennsylvania State Trooper prepares to enter a wooded area at the Dunmore Cemetery during the funeral service of Pennsylvania State Trooper Bryon Dickson on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Dunmore, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who has been charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITCANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors.



09/20/2014 04:11 PM
Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.

09/20/2014 04:03 PM
Yemen sets curfew as fighting roils capital

Smokes rises from near the Yemeni Government TV building, background, during clashes between Sunni militiamen and Hawthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Hawthi fighters and militias and army units allied with the Muslim Brotherhood's Islah party battled in Sanaa for a third day Saturday in clashes that have shaken the Yemeni capital, killed over 120 people, and led to thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dragged into the sort of sectarian conflicts that have plagued other nations in the region. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence.



09/20/2014 03:54 PM
Agreement reached between Yemeni government and warring Houthi rebels: U.N. envoy
SANAA (Reuters) - A United Nations envoy to Yemen said on Saturday that the government had reached an agreement to end fighting with the Shi'ite Houthi militia who have brought their northern rebellion into the capital Sanaa. "This agreement shall be a national document that will advance the path of peaceful change, and will lay the foundations for national partnership and for security and stability," the envoy, Jamal Benomar, said in a statement. He said preparations were being made for the signing. (Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari; Writing By Maha El Dahan, Editing by Kevin Liffey)

09/20/2014 03:50 PM
2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas

Taylor Swift performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record.



09/20/2014 03:45 PM
New Zealand PM John Key sweeps to third term victory

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key speaks after winning the general election at the 2014 New Zealand National Party election event at Viaduct Event Center on September 20, 2014New Zealand's conservative Prime Minister John Key swept to a historic election victory on Saturday, securing a third term as voters ignored campaign allegations of dirty tricks and mass spying.



09/20/2014 03:39 PM
Liverpool dealt shock Hammer blow

Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (up) vies with West Ham United's Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho during their English Premier League football match in London on September 20, 2014London (AFP) - Liverpool suffered a surprise 3-1 loss away to West Ham on Saturday as fresh questions were raised about whether they have the defence required to win the Premier League.



09/20/2014 03:36 PM
Afghan presidential rivals set to ink 'unity government' deal

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (C) and Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (R) listen to the national anthem during a ceremony to mark the third anniversary of the assassination of Burhanuddin Rabbani, in Kabul on September 20, 2014Kabul (AFP) - Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates are due to sign a power-sharing agreement Sunday, officials said, forming a potentially rocky coalition that will end a prolonged stand-off over the disputed election result.



09/20/2014 03:26 PM
Syria Kurds flee from IS jihadists into Turkey

Syrian Kurds wait before crossing on September 20, 2014 the border from Syria into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa provinceSuruc (Turkey) (AFP) - Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey on Saturday, fleeing an onslaught by the jihadist Islamic State group that prompted an appeal for international intervention.



09/20/2014 03:24 PM
Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

Syrian refugee children at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours. (AP Photo)BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs.



09/20/2014 03:20 PM
Ukraine ceasefire is 'in name only': NATO
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Fighting in Ukraine is continuing and the truce there is a ceasefire "in name only", NATO's top military commander said on Saturday. "The situation in Ukraine is not good right now," U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove told reporters in Vilnius. "Basically, we have ceasefire in name only." "The number of events, and the number of rounds fired and the artillery used across the past few days match some of the pre-ceasefire levels. The ceasefire is still there in name, but what is happening on the ground is quite a different story. ...

09/20/2014 03:16 PM
About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey from Islamic State advance

Turkish soldier stands guard as Syrian Kurds cross the border fence into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa provinceBy Daren Butler SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - About 60,000 Syrian Kurds fled into Turkey in the space of 24 hours, a deputy prime minister said on Saturday, as Islamic State militants seized dozens of villages close to the border. Turkey opened a stretch of the frontier on Friday after Kurdish civilians fled their homes, fearing an imminent attack on the border town of Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobani. A Kurdish commander on the ground said Islamic State had advanced to within 15 km (9 miles) of the town. ...



09/20/2014 03:12 PM
Yemen authorities declare curfew in parts of capital after rebels claim TV building
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen authorities declare curfew in parts of capital after rebels claim TV building.

09/20/2014 03:06 PM
Weather forces delay to SpaceX mission to space station

Thick clouds and rain over the Florida coast early Saturday forced the California-based SpaceX to postpone the launch of its Dragon cargo carrier to deliver food and supplies to the International Space StationWashington (AFP) - Thick clouds and rain over the Florida coast early Saturday forced the California-based SpaceX to postpone the launch of its Dragon cargo carrier to deliver food and supplies to the International Space Station.



09/20/2014 03:03 PM
Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

Health worker volunteers talk to a resident to distribute bars of soap and information about Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease.



09/20/2014 02:53 PM
NATO says Russian forces 'still inside Ukraine'

Ukrainian troops patrol in armored vehicles in Donetsk region on September 20, 2014Vilnius (AFP) - NATO's top military commander on Saturday said Russian forces were still operating in Ukraine and that a ceasefire was not working, but he expressed hope a new peace plan could bring progress.



09/20/2014 02:48 PM
Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

Wayne Allen Huntsman sits in El Dorado Superior Court for charges related to the King fire in Placerville, Calif., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Huntsman pleaded not guilty to an arson charge. He was being held on $10 million bail after authorities said he started the blaze. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Assessment teams hope to get an idea Saturday of just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California.



09/20/2014 02:35 PM
Nissan USA aims to keep electric battery production

The Nissan Leaf electric car on display on February 2, 2012 at the Washington Auto Show in Washington, DCWashington (AFP) - Japanese automaker Nissan is dismissing speculation that it intends to scale back electric car battery production at its US plant in Tennessee.



09/20/2014 02:35 PM
Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed

Appearing before journalists, Ivan Simonovis, former Caracas police chief, left, kisses his daughter Ivana, center, as his wife Bony smiles, while standing on the balcony of their home in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Simonovis whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela’s opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a 30-year sentence at home. Simonovis had been jailed since 2004 in connection with the death of pro-government protesters who had rushed to the defense of then-President Hugo Chavez during a failed coup attempt two years earlier. In 2009, he was convicted of aggravated murder. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A former Caracas police chief whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela's opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a 30-year sentence at home.



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