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Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

Friday, 10:18 PM

FILE - Turkey's new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announces his cabinet ministers in Ankara, Turkey, in this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo. Davutoglu says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed. Davutoglu said the group was released early on Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 and had arrived in Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 Turkish hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.


Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead

Friday, 10:09 PM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say a storm that brought torrential monsoon rains which flooded much of the Philippine capital has gained strength and battered the country's northern most provinces with heavy downpours and strong winds.

Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

Friday, 10:24 PM

A U.S. Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle hurries people to evacuate the White House complex over a security alert moments after President Barack Obama and his family left for the presidential retreat, Camp David, in MarylandWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says a man who jumped over the White House fence made it just past the front doors before being apprehended.


49 Turks kidnapped by IS militants freed: PM

Friday, 9:56 PM

Istanbul (AFP) - Dozens of Turkish nationals held hostage by Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq for more than three months have been released, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday.


Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods

Friday, 10:09 PM

A video display at a convenience store shows a wanted poster of Eric Frein, a 31-year-old from Canadensis, Pa., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Philadelphia. Frein is charged with killing Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in a late-night ambush Sept. 12 outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are hunkering down in the overnight darkness of the wooded northeast Pennsylvania neighborhood where a man suspected of the fatal ambush of a state police trooper lived with his parents.


U.S. Secret Service investigates after man jumps White House fence, reaches doors

Friday, 9:59 PM

A U.S. Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle hurries people to evacuate the White House complex over a security alert moments after President Barack Obama and his family left for the presidential retreat, Camp David, in MarylandBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the weekend. Omar J. Gonzales, a 42-year-old white male from Texas, made it onto the grounds at 7:20 EDT, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said. Gonzales ignored commands to stop and was ultimately caught, unarmed, just inside the North Portico doors of the White House, one of the building's main entrances. ...


As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there

Friday, 9:54 PM

US Treasury Secretary Lew stands with his Australian counterpart Hockey during a media conference at the start of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in the northern Australian city of CairnsBy Lincoln Feast and Gernot Heller CAIRNS Australia (Reuters) - As the Group of 20 leading economies meet to change no less than the "destiny" of the global economy, members remain divided on how to get there with Germany pushing back at U.S. calls for more government stimulus. Opening the meeting of finance ministers and central bankers, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey outlined an ambitious agenda of boosting world growth, fireproofing the global banking system and closing tax loopholes for giant multi-nationals. ...


The KICK App will help you talk like a Football Expert

Friday, 9:00 PM

The KICK App will help you talk like a Football ExpertThe beautiful game has long enjoyed a loyal fan base across the clubs of Europe. From Manchester to Milan, fans live through the highs and lows of their beloved team. Now, a recent study commissioned …


Hundreds of babies possibly exposed to TB at Texas Hospital

Friday, 10:11 PM

(Reuters) - More than 700 newborns and 40 employees of a Texas hospital may have been exposed to a worker who had an active case of the sometimes-deadly tuberculosis, health officials said on Friday. The employee, working in a nursery at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, interacted with patients for months before later being diagnosed with the disease, the El Paso Department of Public Health said. A total of 706 babies and 43 employees were possibly exposed to the infected worker between September 2013 and August 2014, the health department said. ...

Poisoned Texas doctor says lover gave him 'sweet tasting' coffee

Friday, 7:25 PM

By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas doctor, who prosecutors said was poisoned by an obsessed colleague and lover, testified on Friday in her criminal trial that the woman served him a sweet cup of coffee one morning even though he preferred his black. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, a charge that covers domestic violence in dating relationships, for allegedly spiking Dr. George Blumenschein's coffee in January 2013. "It was very, very sweet," Blumenschein testified. ...