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9/24/2014 12:33 PM
Watchdog: French hostage beheaded
RABAT, Morocco — Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video obtained today by a U.S.-based terrorism watchdog.

9/24/2014 11:24 AM
Mexican congressman kidnapped, killed
MEXICO CITY  — Authorities in western Mexico say forensics tests have confirmed that a charred body found in a car is that of a kidnapped federal congressman.

9/24/2014 10:25 AM
E.U. cracks down on organized crime
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — In what a police chief called the biggest organized crime crackdown in Europe, law enforcement agencies across the European Union arrested more than 1,000 people in a closely coordinated nine-day sweep.

9/24/2014 7:53 AM
U.S. strikes militant staging area in Syria
WASHINGTON — A Pentagon spokesman says the United States executed two airstrikes today on an Islamic State group staging area in eastern Syria.

9/24/2014 7:27 AM
Japan steps up Russia sanctions
TOKYO —Japan said today that it has stepped up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine to be in line with other Group of Seven nations before their upcoming meeting in New York.

9/24/2014 7:25 AM
Cease-fire in eastern Ukraine violated
DONETSK, Ukraine — Mortar fire struck an apartment block in the rebel-held east Ukraine city of Donetsk overnight, yet another violation of a cease-fire between government forces and pro-Russian insurgents.

9/24/2014 7:23 AM
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

9/23/2014 9:28 PM
With airstrikes, Obama opens a new front against al-Qaeda
WASHINGTON — The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaeda, a group President Obama has proclaimed was “a shadow of its former self.”

9/23/2014 6:54 PM
Toronto mayor resting at home after chemo
TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been released from a hospital after undergoing his first round of chemotherapy.

9/23/2014 6:12 PM
U.S., Canadian tribes sign bison treaty
BILLINGS, Mont.  — Native tribes from the U.S. and Canada signed a treaty today establishing an inter-tribal alliance to restore bison to areas of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains where millions of the animals once roamed.