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Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 2 California deputies, shooting of 2 others
Don Thompson, The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two Northern California sheriff's deputies were killed during a series of shootings that spanned about six hours and 30 miles across two Northern California counties. A third deputy and a bystander were also shot during the spree.

Remains belong to missing UK-born student

Authorities: Remains found are those of missing UK-born student Hannah Graham
Larry O'Dell And Heidi Brown, The Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a British-born university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.

Remains belong to missing Virginia student

Authorities: Remains found are those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham
Larry O'Dell, The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. - Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search that left the campus and community on edge.

University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. Her remains were found Oct. 18 about 12 miles from campus, in a heavily wooded area of Albemarle County that is home to rolling hills and horse farms.

NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

NYC commissioner considers hatchet attack on officers a terrorist act by a homegrown radical
Tom Hays, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.

Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers

Investigators seek motive in vicious hatchet attack on NYC officers
Tom Hays, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead.

Police obtained a warrant to search Zale Thompson's computer for clues about Thursday's daytime assault, which left one officer with a serious head injury. Thompson's activity on social media indicated he was a convert to Islam and included rants about injustices in American society and oppression abroad but offered no clear evidence of any affiliation with terror groups, police said.

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

Oscar Pistorius prosecutors consult with expert over whether to appeal
Gerald Imray, The Associated Press

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal.

Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel has talked to Prof. James Grant, a criminal law specialist at Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand, prosecution spokesman Nathi Mncube confirmed to The Associated Press.

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

Oscar Pistorius prosecutors consult with expert over whether to appeal
Gerald Imray, The Associated Press

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal.

Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel has talked to Prof. James Grant, a criminal law specialist at Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand, prosecution spokesman Nathi Mncube confirmed to The Associated Press.

Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria

For $20 or less, smugglers offer foreigners passage from Turkey into IS territory in Syria
Desmond Butler And Ryan Lucas, The Associated Press

ONCUPINAR, Turkey - The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine-guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travellers across for a surprisingly small fee.

Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

Family autopsy shows St. Louis police officer shot Myers from behind 6 times in confrontation
Alan Scher Zagier, The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy Thursday.

Gunman angry about passport: acquaintances

Gunman angry about not getting passport, had drug problems, say shelter mates
Lee-Anne Goodman and Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - The man who killed a soldier at the National War Memorial was angry about failing to get a passport and struggled with drug addiction, say those who knew him at the men's shelters where he spent his final weeks.

Michael Zehaf Bibeau so angered some of the men at the Ottawa Mission because of his complaints about Canada that there was almost a fight in recent days, said Norman LeBlanc, a 60-year-old former truck driver who frequents the shelter.

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