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Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot 5 in 1 minute

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 13:45
The suspect accused of killing five people at a Macy's department store confessed to police, court documents said, but his motive remained a mystery Monday.

Orlando sub parts smuggler to be sentenced today in federal court

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 13:42
An Orlando federal judge is scheduled this afternoon to sentence a Chinese woman who illegally shipped submarine parts to a Chinese university.

Jewish WWII 'Avenger' Joseph Harmatz dead at 91

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:33
Holocaust survivor Joseph Harmatz, who led the most daring attempt by Jews seeking revenge against their former Nazi tormentors, has died. He was 91.

Egypt's president defends military's economic role

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:30
Egypt's president on Monday rejected criticism that the military's growing economic involvement was distracting it from its core duties, an issue that recently moved center stage when the armed forces said it would intervene to end shortages of baby formula.

Showdown: Congress looks to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:21
Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:09
Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday evening ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million homeless.

Iran releases Canadian-Iranian professor held since June

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:04
A Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday, Iran's state-run news agency said, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hard-liners in the security services.

Debate night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:49
After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for America's future.

Bataan Death March survivor, artist Ben Steele dies at 98

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:37
Ben Steele - a Bataan Death March survivor whose art helped him maintain his sanity as a prisoner of war and helped him forgive his captors - has died in Montana. He was 98.

Islamic State militants kills 5 civilians in Egypt's Sinai

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:32
Egyptian officials say Islamic State militants have killed five Egyptian civilians and dumped their bodies, wearing orange jumpsuits, in a restive corner of the Sinai Peninsula.

Army: Armed men kill soldier, civilian in Mali's Timbuktu

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:27
An army spokesman says armed men in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu have killed a soldier and his cousin.

Memorial to confront South's troubled history of lynchings

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:47
The nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative has announced it is building a memorial in the state capital of Montgomery devoted to 4,075 blacks its research shows were killed by lynching in the U.S. from 1877 to 1950.

Kurdish rebel attacks on soldiers in Turkey kill 10

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:44
Kurdish rebels staged two attacks against security forces in southeastern Turkey on Monday, killing 10 security force members and wounding eight others, the country's state-run news agency reported.

Suburban NY police prep for presidential debate

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:31
Demonstrators are expected at Hofstra University for Monday night's showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but police are keeping them at a distance from the debate hall.

Russia claims new data show rebels didn't down MH17

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:15
The Russian military says radiolocation data show that the missile that downed a Malaysian airliner over warring eastern Ukraine in 2014 was not fired from territory controlled by Russia-backed rebels.

Syria says truce still viable after week of airstrikes

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:06
Syria's foreign minister said Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted through the rubble from the heaviest airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years.

Iran releases Canadian-Iranian professor held since June

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:05
A Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday, state media reported, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hard-liners in the security services.

Afghan commandos free captives during raid on Taliban prison

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:00
Afghan security forces on Sunday liberated 101 people held in a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province, officials said.

Nuremberg prison guard to speak at Eisenhower Library

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 09:43
Jim Sharp, then 22 years old, was a U.S. Army staff sergeant who became a Sergeant of the Guard at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany, where top Nazi leaders during World War II had been put on trial for war crimes.

Iran says some sanctions under nuclear deal still in place

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 09:25
Indirectly warning the United States, the head of Iran's atomic energy agency said Monday that his country's landmark nuclear deal with could be jeopardized by foot-dragging on sanctions relief, promised in exchange for Tehran's commitment to curb key atomic activities. But a senior U.S. official said Washington is delivering on its commitments.
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