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The nine lives of Boko Haram 'leader' Abubakar Shekau

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is an elusive figure whose whereabouts are unknown, but he makes himself heard each time the military proclaims him dead.

Using 'contact tracing' to halt Ebola spread

CDC tries to determine if U.S. Ebola patient exposed others in Dallas area.

Obama seeks to restore trust with disappointed Latinos

By Richard Cowan and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After enraging Latino voters last month by delaying promised immigration reforms, President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help is on the way. Show More Summary

W.H. fence-jumping suspect pleads not guilty

A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.

Judge to make final ruling on Stockton bankruptcy in late October

By Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The judge presiding over the Stockton, California, bankruptcy case said on Wednesday that he will wait until late October to make a final ruling over whether the city can exit bankruptcy. Show More Summary

Prosecutor to seek death penalty in beheading

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Wednesday he will seek the execution of a man accused of beheading a co-worker in a fit of rage after being suspended from his job at a food processing plant.

Secret Service director resigns under fire

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Show More Summary

Judge rules loss could be imposed on Calpers in Stockton bankruptcy

By Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Stockton, California's municipal bankruptcy trial on Wednesday ruled that the state's public employee retirement system, known as Calpers, could be forced to absorb losses along with other creditors. Show More Summary

U.S. judge set to rule on how Calpers 'fits' in Stockton bankruptcy

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Stockton, California's municipal bankruptcy trial on Wednesday said he will make a determination later in the day about the role of the state's public employees' retirement fund, or Calpers, in the case. Show More Summary

Beheading suspect ordered held without bond

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food processing plant has been ordered held without bond and wants a Muslim to be named as his court-appointed lawyer.

U.S. Secret Service director resigns

The recent break-in at the White House created insurmountable heat for Julia Pierson.

White House fence jumper pleads not guilty in September 19 breach

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Iraq war veteran accused in the September 19 breach of the White House pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in federal court. The court ordered a mental competency review for Omar Gonzalez, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, but defense lawyers opposed the evaluation. Show More Summary

No charges yet in shooting death of suburban Los Angeles mayor

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - No charges have been filed so far in the shooting death of the mayor of the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, a day after his wife shot him during a heated argument, authorities said on Wednesday. Bell...Show More Summary

U.S. Secret Service director Pierson resigns under fire

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light involving the protection for President Barack Obama. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Pierson's resignation and said Joseph Clancy, a veteran of the agency, was named acting director. Show More Summary

Rhode Island child dies of infection related to Enterovirus D68

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination. The child,...Show More Summary

Royals slip past A's in epic 12-inning AL wild-card game

K.C. scores a crazy, come-from-behind, 12-inning, walk-off 9-8 victory over the Oakland A’s.

New York Post settles 'Bag Men' lawsuit

The New York Post has settled a defamation lawsuit over a cover three days after the Boston Marathon bombing that featured a photo of two Massachusetts residents with the headline "Bag Men."...

White House fence jumper pleads not guilty in September 19 breach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Iraq war veteran accused in the September 19 breach of the White House pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in federal court. The court ordered a mental competency review for Omar Gonzalez, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, but defense lawyers opposed the evaluation. (Reporting by Julia Edwards; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

UN loses first staffer to virus outbreak

"Probable Ebola" strikes member of international organization in Liberia.

'Not comfortable' with Secret Service chief in job

Senior Democratic lawmaker wants Julia Pierson to leave after series of presidential security breaches.

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