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Militants move toward Baghdad...Israel's PM says terrorists abducted teens... Philly rail workers to return to work

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 14, 2014 at 6:51 p.m.



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BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiites are joining Iraqi security forces to fight Sunni militants who've captured large swaths of territory north of Baghdad. The militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are now threatening cities with religious shrines. Iraq's prime minister says the call to arms is not is directed against Sunnis but is meant to protect the country and its holy shrines.

JERUSALEM (AP) —Israel's prime minister says three teens who've been missing from the West Bank for two days were abducted by a terror group. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says there's an "intensive operation" underway to prevent them from being taken to the Gaza Strip or elsewhere. Israel's Channel 10 says one of the teens, 16-year-old Naftali Frenkel, is U.S. citizen.

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama is forcing workers in Philadelphia's commuter rail strike to return to work. He granted Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's request to create a presidential emergency board to mediate the dispute. Workers will have to return to the job when the board is established at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. More than 400 workers went on strike at midnight.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Allegiant Air says a flight from Las Vegas to Missoula, Montana, was diverted on Friday after a light warned of a problem with the plane's hydraulic system. The jet with 146 passengers and six crew members aboard landed safely in a city on the Nevada-Utah line. Passengers were transferred to a different plane, which continued on to Missoula.

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa farm where the baseball film "Field of Dreams" was filmed is hosting a 25th anniversary celebration this weekend. Stars such as Kevin Costner and Timothy Busfield joined thousands of people from all over the Midwest at the remote locale. Costner, who played Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella in the 1989 film, says the movie remains a "high mark" in his career.

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