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American confesses to Indonesia killing...Door-to-door search for Ebola...French airstrikes in Iraq

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 19, 2014 at 5:40 a.m.



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BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Police in Indonesia say they have a confession from an American man suspected of killing his girlfriend's mother. Police say Tommy Schaefer told them it was because of things the woman said during an argument. Authorities say his girlfriend, Heather Mack, admitted helping Schaefer stuff the body into a suitcase. Both were accompanied by attorneys during interrogation. The couple hasn't been formally charged.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — An army of health workers is going door-to-door in Sierra Leone to look for hidden cases of Ebola. The entire West African nation is under a three-day in-home lock down in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. Authorities hope to find and isolate Ebola patients who have resisted going to health centers, which are often seen only as places to die.

PARIS (AP) — Iraqi and French officials say France has destroyed its first Islamic State group target in northern Iraq. French warplanes hit a logistics depot controlled by Islamic State militants. Iraq's military spokesman says four French airstrikes killed dozens of extremist fighters.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says if the West learns "to listen to our position," it will find Russia willing to cooperate despite economic sanctions designed to isolate Moscow over its actions in Ukraine. Medvedev spoke today at an investment conference in Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Games. Medvedev says the West behaves as if it does not acknowledge Russia's national interests.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will be joined at a White House event today by Vice President Joe Biden to kick off a new campaign of public service announcements against campus sexual assault. The campaign is being supported by the NCAA and several media companies with reach among college students. With an estimated one in five college women assaulted, the message is especially targeted at men.

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