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France says IS is threatening coalition civilians...3 Afghan soldiers missing in US...2nd trial begins in loud music killing case

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 22, 2014 at 6:50 a.m.



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PARIS (AP) — France's top security official says militants from the group Islamic State are threatening to kill civilians from countries joining forces to fight the extremists. The French interior minister calls it "another demonstration of the barbarism of these terrorists, justifying our fight without truce or pause." He says France is "prepared to respond to their threats."

CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. (AP) — Military officials in Massachusetts say they don't believe that three Afghan soldiers who've been missing from a base in Cape Cod are a threat to the public. The men were taking part in an annual training exercise that involves several countries. Military officials say the three, who were reported missing Saturday night, were last seen at a mall in Hyannis.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection begins today in the second trial of a Florida man who shot into an SUV filled with teenagers in an argument over loud music. A 17-year-old boy was killed. Attorneys for Michael Dunn want to move the trial away from Jacksonville because of widespread publicity about the case. The judge says he'll decide during jury selection. In his first trial, Dunn was convicted of attempted second-degree murder, but the jury was deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge.

UNDATED (AP) — An organization of civil engineers is releasing a report today that calls for a national strategy for dealing with rising flood risks. The American Society of Civil Engineers says politicians have not fully heeded warnings about flood risks, even after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

DALLAS (AP) — Two American Airlines planes flying out of Dallas had to return to the airport for emergency landings two minutes apart, shortly after midnight last night. The airline says the planes had unrelated mechanical problems. One plane was headed to Fresno, California, with 140 passengers on board. The other was three hours into a flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina when the pilot reported a pressurization problem.

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