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Airstrikes hit oil facilities...Anti-terror effort gains support...Virginia suspect found in Texas

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 24, 2014 at 7:51 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and its Arab allies are taking aim at a key source of financing for Islamic State group militants. Aircraft from the U.S., Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates bombed 12 oil refineries controlled by the terrorist group in Syria. A U.S. official says the airstrikes on Wednesday targeted the infrastructure surrounding the oil platforms.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama is imploring world leaders to rally behind his growing military campaign to stamp out the violent Islamic State group and its "network of death." He addressed the U.N. today. Also at the U.N., French President Francois Hollande said the terrorists who beheaded a French citizen in Algeria represent a global threat that must be stopped.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — There's still no sign of 18-year-old Hannah Graham. She's the University of Virginia student who has been missing since Sept. 13. But police say they've captured the man charged in her disappearance. Charlottesville police say 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. is in custody in Galveston, Texas. Police had been looking for Matthew for several days.

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (AP) —A military judge is recommending a 20-year prison sentence for a Missouri drill sergeant found guilty of sexually assaulting and harassing several female soldiers. Army Staff Sgt. Angel Sanchez was found guilty today at a court-martial. The sentence must still be approved by the post commander.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says the number of uninsured patients admitted to hospitals is down this year, reducing charity care and bad debt cases. The Health and Human Services Department says hospitals in states that have taken advantage of new Medicaid eligibility levels under the federal health care law have seen uninsured admissions fall by about 30 percent.

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