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Cameron wants UK to join airstrikes...Militants in Syria hit hard... US-Afghan security deal soon

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 24, 2014 at 8:50 p.m.



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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain's prime minister says he'll ask Parliament to approve joining international airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq because he says -- quote-- "We have a need to act in our own national interest to protect our people." David Cameron announced the move tonight in his address to the U.N. General Assembly.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State group militants in Syria are being hit with airstrikes by the U.S. and its Arab allies. U.S. Central Command says aircraft from the U.S., Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blasted a dozen targets on Wednesday. Among the targets were small-scale oil refineries that have been providing millions of dollars a day in income to the Islamic State group.

NEW YORK (AP) - A senior U.S. official says the Obama administration expects that a security agreement allowing U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan next year will be signed by the country's incoming president or his designee as early as next week. The deal will allow some 10,000 American forces to remain in Afghanistan next year after all combat troops are withdrawn at the end of 2014.

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police officers believe they spotted the suspect accused in the fatal ambush of a trooper as recently as Tuesday. But it was from a distance and he eluded them. A state police spokesman says officers have also found empty packs of Serbian-branded cigarettes and soiled diapers they believe to have been left in the woods by Eric Frein (freen).

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student is no longer on the run. Charlottesville police say 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. is in custody in Galveston, Texas. Matthew foiled surveillance when he sped away from officers after visiting the Charlottesville police station on Sept. 20. Hannah Graham has been missing for 11 days.

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