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BEIRUT (AP) — A third day of U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria. Activists say that today's strikes killed nearly 20 people, as the U.S. and allies targeted at least four oil installations and three oil fields controlled by Islamic State. Militants in the group's de facto capital of Raqqa (RAH'-kah) have released at least 150 people held, fearing more strikes. Activists say other airstrikes targeted the Syria al-Qaida affiliate called Nusra Front.
UNDATED (AP) — Some countries taking part in airstrikes on the Islamic State group are telling their citizens to take extra precautions. The U.S. Embassy in Turkey has issued a security warning, urging citizens in Turkey to be vigilant against possible terror attacks. The Dutch Defense Ministry is telling military personnel not to wear their uniforms on public transportation in the Netherlands.
BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations says militants with the Islamic State group have publicly killed a rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after finding her guilty of apostasy in a self-styled Islamic court. The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq says Samira Salih al-Nuaimi was taken from her home Sept. 17 after allegedly posting messages on Facebook that were critical of the militants' destruction of places of worship in Mosul.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 74-year-old career criminal faces a life sentence today in the murders of three women in South Los Angeles in the late 1980s. Samuel Little was convicted last month after cold case detectives matched his DNA to evidence from the crime scenes. Prosecutors say Little lured his victims with dope, beat them and then strangled them. The women's bodies were dumped in garbage. Several other women testified about surviving Little's attacks.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An immigrant activist who's staying at an Oregon church to avoid deportation is gaining supporters, including Portland's mayor. Francisco Aguirre (uh-GEE'-ray) came to the U.S. from El Salvador nearly two decades ago. But he's facing deportation because of an old drug conviction and a previous deportation. Aguirre says he was innocent and received bad advice from a lawyer. Portland leaders say they'll stand by the 35-year-old because of his contributions as an immigration rights' organizer and a family man.
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