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WASHINGTON (AP) — After six years on the job, Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning. The White House says President Barack Obama plans to announce the departure later today. Holder is the nation's first black attorney general. He's been the public face of the administration's legal fight against terrorism. And he's worked to make the criminal justice system more even-handed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Iraq's prime minister says his country's intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an attack on subway systems in United States and Paris. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (HY'-dahr ahl ah-BAH'-dee) says he was told of the plot today, and that it was the work of foreign fighters of the Islamic State group in Iraq. Asked if the attack was imminent, he said, "Yes" -- and he added that the attack had not been thwarted. He says the United States has been alerted. The Iraqi leader spoke on the sidelines of a gathering of world leaders at the U.N.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians were killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria. But he said they have no "credible" reporting that such deaths occurred. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and activists in Syria say that some civilians were killed in airstrikes yesterday, possibly wives and children of militants.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Police in Nigeria say Islamic extremists have freed one of the schoolgirls who were kidnapped in April. But a community leader says she's too traumatized to identify herself. The name she's given isn't listed among those of the missing girls. More than 200 of the kidnapped girls are still missing.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama says the world is not doing enough to respond to a deadly Ebola outbreak that he says poses a "growing threat" to regional and global security. Obama spoke at a high-level meeting on Ebola at the United Nations. The World Health Organization says nearly 3,000 people have died in the outbreak sweeping through West Africa. The president says there is a "significant gap" between what's already been done to address the outbreak and what is needed.