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WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey says about a dozen Americans are believed to be fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria. But for months officials and lawmakers have said the number was more than 100. Comey says that number includes Americans who have either tried to go to Syria and were arrested, or went and came back to the U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's fourth-longest-serving attorney general will be leaving office as soon as President Barack Obama's replacement is confirmed. Eric Holder's resignation was announced today. Holder has been the administration's point man on civil rights.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American doctor who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa says he's grateful for the specialized care that has allowed him to recover. Released from the Nebraska Medical Center today, Dr. Rick Sacra (SAY'-krah) says he remains concerned about the people of Liberia he was trying to help.

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Rainy weather is helping firefighters to make progress against a massive wildfire in Northern California. Burning east of Sacramento, the King Fire has scorched 150 square miles. It's 43 percent contained.

NEW YORK (AP) — Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer. And it's an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Lt. Howard Bischoff and firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund died Monday. Hundreds of first responders have gotten cancer in the 13 years since the attacks, but experts are still uncertain whether there is any link between those illnesses and 9/11.

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