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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say the man who beheaded a woman with a knife at an Oklahoma food processing plant had tried to convert several employees there to Islam. The man had just been fired from his job at the plant yesterday when the attack took place. Police say he had beheaded the woman and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official who is also a reserve sheriff's deputy.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of deaths linked to an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000. The new tolls published today showed that there were more than 150 deaths in Liberia alone in just two days. WHO has said that even the heavy toll in this outbreak — the largest ever — may be an underestimate. Cases are going unrecorded because people are afraid to go to hospitals, or are turned away from them because they're overflowing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the ground troops he may eventually recommend in Iraq would not necessarily be American. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testified to Congress earlier this month he may at some point recommend that ground troops be used to destroy the Islamic State militant operation. He told reporters today that the only force that can fight the Islamic State would be made up of "Iraqis, Kurds and moderate Syrian opposition."
NEW YORK (AP) — The mood has been a lot brighter today on Wall Street than it was yesterday. An afternoon surge sent the Dow industrials as much as 200 points higher. Traders were encouraged by a government report that the U.S. economy expanded this spring at the fastest pace in more than two years. But the Dow is still lower for the week.
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein (freen) performed extensive Internet research on how to avoid police manhunts. Police looked through the hard drive of a computer used by Frein and found his search history. They say based on the contents of the hard drive, police believe Frein spent several years planning to ambush a state police barracks. He's accused of opening fire outside a police barracks on Sept. 12, killing one trooper and injuring another. He's been on the run ever since.