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More airstrikes...Chicago airports still not back to normal... FBI joins police in investigating beheading in Oklahoma



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BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. and its allies are continuing the air campaign against the Islamic State group. American warplanes and drones hit military targets in Syria and Iraq on Friday. The coalition now includes Britain, Denmark and Belgium. The European countries committed to take part only in the Iraq part of the campaign, leaving the operation in Syria to the U.S. and five Arab allies.

CHICAGO (AP) — No one is sure when full service will be restored at two Chicago airports following a massive shutdown today due to a fire at a suburban air traffic control center. Police say a contract employee who recently was told he was being transferred to Hawaii set the fire. Authorities say the 36-year-old suspect remains hospitalized due to injuries suffered in an apparent suicide attempt.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in suburban Oklahoma City are asking the FBI to look into the background of a man who beheaded a woman and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded today at a food processing plant. He had just been fired. The FBI was called in because of the nature of the attack, which follows a series of videotaped beheadings by Islamic State militants.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The man charged with abducting a University of Virginia student is back in Charlottesville, Virginia, after being arrested on a beach near Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday. Authorities have charged 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. with abduction with intent to defile Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old sophomore who's been missing since Sept. 13.

UNDATED (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein performed extensive Internet research on how to avoid police manhunts, experimented with explosives and might have booby-trapped the woods where authorities are looking for him. Police say a search history on the hard drive of a computer he used indicates he'd been planning an attack for several years.

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