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3 European nations commit to Iraq fight...Woman beheaded in Oklahoma...3 dead in bus crash

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 27, 2014 at 1:10 a.m.



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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron frames the fight against the Islamic State group as a battle against promoting goals "from the Dark Ages." It was part of a plea for action that British lawmakers turned into approval of joining the U.S.-led coalition flying airstrikes against the militants in Iraq. Belgium and Denmark also announced plans to join. No European nation as yet has committed to hitting Islamic State group positions in Syria.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say a man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant who recently started trying to convert co-workers to Islam beheaded a woman with a knife at the workplace. Authorities say Alton Nolen was shot and wounded by a company official as he attacked another worker. Police are waiting until he regains consciousness to arrest him. A law enforcement official says despite Nolan's actions, there is so far no connection to terrorism.

DAVIS, Okla. (AP) — Police say a collision between a semi-truck and a bus has killed three people and injured 15 in Oklahoma. Police say the bus carried a women's softball team from North Central Texas College. Police say the collision happened on Interstate 35 as the bus headed back to Texas.

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese volcano has begun spewing ash into the sky and officials say some people on the mountain have been injured. Authorities have issued a warning to climbers and others to avoid the area and a lodge on Mt. Ontake has reportedly been evacuated. Japan's meteorological agency says debris could fall up to 2.5 miles away.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has more important things to worry about than a possible presidential run -- at least for the moment. She and husband Bill Clinton have become grandparents. The couple's daughter, Chelsea Clinton, has given birth to her first child, a daughter named Charlotte.

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