News / 

IS beheads 9 Kurds...Another security breach...Hong Kong students issue ultimatum

Save Story

Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say militants with the Islamic State group have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the nine Kurds were captured during fighting over the northern Syrian town of Kobani. There have been fierce clashes around Kobani since mid-September, when the Islamic State group launched an assault to seize the area.

WASHINGTON (AP) — As an accused White House fence jumper gets ready for a court appearance today, another story is being revealed regarding a security breach. Two newspapers are reporting that on Sept. 16, an armed security guard, who's also an ex-con, rode on an elevator with President Barack Obama during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The Washington Examiner and the Washington Post say the gun was discovered only when the man was questioned after he persisted in taking video of Obama on the elevator.

HONG KONG (AP) — Student protesters in Hong Kong are giving an ultimatum. They say if the territory's leader doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. Thousands of protesters have occupied several key areas of Hong Kong to press for greater electoral reforms after Beijing decided in August to screen candidates for the territory's first direct election scheduled for 2017.

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO has a new secretary general. Former two-term Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (yehnz STOHL'-tehn-burg) started work today, becoming the 13th secretary general in the trans-Atlantic organization's 65-year existence. Stoltenberg also is the first secretary-general to hail from an alliance nation that borders Russia, and he has the blessing of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

BERLIN (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and it's pushing the German government for an investigation. Efraim Zuroff, the Wiesenthal Center's top Nazi hunter, tells the AP that in September, he sent the German justice and interior ministries a list of 76 men and four women who served in those death squads. The death squads followed Nazi Germany's troops, rounding up and shooting Jews in the opening salvo of the Holocaust before the death camp system was up and running.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent News stories

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast