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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Legendary college basketball coach Dean Smith has died. The University of North Carolina says the retired Hall of Fame coach died "peacefully" at his home last night. Smith coached the Tar Heels from 1961-97. He retired as the winningest coach in the sport with 879 victories. He won NCAA titles in 1982 and 1993, and coached such players as Michael Jordan and James Worthy. Dean Smith was 83.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's air force chief says his country has achieved the revenge it promised after Islamic State militants killed a captured pilot. He says Jordan has launched 56 successful airstrikes against the group since it released a video of the pilot being burned to death in a cage. He says the attacks destroyed targets including Islamic State training centers, military barracks, warehouses and weapons depots. And the general says "this is not the end. This is the beginning."
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Prince Charles is in Jordan, where he toured a camp for Syrian refugees today and met with King Abdullah. Britain is promising an additional $150 million to help displaced Syrians and their host communities in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq. The prince told the BBC that the plight of Middle Eastern Christians being persecuted by Islamic extremists is "a most agonizing situation."
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say they have arrested 32 extremists and thwarted an ambitious plot to attack civilian and military sites around the country, including the Interior Ministry. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry says some of those arrested over several days had traveled to battlefronts abroad, notably Syria. The announcement comes as Tunisia's new government is taking power after a long transition to democracy prompted by the Arab Spring uprisings.
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in a shooting yesterday at a Pittsburgh-area mall that left three people hospitalized. Police say shots hit the gunman's intended target as well as two bystanders. The gunman managed to escape but police say they were able to identify him by matching surveillance video with images on social media.
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