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Supporters try to keep 'fast track' trade bill alive ... Looking for suspect in DC mansion killings ... IS seizes Syria's famed Palmyra

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 21, 2015 at 2:01 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda are trying to keep Senate foes from killing it before a full-blown debate even begins. They need 60 votes in the 100-member Senate today to keep a filibuster from blocking further action. Obama wants the authority to negotiate trade proposals that Congress can either approve or reject, but not change. A handful of Republicans and numerous Democrats oppose him.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are looking for a Maryland man in the slayings of a wealthy Washington, D.C. couple, their 10-year-old son and a family maid. Authorities have identified the suspect as 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint. Firefighters responding to a blaze at a D.C. mansion last week found the bodies of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, son and the family's maid. Wint is from Lanham, Maryland, which is near where the Savopoulos' burnt out Porche was found.

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say militants from the Islamic State group are now in full control of the famed archaeological site Palmyra. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the extremists overran the site just to the southwest shortly after midnight Wednesday. One activist says IS now controls the ruins at Palmyra, a UNESCO world heritage site famous for its 2,000-year-old towering Roman-era colonnades and other ruins and priceless artifacts.

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Officials in Colombia say they're not likely to find any more survivors of a huge mudslide that killed at least 78 people. But they're celebrating the rescue of an 11-month-old boy found buried face-down in the mud. The child was found more than a mile from where he had been sleeping when a flash flood swept away dozens of homes before dawn in the mountain down of Salgar. The child's mother and 11 other relatives were killed.

DENVER (AP) — The normally quiet Colorado town of Windsor has canceled its popular annual triathlon this weekend following the shooting death of a bicyclist. The body of John Jacoby was found Monday along a rural road. He had been shot twice. Investigators are looking into whether the killing involved road rage or if it was connected to the April 22 shooting of a motorist about 5 miles away. He was shot in the neck and wounded.

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