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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says there's no evidence the attack in San Bernardino, California, was directed by a terror network overseas or part of a broader plot. But in a rare Oval Office address last night, Obama emphasized the threat is real and vowed to overcome it. He says extremists like Islamic State group want a war between Islam and the West and seek to poison people's minds.

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists as well as the government are reporting an attack on a Syrian army camp today by U.S.-led coalition aircraft. The government says three soldiers were killed and 13 wounded. Syria says the strikes prove "that this coalition lacks seriousness and credibility." If confirmed, the attack would be the first time the coalition has hit Syrian troops. The area is mostly held by the Islamic State group.

PARIS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says whatever climate agreement is reached at the Paris talks needs to include strong monitoring of government pledges, and funds to help vulnerable countries. Speaking to government ministers from around the world, Ban says the world's wealthiest economies need to take the lead with poorer countries taking on increasing roles.

LONDON (AP) — Saturday's stabbing in the London Underground has brought out stepped up police patrols today at transport hubs. The man brandishing a knife reportedly said, "This is for Syria." Police say 29-year-old Muhaydin Mire will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court today, accused of attempted murder. Parliament has approved British airstrikes on Islamic State group targets in Syria.

ATLANTA (AP) — Doctors say former President Jimmy Carter's medical treatment isn't ending after some good news from the latest MRI. The exam showed no cancer on Carter's brain and doctors call that "very positive." But they say treatment with an immunotherapy drug will continue. Such drugs have shown promise as a long-lasting treatment.

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