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Updated at 2:23 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " In the last two months two Minnesota men have admitted they plotted to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State, a New Jersey man pleaded guilty to helping his brother fly to the Middle East to join extremists and a 20-year-old intercepted at a Chicago airport took responsibility for backing the terror group.

Updated at 2:07 AM

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) " Months before an Illinois police officer staged his suicide to make it seem like he died in the line of duty, subjecting his community to an expensive and fruitless manhunt, he apparently sought a hit man to kill a village...

Updated at 1:51 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " State police examined forensics evidence but still had not spoken Thursday with the law enforcement agents involved in a shooting that left an autistic 6-year-old boy dead and his father seriously wounded in central Louisiana.

Updated at 1:31 AM

CHICAGO (AP) " A 9-year-old Chicago boy who was fatally shot this week was "lured" from a park into an alley and executed because of his father's alleged gang connections, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Thursday in a crime he described as...

Updated at 1:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Inside the intensive care unit of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Northern Afghanistan in the early hours of Oct. 3, the situation was as normal as it could be in the middle of an active war zone, the charity says.

Updated at 1:23 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling history and "potential for future oil and gas activity" at the Brown family's private land in...

Updated at 1:03 AM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) " Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have been bumped from the main stage at next week's GOP presidential debate, while George Pataki and Lindsey Graham have been cut from the lineup altogether.

Updated at 12:57 AM

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) " The latest developments in the investigation into the September shooting death of an Illinois police officer (all times local):

Updated at 12:47 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) " Paleontologists with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Thursday unveiled the first baby Pentaceratops skull ever discovered as hundreds of people lined up to get a look.

Updated at 12:20 AM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " NASA's Mars-orbiting Maven spacecraft has discovered that the sun likely robbed the red planet of its once-thick atmosphere and water.

Updated at 11:47 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) " The Florida Senate rejected a map to create new districts for itself and adjourned Thursday, leaving the Legislature with its second failed special session this year.

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