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National & World Accused teen jihadis were confused, says dad
One of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria was confused about what her role would be if she had actually made it there, the girl's father said Tuesday.
National & World 18 miners trapped as coal mine collapses in Turkey
Underground waters flooded a section of a coal mine in southern Turkey on Tuesday, trapping at least 18 workers, officials and reports said - an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor workplace safety standards.
National & World New Jersey releases quarantined nurse New Jersey releases quarantined nurse
A nurse who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients and was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital over the weekend was returning home to Maine on Monday as her lawyer criticized the state's policies that had the woman fighting to be released from an isolation tent.
National & World Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius verdict, sentencing Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius verdict, sentencing
Prosecutors said Monday they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentencing in the case of Oscar Pistorius, who was given a five-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend.
National & World Dozens more girls abducted by Nigerian extremists Dozens more girls abducted by Nigerian extremists
Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and the hoped-for release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April.
National & World Maine bear bait vote sparks interest around US Maine bear bait vote sparks interest around US (Photo Gallery)
In Maine, a hunter can shoot a bear while it's nose-deep in a barrel of doughnuts, after it's been chased up a tree with dogs, or when it's snared in a cable trap - but that could change in days, and hunters and animal rights advocates around the country are watching.