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  • NATO ready to advise Libya on security, eyes more drones

    NATO's chief said Thursday the alliance was ready to advise Libya's government on defense and security issues, saying the deteriorating situation in the country is posing new security threats for Europe that require a more robust defense. Secretary-...
  • Around Town: Laguna Food Pantry gets new chairman

    Around Town: Laguna Food Pantry gets new chairman
    Korey Jorgensen has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Laguna Food Pantry, succeeding Andy Siegenfeld, who will continue as a board member and a volunteer at the pantry. The food pantry provides free supplemental groceries to low-...
  • Mortar shells land by Somalia's presidential palace

    At least three mortars landed inside Somalia's heavily fortified presidential palace compound on Thursday, a Somali police officer said. Some were wounded in the attack that was claimed by Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab through the group's...
  • Egypt detains 2 police officers over lawyer's death

    Egyptian authorities detained two police officers on Thursday over allegations that they had tortured a lawyer to death inside a police station, the latest in a series of recent incidents that underline alleged abuses by the country's police force. The...
  • Petesch appointed AP West Africa correspondent

    Carley Petesch, a longtime editor in Africa who has reported from Nigeria and South Africa for The Associated Press, has been named a West Africa correspondent for the news organization. The appointment was announced Thursday by Africa regional editor...
  • Leaked spy documents reveal plot to kill African Union head

    The African Union chairwoman is "safe and sound," the organization said on Thursday, after leaked intelligence documents revealed a 2012 plot to assassinate her. South African and Ethiopian spies intercepted a plot to kill Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma soon...
  • Egypt: Series of blasts in Cairo kill 1, wound at least 7

    A series of blasts in Cairo on Thursday killed one person and wounded at least seven, Egyptian security officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks using homemade explosives that authorities blame on Islamist militants. The officials said four...
  • Ebola doctor: Media, politicians fueled the public's fear

    A doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus and rode the subway system and dined out before he developed symptoms said the media and politicians could have done a better job by educating people on the science of it instead of focusing on their fears....
  • White House-sponsored event at UMBC probes help for students in juvenile justice system

    White House-sponsored event at UMBC probes help for students in juvenile justice system
    Students and administrators from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, participating in a White House-sponsored education symposium Wednesday, promoted a program that they say helps youths in the juvenile justice system, particularly African-...
  • Orland School District 135 outreach extends to poor countries

    Orland School District 135 outreach extends to poor countries
    Orland Park may be a small blip on the map at only 22 square miles. However, locally and in some remote locations around the globe, we are making a world of difference. During an Orland School District 135 Board meeting Feb. 9 honoring outstanding...
  • Police: East Moline roommates helped in Nigerian scam

    Two roommates from East Moline are being accused of taking part in a scam based in Nigeria. The (Moline) Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1FXLgIB ) reports 57-year-old Barbara Jean Segura and 48-year-old Frederico Sausedo are facing charges of money laundering,...