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world Fear Of IS 'Demonstration Killing' Led To Raids

Police carry out the largest counter-terror operation in Australia's history after intelligence indicated an attack was planned.

15 minutes ago // BBC

world Ukraine president in key US visit

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is beginning a key visit to the US to seek further support to tackle what he describes as Russian aggression.

15 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Australia Detains Terror Suspects

Police carried out early morning raids in two major Australian cities, including Sydney, in a pre-emptive strike aimed at disrupting what they said were plans by local Islamic State supporters to engage in random and violent attacks.

19 minutes ago // New York Times

world World Briefing: Fiji: Strongman Leading in Election Count

Fijis military ruler for the past eight years appeared to be headed to a decisive victory after the nation voted in a landmark election on Wednesday.

25 minutes ago // New York Times

world World Briefing: Sweeping Raids Seek People Planning Terrorist Attacks

More than 800 heavily armed Australian police officers conducted antiterrorism raids in Sydney and Brisbane early on Thursday, and at least 15 people were detained, the police said.

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world NFL, players association reach agreement on testing players for HGH

After three years of haggling, the NFL and the NFL Players Assn. finally reached an agreement to test players for human growth hormone, a move widely regarded as a positive development in an otherwise harrowing start to the 2014 season.

27 minutes ago // USA Today

world Australian leader warns of planned attack

Australian police detained 15 people Thursday, say violent attack was in works.

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world LAPD officer shoots man in Boyle Heights

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the officer-involved shooting of a man in Boyle Heights on Wednesday.

28 minutes ago // BBC

world Australia raids over killing plot

Australian police launch anti-terror raids after a call from a senior Islamic State militant for "demonstration killings", PM Tony Abbott says.

29 minutes ago // MSNBC

world More Trouble: Arizona Running Back Charged with Assault

The hits just keep on coming for the NFL. Charges against Jonathan Dwyer include assault and preventing someone from calling 911.

30 minutes ago // ABC

world Minority Scholar Denies Separatism at China Trial

Scholar from China's minority Muslims denies that writings, classroom lectures were separatist

33 minutes ago // Reuters

world Former Mexico official pleads guilty in corruption probe

SAN ANTONIO Reuters - A former top official in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, whose case became a symbol of Mexican government corruption, has pleaded guilty in Texas to federal money laundering charges, according to court documents.

33 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Health concerns cause Texas quarterback David Ash to quit

Texas quarterback David Ash has given up playing football because of lingering conditions over the last year after suffering at least one concussion.

34 minutes ago // Reuters

world China sentences four for explosives, bid for 'jihad': report

BEIJING Reuters - China has sentenced four people to up to 20 years in jail for "plotting terror attacks", state media said, the latest in a wave of rulings as the government accelerates a crackdown on what it says is violence fueled by Islamist militants.

35 minutes ago // USA Today

world Scots in NYC bar are split on independence

USA TODAYs Yamiche Alcindor heads to one of Manhattan's most popular Scottish bars - St. Andrews - to see what patrons are saying about this historic vote.

35 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Agency seeks to again refinance struggling San Joaquin Hills toll road

The operator of the largest toll road network in the western United States is preparing to refinance one of its struggling highways for a second time

36 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world L.A. officials could gain time in office if election dates change

A proposal to boost voter turnout in Los Angeles by holding city elections at the same time as state and national contests could deliver a special benefit to elected city officials: 18 extra months in office.

38 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Project Runway' on Lifetime

Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes

39 minutes ago // New York Times

world Sicilian Town on Migrants Route Cares for the Living and the Dead

Italy has staggered its way through a skyrocketing migration crisis in the Mediterranean that has seen roughly 120,000 migrants rescued by Italian ships this year, while nearly 2,800 have died in shipwrecks or in transit.

40 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Frances Abbott scholarship: whistleblower pleads guilty

Freya Newman pleads guilty to accessing restricted records showing PMs daughter received $60,000 scholarship Continue reading...

41 minutes ago // MSNBC

world More Trouble: Arizona Running Back Arrested on Assault Claims

The hits just keep on coming for the NFL. Charges against Jonathan Dwyer include assault and preventing someone from calling 911.

43 minutes ago // CBS

world Suspected Pa. cop killer may be hunting his hunters

31-year-old described as self-trained survivalist with grudge against law enforcement who has talked about committing mass murder

43 minutes ago // ABC

world Japan Logs Trade Deficit for 26th Month in a Row

Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports

47 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Bachelorette Party Missing in Mexico After Odile Turn Up Safe

The bachelorette party of eight from Fresno, California, became stranded after Hurricane Odile slammed the Baja California peninsula over the weekend.

50 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Australia PM: ISIS Supporters Planned 'Demonstration Killing'

The "counter-terrorism" raids carried out Thursday were ordered over fears ISIS was urging "demonstration killings" in Australia, PM Tony Abbott said.

59 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Bachelorette Party Missing After Odile Turn Up Safe

The bachelorette party of eight from Fresno, California, became stranded after Hurricane Odile slammed the Baja California peninsula over the weekend.

59 minutes ago // Sky News

world Woman Executed After Child Starved To Death

Texas death row inmate Lisa Ann Coleman smiles and laughs just seconds before the lethal drug takes effect.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world L.A. may ease rush-hour construction ban for smaller streets

More rush-hour construction projects could be permitted on Los Angeles smaller side streets, under a plan being considered by City Council members.

1 hour ago // VOA

world VOA Exclusive: Family of Somali-American Fighter in Syria Speaks Out

Weeks after photos surfaced of two Somali-Americans allegedly killed fighting with Islamist militants in Syria, the father of one man is still waiting for official confirmation that his son is dead. Speaking publicly for the first time, Dayib Ahmed Abdi told VOA Somali in an exclusive interview that he does not have conclusive evidence his 29-year-old son Abdifatah Dayib Ahmed, also known as Abdirahman Muhumed, was fatally wounded in battle earlier this year. I was very sad when I heard i

1 hour ago // VOA

world Iranian President Denounces Islamic State, Criticizes US Strategy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has strongly denounced Islamic State as being shamefully anti-Islam, but calledthe U.S.-led coalition to fight the extremists "ridiculous." In an interview with NBC television, Rouhani criticized President Barack Obama's refusal to send U.S. ground forces back into Iraq. Rouhani asked whether it is possible to defeat terrorists without sacrifices and hardship. But he did acknowledge that airstrikes may be necessary under some conditions. President Rouhani

1 hour ago // ABC

world Japan, Neighbors Agree to Moves to Protect Eels

Japan, neighbors agree to cut hauls, other moves to protect endangered eels

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world New report on L.A. Unified's iPads reflects problems with curriculum

An evaluation of the iPads-for-all project in Los Angeles schools found that only 1 of 245 classrooms surveyed even used the costly curriculum.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Australia PM: ISIS Supporters Planned 'Demonstration Killing'

The "counter-terrorism" raids carried out Thursday were ordered over fears ISIS was urging "demonstration killings in Australia, PM Tony Abbott said.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Russian Economy Reeling After New Western Sanctions

A new wave of Western sanctions is hitting Russias economy hard. State-owned energy firms continue to bleed profits and Russias national currency plunged to a new low this week after the U.S. and the European Union announced new sanctions to punish Russia's aggressive stance in eastern Ukraine. But as Mil Arcega reports, the sanctions could also prove costly for European and American companies.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world CEOs earn 63 times more than average workers but gap has narrowed

Average total pay for chief executives in Australias top listed companies has hit $4.84m Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Jerry Neuheisel makes UCLA families proud

Jerry Neuheisel was in at quarterback, trying to beat Texas. Brett Hundley was on the bench, his left elbow in a mummy-like wrap.