ACTIVISTS SAY ISIS MILITANTS HAVE BEHEADED NINE KURDISH FIGHTERS, INCLUDING THREE WOMEN CAPTURED IN CLASHES NEAR THE SYRIA-TURKEY BORDER *

SYRIAN OBSERVATORY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS SAYS THE NINE KURDS WERE CAPTURED DURING FIGHTING OVER THE NORTHERN SYRIAN TOWN OF KOBANI *

THERE HAVE BEEN FIERCE CLASHES AROUND KOBANI SINCE MID-SEPT, WHEN ISIS LAUNCHED AN ASSAULT TO SEIZE THE AREA *

THE OBSERVATORY ALSO SAYS DOZENS OF MILITANTS AND KURDISH FIGHTERS WERE KILLED IN CLASHES OVERNIGHT *

DEMONSTRATORS IN HONG KONG THREATENING TO EXPAND PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTS AND OCCUPY GOVT BUILDINGS IF A TOP LEADER REFUSES TO MEET WITH THEM *

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS ARE DEMANDING A FREE ELECTION IN 2017 *

THEY CLAIM THE CURRENT CANDIDATE SCREENING PROCESS UNDERMINES DEMOCRACY *

HIGHEST CRIMINAL COURT IN TX HAS REFUSED TO REINSTATE TWO MONEY-LAUNDERING CONVICTIONS OF FMR U.S. HOUSE MAJ LDR TOM DELAY (R) *

TX COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS UPHELD A RULING LAST YEAR THAT TOSSED DELAY'S 2010 CONVICTIONS FOR MONEY LAUNDERING AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MONEY LAUNDERING *

THE CHARGES WERE RELATED TO CORPORATE DONATIONS TO DELAY'S PAC THAT PROSECUTORS SAY WERE ILLEGALLY FUNNELED TO SOME TX HOUSE CANDIDATES IN 2002 *

THE FIRST PERSON DIAGNOSED WITH EBOLA IN THE U.S. TOLD HEALTH CARE WORKERS HE WAS VISITING FROM LIBERIA WHEN HE FIRST WENT TO THE HOSPITAL, HIS SISTER SAYS *

MAI WUREH TOLD AP HER BROTHER, THOMAS ERIC DUNCAN, WENT TO A DALLAS E.R. ON FRI AND WAS SENT HOME WITH ANTIBIOTICS *

HE RETURNED SUN AFTER HIS CONDITION WORSENED AND WAS ADMITTED TO TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL *

FED HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE MONITORING ANYONE WHO HAD CLOSE CONTACT WITH DUNCAN *

AUTHORITIES SAY FIVE STUDENTS HAD CONTACT WITH A MAN DIAGNOSED WITH EBOLA IN DALLAS *

THE CHILDREN ARE BEING MONITORED AND SO FAR HAVE SHOWN NO SYMPTOMS *

DALLAS SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SAYS ADDITIONAL HEALTH AND CUSTODIAL STAFF WILL BE SENT TO THE FIVE SCHOOLS THE CHILDREN ATTEND *

THE MAN ACCUSED OF BEHEADING A WOMAN AT AN OKLAHOMA FOOD PROCESSING PLANT IS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL AND TRANSFERRED TO JAIL *

30-YR-OLD ALTON NOLEN IS CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN LAST WK'S DEATH OF 54-YR-OLD COLLEEN HUFFORD *

HE IS ALSO CHARGED WITH ASSAULT FOR ALLEGEDLY ATTACKING ANOTHER EMPLOYEE BEFORE HE WAS SHOT BY A PLANT MANAGER *

ACCUSED FENCE-JUMPER OMAR J. GONZALEZ PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES HE RAN INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WHILE CARRYING A KNIFE *

A FED GRAND JURY ISSUED A THREE-COUNT INDICTMENT TUES ACCUSING GONZALEZ OF UNLAWFULLY ENTERING A RESTRICTED BUILDING WHILE CARRYING A DEADLY WEAPON *

HE IS ALSO CHARGED WITH VIOLATING TWO DC LAWS IN THE SEPT 19 INCIDENT *

OREGON MAN SENTENCED TO 30 YRS IN PRISON FOR PLOTTING TO BOMB A PORTLAND CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING IN 2010 *

23-YR-OLD MOHAMED MOHAMUD WAS ARRESTED FOLLOWING AN FBI STING IN WHICH AGENTS POSED AS AL QAEDA RECRUITERS *

HE WAS ARRESTED ON NOV 26, 2010 AFTER PRESSING A KEYPAD BUTTON ON A CELLPHONE THAT HE BELIEVED WOULD TRIGGER A BOMB *

THE BOMB WAS A FAKE PROVIDED BY THE FBI *

POLAND'S NEW PM SAYS SHE WILL SEEK A GREATER U.S. MILITARY PRESENCE IN THE COUNTRY AMID THE CONFLICT IN NEIGHBORING UKRAINE *

EWA KOPACZ TAKES OVER FROM DONALD TUSK, POLAND'S LONGEST SERVING PM, WHO RESIGNED TO TAKE A KEY EU JOB *

UNDER TUSK, POLAND WAS ONE OF EUROPE'S STRONGEST CRITICS OF RUSSIAN AGGRESSION IN UKRAINE *

KOPACZ'S REMARKS SUGGEST HER GOVT WILL STILL SUPPORT UKRAINE, BUT WILL BE LESS OUTSPOKEN ON RUSSIA *

SECRET SERVICE DIRECTOR JULIA PIERSON RESIGNS *

IT WAS DISCLOSED YESTERDAY THAT AN ARMED SECURITY CONTRACTOR WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD RODE IN AN ELEVATOR WITH PRES OBAMA AND HIS SECURITY DETAIL LAST MONTH *

THAT INCIDENT REPORTEDLY HAPPENED THREE DAYS BEFORE A MAN ARMED WITH A KNIFE GOT INTO THE WHITE HOUSE *

MOVE COMES A DAY AFTER PIERSON APPEARED BEFORE A HOUSE CMTE INVESTIGATING RECENT SECURITY LAPSES *

HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR JEH JOHNSON SAYS THE DHS WILL TAKE OVER AN INTERNAL INQUIRY OF THE SECRET SERVICE *