FEDS ARREST MASSACHUSETTS MAN WHO THEY SAY THREATENED TO ASSASSINATE PRES OBAMA, BOMB SEVERAL POLICE STATIONS AND ATTACK A MOSQUE *

40-YR-OLD JOSEPH GARGUILO FACES SINGLE CHARGE OF POSSESSING AMMO, WHICH VIOLATED TERMS OF RECENT RESTRAINING ORDER FILED BY HIS EX-WIFE *

FBI ARRESTED GARGUILO FRI AFTER RAID OF HIS HOME ALLEGEDLY TURNED UP ASSAULT RIFLE PARTS, INCENDIARY MATERIALS, AMMO AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES THREATENING VIOLENCE AGAINST MUSLIMS *

FRIEND REPORTED GARGUILO'S BEHAVIOR TO AUTHORITIES, SAYING HE WAS "ABOUT TO SNAP," CALLING HIM A "BAD DUDE" *

BOMBER DETONATES TRUCK FILLED WITH EXPLOSIVES NEAR GATE OF SOMALIA'S PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN MOGADISHU, KILLING AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE, INJURING DOZENS *

SOMALIA-BASED AL-SHABAAB TERROR ORG HAS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR ATTACK *

AL-SHABAAB HAS BEEN OUSTED FROM MOST OF SOMALIA'S CITIES, BUT CONTINUES TO CARRY OUT BOMBINGS AND SUICIDE ATTACKS, NOTABLY IN COUNTRY'S CAPITAL *

N KOREA REPORTEDLY EXECUTED TWO TOP OFFICIALS IN PUBLIC EARLIER THIS MONTH BY SHOOTING THEM WITH ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS *

S KOREAN NEWSPAPER HAS I-D'D MURDERED N KOREAN OFFICIALS AS FORMER AGRICULTURE MIN HWANG MIN AND SR EDUCATION MINISTRY OFFICIAL RI YONG JIN *

N KOREAN DICTATOR KIM JONG UN HAS REPORTEDLY CARRIED OUT A SERIES OF KILLINGS, PURGES AND DISMISSALS SINCE HE TOOK POWER IN LATE 2011 *

HOWEVER, REPORTS OF EXECUTIONS AND OTHER GOVT PURGES ARE DIFFICULT TO CONFIRM *

APPLE ORDERED TO PAY UP TO $14.5 BIL IN BACK TAXES, PLUS INTEREST, TO IRELAND *

EUROPEAN COMMISSION CONCLUDED AFTER THREE-YEAR INVESTIGATION THAT APPLE HAD RECEIVED ILLEGAL TAX BENEFITS OVER 11 YEARS *

INVESTIGATION FOUND APPLE EFFECTIVELY PAID 1% TAX ON ITS EUROPEAN PROFITS IN 2003 AND ABOUT 0.005% IN 2014, WHILE STANDARD RATE OF IRISH CORPORATE TAX IS 12.5% *

IRELAND AND APPLE BOTH SAY THEY DISAGREE WITH RECORD PENALTY AND WILL APPEAL RULING *

U.N. SAYS "MINIMUM" OF 10,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED OR WOUNDED IN YEMEN'S 18-MONTH CIVIL WAR, ROOTED IN 2012 OUSTER OF FORMER PRES ALI ABDULLAH SALEH *

CONFLICT PITS YEMEN'S INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED GOVT AND SAUDI-LED COALITION AGAINST IRAN-BACKED SHIITE HOUTHI REBELS AND FORCES LOYAL TO SALEH *

U.N. SAID LAST WEEK THAT ALMOST 4,000 CIVILIANS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN CONFLICT, WITH AIRSTRIKES BY SAUDI-LED COALITION RESPONSIBLE FOR 60% OF DEATHS *

CONFLICT HAS DISPLACED 3 MIL YEMENIS AND FORCED 200,000 TO SEEK REFUGE ABROAD *

LOCAL AFFILIATES OF AL QAEDA AND ISIS HAVE EXPLOITED FIGHTING TO EXPAND THEIR REACH *

ABOUT 6,500 MIGRANTS RESCUED OFF LIBYA, ACCORDING TO ITALIAN COAST GUARD, IN ONE OF LARGEST RESCUE OPS OF ITS KIND TO DATE *

OFFICIALS SAY 40 COORDINATED RESCUE MISSIONS TOOK PLACE MON ABOUT 12 MILES OFF LIBYAN TOWN OF SABRATHA *

MORE THAN 1,100 MIGRANTS WERE RESCUED IN THE SAME AREA ON SUN *

LAST YEAR, MORE THAN 1 MIL MIGRANTS ARRIVED IN EUROPE, SPARKING CRISIS AND CAUSING DIVISION IN EU AS COUNTRIES STRUGGLED TO COPE WITH INFLUX *

INTL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION SAYS ABOUT 106,000 PEOPLE HAVE ARRIVED IN ITALY SO FAR THIS YEAR, WHILE 2,726 HAVE DIED TRYING TO GET THERE *

U.S. AGRICULTURE DEPT CLOSES SIX OFFICES IN FIVE STATES AFTER RECEIVING "SEVERAL ANONYMOUS MESSAGES" *

USDA SAYS SAFETY OF USDA PERSONNEL AND FACILITIES LED IT TO CLOSE OFFICES IN CO, CT, MD, NC AND WV *

USDA SAYS IT'S WORKING WITH FBI AND FED AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO DETERMINE WHETHER THREATS ARE CREDIBLE *

20 DEM SENS DEMANDING ANSWERS ABOUT STEEP PRICE HIKES FOR LIFE-SAVING EPIPEN INJECTOR DEVICE, IN LETTER TO MYLAN PHARMACEUTICAL CEO HEATHER BRESCH, DAUGHTER OF SEN. JOE MANCHIN (D-WV) *

SENS SAY IN LETTER THAT PRICE HIKES OF MORE THAN 500% HAVE JEOPARDIZED ACCESS TO EMERGENCY ALLERGY SHOTS FOR MANY AMERICANS *

MYLAN HAS RESPONDED TO PUBLIC OUTRAGE OVER PRICE HIKES BY EXPANDING PROGRAMS TO MAKE EPIPENS MORE AFFORDABLE AND PROMISING A CHEAPER, GENERIC VERSION IN COMING WEEKS *

SENS, WHO SAY GENERIC DEVICE STILL COSTS THREE TIMES MORE THAN THE BRANDED EPIPEN DID IN 2007, ARE ASKING MYLAN TO ANSWER DETAILED QUESTIONS BY SEPT 12 *

ISIS SAYS ITS SPOX HAS BEEN "MARTYRED" IN NORTHERN SYRIA *

TERROR ORG'S MEDIA WING SAYS ABU MUHAMMED AL-ADNANI WAS "MARTYRED WHILE SURVEYING THE OPERATIONS TO REPEL THE MILITARY CAMPAIGNS AGAINST ALEPPO" *

ISIS HAS RELEASED SEVERAL AUDIO FILES ONLINE IN WHICH ADNANI DELIVERS FIERY SERMONS URGING FOLLOWERS TO CARRY OUT ATTACKS *

ISIS HAS SEEN SERIES OF SETBACKS IN RECENT WEEKS, INCLUDING IN SYRIA'S NORTHERN ALEPPO PROVINCE, WHERE TURKISH TROOPS AND ALLIED SYRIAN REBELS DROVE ISIS TERRORISTS OUT OF BORDER TOWN OF JARABLUS LAST WEEK *

PRES OBAMA SHORTENS SENTENCES OF 111 FED INMATES IN LATEST ROUND OF COMMUTATIONS FOR NONVIOLENT DRUG-OFFENDERS, SOME OF WHOM WERE SERVING LIFE TERMS *

WHITE HOUSE SAYS PRES OBAMA HAS NOW GRANTED A TOTAL OF 673 COMMUTATIONS, MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS TEN PRESIDENTS COMBINED *

WH AND DOJ SAY THEY EXPECT MORE COMMUTATIONS IN WKS TO COME *

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