Bomb squad called in U.S. shooting
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Qaeda militants 'moved US hostage ahead of Yemen raid'

Yemeni special forces took part in the raid in the southeastern province of HadramawtAl-Qaeda militants holding an American journalist in Yemen moved him and two other foreign hostages just days before a raid to free him, a Yemeni defence ministry website said. The journalist as well as a British national and a South African are among several hostages held by Al-Qaeda in the violence-wracked country, according to the ministry's 26Sep.net news website. On Tuesday, Yemeni special forces, said to have been backed by US commandos, raided an Al-Qaeda hideout in Hajr As-Saghir, in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, to free the captives. The ministry website reported late Wednesday that hours before the raid the militants moved the American journalist, the Briton and the South African.


Would-be Moldova election kingmaker flees country ahead of Sunday polls
CHISINAU (Reuters) - A would-be kingmaker in elections in Moldova, millionaire dark horse candidate Renato Usatii, said on Friday he had fled to Russia fearing arrest after his party was excluded from the vote in a move likely to embolden pro-European rivals.






Suspect Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting in Austin, Texas
Police in Austin, Texas opened fire on a suspected gunman this morning after the man fired a gun at city buildings, the Austin Police Department said.

Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House

U.S. Senator Schumer casts his vote at a polling station in the Brooklyn Borough of New YorkBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Criticism of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over taxes, energy and immigration. In a high-profile speech on Tuesday dissecting Democrats' losses in this month's midterm elections, Charles Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, listed "a cascade of issues" botched by the White House, starting with Obama's push for healthcare reforms soon after he took office in 2009. ...


Ohio State Coach Offers Prayers for Missing Player
Ohio State coach says missing football player is a hard worker, prays for his safe return

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