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Turkey Secures Release Of 49 Hostages From ISIS

Posted On September 20, 2014

(Istanbul) -- Nearly 50 hostages held for months by ISIS militants are safely back home in Turkey. Turkish officials say the captives were freed in a covert rescue operation. Few details of the operation are being released but the government said no ransoms were paid. The 49 hostages were abducted from a Turkish consulate in…

Pennsylvania Police Closing In On Suspected Cop Killer

Posted On September 20, 2014

(Canadensis, PA) -- Pennsylvania law enforcement agents are reportedly closing in on the suspected killer of a police officer. Eric Frein has been the subject of a massive manhunt since he allegedly ambushed two state troopers last Friday night outside a state police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pennsylvania. Frein is a self-taught survivalist and reportedly…

Homeland Security Eases Objections To Planned California Driver’s Licenses

Posted On September 20, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) -- After rejecting an earlier version, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is tentatively blessing California's proposed design for driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. A Department of Motor Vehicles announcement says the DMV is on track to hire more than 900 new employees and open four temporary offices by the January 1st, 2015…

Few Punches Pulled In Texas Governor Debate

Posted On September 20, 2014

(Edinburg, TX) -- The race to see who will become the next Texas Governor is heading into the final weeks and the candidates aren't pulling any punches. During Friday night's debate, Democrat Wendy Davis worked to portray Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott as a pawn for special interests. Abbot countered by connecting the state senator…

Obama: The World Is United In Fight Against ISIS

Posted On September 20, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is thanking Congress for its bipartisan support of arming moderate rebels in Syria to fight ISIS militants. During his weekly address, Obama said the world is united against the extremist group.   Friday, Obama signed into law a measure to spend about half a billion dollars to train and equip…