Associated Press/Photo by Seth Wenig

New York City truck attack patterned after ISIS instructions

International | Driver’s actions mimicked vehicle attacks on pedestrians in Europe
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/01/17, 02:17 pm

UNITED STATES: An Uber driver turned terrorist truck driver on Tuesday plowed into pedestrians and cyclists—killing eight and wounding at least 11—along a lower Manhattan park beautified in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

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White House renews, tweaks travel ban

by Evan Wilt
Posted 9/25/17, 11:50 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump issued new travel restrictions Sunday hours before his existing immigration executive order expired. The new proclamation retains travel restrictions to five countries from the first order: Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. Trump added Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela and removed Sudan. The new limits are set to take effect Oct. 18.

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Catholic priest freed in Yemen

International | Plus U.S.-Russia relations, a declaration on religious freedom, and more international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/13/17, 12:41 pm

YEMEN: The Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil, the Catholic priest kidnapped in March 2016 during a deadly attack on a Missions of Charity home in Aden, was released by militants with ties to ISIS following coordinated efforts by the Vatican, Saudi officials, and the Sultan of Oman.

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