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FILE - In this Thursday, May 23, 2013 file photo, the Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police Bernard Hogan-Howe leaves 10 Downing Street in London, following a meeting of Cobra. The head of London’s police force says as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat. Hogan-Howe told the BBC on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 that normally security services disrupt one plot annually. However, he says this year alone authorities have disrupted “we think four or five.’’(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this yearScotland Yard chief says up to 5 terror plots foiled this year amid increasing threat
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Marion Barry remembered for love of DCFormer DC Mayor Marion Barry remembered for his love of the city he served
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Snow covers the roof at Schmidt's Collision and Glass after it collapsed after taking on heavy snow during this week's lake-effect snowstorms on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Hamburg, N.Y.  Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped by this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Buffalo residents urged to prepare for floodingBuffalo mayor urges residents to prepare for flooding as workers make strides in removing snow
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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov waves from the balcony of  Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Nov.23, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Iran: Nuclear talks may focus on an extensionIranian delegate to nuclear talks says negotiations may turn to extension Sunday evening
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Jindal seen as liability for GOP candidate CassidyUnpopular at home, Gov. Jindal seen as liability for Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy
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A man takes a photo of a damaged houses Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 after a strong earthquake hit Hakuba, Nagano prefecture, central Japan, Saturday night. More than 20 people have been hurt after the magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook the mountainous area that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY
Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquakeDamage assessment shows Japanese earthquake destroyed 50 homes, injured more than 40 people
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An Indian flag is waved by faithful prior to the start of the Beatification mass of Eufrasia Eluvathingal, Amato Ronconi, Antonio Farina, Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Nicola Saggio da Longobardi and Amato Ronconi celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 ItaliansPope Francis canonizes 2 Indians and 4 Italians who dedicated their lives to the poor
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Protesters hold up an upside-down flag as the stand in the street to block traffic Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, along a stretch of road where violent protests occurred following the August shooting of unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Ferguson prepares for grand jury decisionAs barricades go up, Ferguson awaits grand jury decision; group says no decision reached
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A woman walks past a wall plastered with electoral campaign posters two days before the first round of the presidential elections in Tunis, Tunisia, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Tunisia's presidential election represents the final phase in a torturous and difficult transition to democracy since Tunisians overthrew Ben Ali in January 2011 — sparking the Arab Spring protests that ousted autocrats across the Middle East.  (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
Tunisians hold landmark presidential electionTunisia holds landmark presidential election, with voters weighing achievements of revolution
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  • Iowa man charged in random shootings

    Authorities say a man who drove around a Des Moines suburb and randomly opened fire is charged with attempted murder. Pleasant Hill Public Information Officer Adam Choat says 32-year-old Pete Jason Polson faces several charges stemming from Monday morning's shootings, including two counts of attempted murder. Star Tribune, Mon, Nov 17 2014 @ 06:42 PM
  • Metro Man Missing, Officials Haven't Found Family Either

    DES MOINES, Iowa-Des Moines police say an elderly man has disappeared and they haven't been able to locate his family to notify about him missing. Charles Lanam, 80, was last seen November 14th, at his apartment in Des Moines' Ligutti Towers, according to a police news release Saturday afternoon. WHO-TV Des Moines, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 07:13 PM
  • Pleasant Hill Police Arrest Three Students after Yik Yak Threats

    Pleasant Hill police, city officials and the Iowa Department of Public Safety announced three arrests in the Southeast Polk Schools threats case Friday. The teens were taken into custody and charged on Friday afternoon. KCRG, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 10:26 PM
  • Man faces more charges in random shooting ...

    COURT RECORDS SHOW 32-YEAR-OLD PETE JASON POLSON NOW FACES SEVERAL DRUG CHARGES, INCLUDING POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER. HE REMAINS AT THE POLK COUNTY JAIL, WHERE HIS CASH BOND WAS INCREASED TO $840,000. WMT-AM Cedar Rapids, Tue, Nov 18 2014 @ 01:43 PM
  • Father of Pleasant Hill Shooting Suspect Arrested

    The father of the man accused of going on a shooting spree in Pleasant Hill was arrested hours after his son, Monday. Accused shooter, Pete Polson, 32, went before a Polk County judge Tuesday morning. WHO-TV Des Moines, Tue, Nov 18 2014 @ 01:35 PM
  • Do you know Joseph Haymoff?

    The curious, who were mostly French on this early November day, carefully made their way down through the hedges and brambles and thorny bushes of the steep embankment until the spiky plants opened onto the sand. Everyone stopped to look over the vast beach at low tide. Cityview Online, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 06:57 AM
  • Doing time in Des Moines

    Editor's note: The following includes excerpts from the diary of Steve Clemens, a self-described peace and justice activist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was arrested for criminal trespass while condemning the use of drones while with the Des Moines Catholic Worker group this past summer. He chose to be booked into the Polk County Jail for 48 hours rather than pay a $100 fine, only later to learn of the jail's $195 room and board charges. Cityview Online, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 06:57 AM
  • Mary Rutan Hospital welcomes new orthopedic surgeon

    Dr. Brennen Smith, DO, is the newest orthopedic surgeon to join the expert team of physicians at Mary Rutan Hospital Orthopedics, located at 2221 Timber Trail, in Bellefontaine. Dr. Smith received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. Peak Of Ohio, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 11:46 AM
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