The Explorer: Today's Headlines

Today's Headlines

  • (Sept. 19) Today's Top Headlines - Voter registration fraud probe looms in Georgia

    Fox News:As the pastor of Atlanta's famed Ebenezer Baptist Church, Rev. Raphael Warnock knows how to deliver a line for maximum effect. He employed that skill Wednesday, decrying a fraud probe the state has launched into a minority voter registration drive."You don't have to wear a hood -- you don't have to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan to be engaged in voter suppression. We know voter suppression when we see it," Warnock told a press conference in Georgia's Capitol building.For the full story, visit:

  • (Sept. 19) Today's Top Headlines -

    Fox News:Police looking for clues in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student found enough evidence in a car to obtain a warrant to search an apartment, and a news conference was scheduled for Friday afternoon to discuss the latest developments in the case.The flurry of activity indicated a possible major break in the case of Hannah Graham, 18, who disappeared Saturday morning. She was last seen on a security camera early Saturday at the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. A person of interest who a witness saw with Graham was being sought, and neighbors at the apartment complex said they saw police talking to a man who matched that person's description, according to the Charlottesville Daily Progress.For the full story, visit:

  • (Sept. 19) Today's Top Headlines - CIA halts spying in Europe

    MSN News:The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and former U.S. officials.The pause in decades of espionage, which remains partially in effect, was designed to give CIA officers time to examine whether they were being careful enough and to evaluate whether spying on allies is worth running the risk of discovery, said a U.S. official who has been briefed on the situation.For the full story, visit:

  • (Sept. 18) Today's Top Headlines - Military leaders urge Obama to explore additional options

    Fox News:While President Obama seeks to take the fight to the Islamic State, he’s got a battle brewing with his own brain trust over whether to leave the door open to committing American troops to combat roles.Obama and his top advisers stressed Wednesday that a “combat role” for U.S. troops has been ruled out.But current and former military officials have at least pressed the president to keep his options open.The latest voice to weigh in was retired Gen. James Mattis, former commander of U.S. Central Command, who at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday said the U.S. should not tell its enemy “what you're not going to do.”For the full story, visit

  • (Sept. 18) Today's Top Headlines - Australian police detain 15 to prevent attack plot

    Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a random, violent attack in Australia as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said.Australian police detained 15 people and raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney in the country's largest counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated an attack was being planned on Australian soil.Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he had been briefed on Wednesday night about the operation that was prompted by information that an Islamic State movement leader in the Middle East was calling on Australian supporters to kill.For the full story, visit

  • (Sept. 18) Today's Top Headlines - California wildfire shows explosive growth

    An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday.The fire east of Sacramento had burned through 111 square miles, up from 44 square miles on Wednesday when it forced additional evacuations, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It was only 5 percent contained.Most of the threatened homes were in Pollock Pines, 60 miles east of Sacramento. Hundreds of them were under evacuation orders, but it wasn't immediately clear exactly how many.

  • (Sept. 12) Today's Top Headlines - Two Navy jets crash into Pacific Ocean

    MSN News:Two U.S. Navy jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean, where one pilot was rescued and another was missing, the Pentagon said Friday. A search for the missing pilot was underway.The F/A-18C Hornet fighter jets were from Carrier Air Wing 17 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's San Joaquin Valley. The air wing is embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.The crash occurred at 5:40 p.m. local time in an unspecified area of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, according to a U.S. 7th Fleet statement. There were no immediate details on how the crash occurred.For the full story, visit:

  • (Sept. 12) Today's Top Headlines - Three infants found dead in home

    MSN News:A woman who lived at a squalid Massachusetts home where the bodies of three infants were found has been ordered held without bail.Not guilty pleas were entered Friday on behalf of 31-year-old Erika Murray on charges including fetal death concealment and witness intimidation. She isn't charged in the deaths.Meanwhile, the search continued for more possible bodies at the Blackstone home were four other children previously were removed.For the full story, visit:

  • (Sept. 12) Today's Top Headlines - Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

    MSN News:A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing.Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was not enough evidence to support the contention that Pistorius knew Steenkamp was behind a locked toilet door in his home when he shot through the door in the predawn hours of Valentine's Day last year. Masipa said prosecutors had not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Pistorius intended to kill Steenkamp.For the full story, visit

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