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Man charged with plotting terror attack to appear in court

Man charged with plotting terror attack to appear in court

A 20-year-old North Carolina man was directed by a top Islamic State recruiter to initiate attacks on targets in North Carolina and Virginia, according to the Department of Justice. Federal prosecutors said Sullivan started watching violent ISIL attacks, such as beheadings, in September 2014 and collected them on his laptops. Sullivan admitted that he stole a.22-caliber rifle from his stepfather's gun cabinet, and forensic testing linked the rifle to Clark's death.



Jim Delligatti, inventor of the McDonald's Big Mac, dies at 98

But why would anybody want an extra bun in the middle of their hamburger? McDonald's says it sells hundreds of millions of the oversized burgers globally, although sales have slowed in recent years as millennials reportedly show less interest in super-sized fast food.



Trump, backers ask courts to halt or block 3 state recounts

Even if the recounts proceed, they are unlikely to change the election result. Iron County completed its recount on Friday, with Trump losing nine votes and Clinton gaining two votes. That motion is pending. Update , 7:52 p.m. Friday: Jill Stein has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the delay of her recount until next week, The Detroit News reports .


UN Security Council set to approve new NKorea sanctions

UN Security Council set to approve new NKorea sanctions

The tightening aims to cut $700-million (R9.8-billion) from Pyongyang's coal earnings, a 62 percent reduction from past year. Since then, the USA and its allies have called for tougher sanctions against North Korea; however, China, a North Korean ally and the primary importer of most of North Korea's exports, has been hesitant to sign on.


Concern for animals after aquarium evacuated due to wildfire

Concern for animals after aquarium evacuated due to wildfire

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is home to almost 11,000 animals, including some endangered species. In a news release Tuesday morning, authorities say three people who suffered severe burns have been transferred from a Knoxville hospital to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, which has a burn unit.