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OBAMA-TERRORISM

WASHINGTON -- In a rare Oval Office address, President Barack Obama vows the United States will overcome a new phase of the terror threat that seeks to "poison the minds" of people here and around the world, as he seeks to reassure Americans shaken by recent attacks in Paris and California. By Julie Pace.

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VENEZUELA-ELECTIONS

CARACAS, Venezuela -- The socialist system built by Hugo Chavez faced its gravest electoral test as Venezuelans cast ballots in what seems to have become a tightening race for control of the national legislature. By Hannah Dreier.

AP photos.

WITH: VENEZUELA-ELECTIONS-GLANCE. A look at Venezuela, which is holding crucial congressional elections.

CALIFORNIA SHOOTING-PHONE RECORDS

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government's ability to review and analyze five years' worth of telephone records for the married couple blamed in the deadly shootings in California lapsed just four days earlier when the National Security Agency's controversial mass surveillance program was formally shut down. By Ted Bridis.

AP Photos.

SYRIAN REFUGEES-TEXAS

UNDATED -- Two Syrian families are expected to arrive in Texas on Monday, days after the state backed down from efforts to block refugees from resettling in the state following the Paris attacks.

AP Photos.

KILLINGS BY POLICE-CHICAGO

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Justice Department is expected to launch a wide-ranging investigation this week into the patterns and practices of the Chicago Police Department after recent protests over a video showing a white Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times, according to a person familiar with the matter. By Don Babwin and Eric Tucker.

AP Photos.

SPACE STATION

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- A U.S. shipment of much-needed groceries and other astronaut supplies rocketed toward the International Space Station for the first time in months, reigniting NASA's commercial delivery service. By Marcia Dunn.

AP Photos.

CROSS-BORDER AIRPORT

UNDATED -- The U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego is one of the world's most fortified international divides, with a towering fence and border agents patrolling 24/7. This week, that same border will be home to a new commercial airport where passengers can walk from one country to the other. By Elliot Spagat.

AP Photos, video.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

OBIT-HOLLY WOODLAWN

LOS ANGELES -- Holly Woodlawn, the transgender actress made famous by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey in their 1970s films "Trash" and "Women in Revolt," has died. Woodlawn died in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer, said her former caretaker and friend Mariela Huerta. She was 69.

AP Photo.

SPORTS:

FIFA INVESTIGATION-BURGA ARRESTED

LIMA, Peru -- The former head of the Peruvian football federation, Manuel Burga, has been arrested in the growing FIFA bribery probe.


Updated : 2021-09-26 08:36 GMT+08:00