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UK parliament attacker British-born, had been investigated over extremism concerns

LONDON The attacker who killed three people near the British parliament before being shot dead was British-born and was once investigated by MI5 intelligence agents over concerns about violent extremism, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. | Video

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Jobless claims unexpectedly rise; labor market still strong

WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below a level associated with a strengthening labor market.

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U.S.-Israeli teen arrested in Israel over bomb threats to Jewish centers

JERUSALEM A man was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of hoax bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand over the past three months, police said on Thursday.

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Supreme Court nomination fight puts focus on vulnerable Democrats

WASHINGTON As a grueling U.S. Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch finishes on Thursday, the spotlight turns to whether he will gain the support of vulnerable Democratic senators who are up for re-election in 2018.

Vote looming, Trump struggles to win Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday was set to make a final push on Thursday to secure the votes to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives, with signs that enough Republicans might defect to jeopardize one of his top legislative priorities. | Video

Cabin or hold? Tech ban latest step in bomb detection battle

PARIS/DUBAI A ban on large carry-on electronics on some international flights lays bare a high-stakes scientific battle between militant groups and security chiefs that has already dramatically altered airline travel, especially since the September 2001 attacks in the United States.

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Belgium arrests man trying to drive down shopping street at high speed

BRUSSELS Police in the northern Belgian city of Antwerp said on Thursday they had detained a man who tried to enter the main pedestrianized shopping street in a car at high speed, adding security in the city would be stepped up.