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Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai celebrate with music and dancing near his residence after he was named the winner and next president by the Afghan election commission, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

- Associated Press

Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan’s election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country’s new chief executive.

Russia wants to keep Ukraine off U.N. radar

- Associated Press

As world leaders gather at the U.N. this week, the U.S. and its European allies are consumed by efforts to blunt the savage advance of the Islamic State group, to end the raging Ebola epidemic and to make progress in nuclear negotiations with Iran. That’s likely just fine with Vladimir Putin, since these issues distract from Russia’s presence in neighboring Ukraine.

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In this undated handout photo released by Pakistan's rangers, Maj. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar, right, walks with Prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan's army on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, named a new chief to head the country's premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, which is also known by its acronym ISI. (AP Photo/Pakistan Rangers)

Pakistan appoints new spy chief

- Associated Press

Pakistan's military on Monday named a career army officer with experience of battling militants to head the country's premier intelligence agency as Islamabad struggles to combat a homegrown Islamic insurgency.

Remains found in shuttered Del. coroner's office

Associated Press

A bag of human remains has been found in the scandal-plagued Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, raising new questions about the work that was done at the facility before lawmakers shut it down.

Passers-by walk toward an entrance to the Cape Cod Mall, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Hyannis, Mass. Police and military officials were searching for three soldiers from the Afghanistan National Army who went missing Saturday during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base. The three Afghanistan National Army officers were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

State police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody

- Associated Press

Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said.

Assistant patrol agent in charge Lee Allbee, right, talks about the aerostat used by Border Patrol to look for smugglers and illegal crossings in the Rio Grande Valley,  Friday Sept. 5, 2014 at Penitas, Texas.  Since last November, the Border Patrol has stationed five surveillance sky cameras in the Rio Grande Valley area _ one in Penitas, two near Rio Grande City and two near Falfurrias, said agency spokesman Joe Gutierrez Jr.  (AP Photo/The Monitor, Gabe Hernandez)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT

More Border Patrol balloons expected in future?

- Associated Press

Near the banks of the Rio Grande, U.S. Border Patrol agents monitor a tethered balloon that carries a camera that can zoom in on a license plate miles away.

FILE - In this July 6, 2013 file still photo from a video produced by the Los Angeles Police Department, officers ride on an armored medical rescue vehicle in a drill simulating a terrorist attack in downtown Los Angeles. A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement agencies permits even those departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and receive lethal weaponry. That lack of communication between two parts of the federal government adds to questions about a program already facing an Obama administration review in the aftermath of the militarized police response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. The. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department, File)

Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

- Associated Press

A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.