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Suspect in quadruple homicide caught

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the slayings of a corporate executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son and a housekeeper at a northwest Washington mansion. U.S. Marshals Service spokesman David Neumann says 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint was arrested around 10:45 p.m. Thursday in northeast Washington. Wint is a welder who previously worked for Maryland-based American Iron Works. Savvas Savopoulos, 46, who was slain at his home, was the CEO of that company. Savopoulos' $4.5 million mansion was set on fire after the slayings on May 14.

Gyrocopter pilot pleads not guilty

Doug Hughes, who landed a gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the Capitol in broad daylight last month, pleaded not guilty to all six charges he faces in connection with the incident. Hughes, 61, a postal worker from Florida, said after his court hearing that he will never pull a similar stunt again — and doesn't recommend anyone else try it either. His next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.


U.S. wraps up earthquake relief efforts

U.S. military personnel who had been assisting earthquake relief and rescue efforts in Nepal began leaving Thursday, while the remaining personnel and helicopters will leave in a few days, the Nepalese army said. About 300 U.S. service members joined the humanitarian aid effort there after the devastating April 25 earthquake, delivering over 110 tons of emergency relief supplies, evacuating 63 victims and transporting 534 Nepalese to safer ground, the U.S. Defense Department said in a statement.


U.S. confirms civilian deaths in war on ISIL

American airstrikes have killed at least two civilians since they began in Iraq and Syria last year, the Pentagon said in its first acknowledgment of noncombatant deaths in the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The U.S. Central Command said it had concluded that two children were likely killed in strikes around the city of Harim in Syria on Nov. 5-6, 2014. The strikes targeted an Al-Qaida cell known as the Khorasan group.


Youth unemployment at world high

For millions of young people in the Middle East and North Africa, jobs remain out of reach, and the problem has only worsened in the post-Arab Spring turmoil. Regional youth unemployment stands at 29.5 percent, the world's highest rate, said the International Labor Organization. Starting Thursday, hundreds of leaders from 58 countries are coming together for a regional conference of the World Economic Forum and Mideast youth unemployment will be on the agenda. The problem has been debated by regional decisionmakers for years, but has taken on even greater urgency with the growing appeal of militant ideas among desperate young people.

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