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Illinois man charged in terrorism case

CHICAGO — A suburban ­Chicago man has been arrested on terrorism-related charges and accused of seeking to join an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in war-torn Syria, the FBI announced Saturday. Abdella ­Ahmad Tounisi, 18, was ­arrested Friday night as he attempted to board a flight from O’Hare International Airport to Turkey, the FBI said. The head of the FBI office in Chicago, Cory B. Nelson, said there are no links between ­Tounisi’s case and the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP) Texas

Coast Guard seeks missing fishermen

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard used boats, a helicopter, and airplanes Saturday to search for four fishermen who vanished off the Texas Gulf Coast ­after their boat sank. The Coast Guard received a distress signal from the 50-foot vessel at 3:30 a.m. Friday. The boat began sinking about 115 miles southeast of Galveston. One crew member was rescued. (AP)

New York

Possible remains at Ground Zero

NEW YORK — The New York City medical examiner’s office said the possible remains of one person have been found during the sifting of newly uncovered debris from the site of the ­September 2001 terrorist attacks. More than two dozen ­potential human remains have been found since the effort started at the beginning of April. The most recent was found Saturday. (AP)


Rising river level hampers traffic


CLARKSVILLE — The fast-rising Mississippi River was making travel difficult Saturday, both on the river and for those trying to get across it. The Mississippi, Missouri, and other Midwestern rivers in at least six states have surged since torrential rains hit the region over the last few days. Flash flooding killed at least two people. (AP)

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