New information on Paris attacks released

Reports from Europe this morning suggest a man wanted in connection with the terror attacks in Paris may have been arrested.Police carried out raids in Belgium this morning and closed several roads, with local media reporting Salah Abdeslam had been arrested.  But authorities are denying reports of the arrest.Abdeslam was actually questioned by police on Saturday but not arrested, despite having already been identified as the renter of a vehicle that carried hostage-takers to the Paris theatre where nearly three-quarters of Friday’s victims were killed.A police source says the 26-year-old was stopped just a few hours after the attacks as he drove towards the Belgian border.France’s prime minister says police staged more than 150 raids overnight in connection with Friday’s terror attacks in Paris that killed 129 people.France’s Interior minister says searches have so far found a rocket launcher, assault rifle and automatic pistols as well as bulletproof vests.It was also announced this morning that a Belgian-born man, believed to be in Syria has been identified as the mastermind behind Friday’s attacks in Paris.Abdelhamid Abboud is also linked to the attack on a high-speed train that was thwarted by passengers in August.Yesterday France launched what it calls “massive” air strikes on Islamic State targets in the group’s de-facto capital of Raqqa, Syria. read more

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Football AJ Alexanders career is over

Johnnie Dixon (1) is lifted into the air by A.J. Alexander (88) after Dixon’s touchdown during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Rutgers on Oct. 1. The Buckeyes won 58-0. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorRedshirt sophomore tight end A.J. Alexander’s playing career at Ohio State has come to an end after missing the entire 2017 season due to a knee injury, the university announced Tuesday.Alexander will be placed on a medical scholarship, according to a team release. This means that while he will no longer be on the team, he will still retain a scholarship after having his athletic career end due to an injury.It was revealed Alexander would miss the entire campaign due to season-ending knee surgery in June 2017. He played in all 13 games in 2016 and had four catches for 27 yards.He was expected to take on a bigger role in the 2018 season, following the departure of redshirt senior tight end Marcus Baugh. Ohio State will now need to find its starting tight end next season between redshirt freshmen Luke Farrell and Jake Hausmann, redshirt sophomore Rashod Berry, as well as incoming four-star recruit Jeremy Ruckert. Kierre Hawkins, another redshirt freshman tight end, transferred out of the program. read more

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