Senate panel backs president...Satisfaction, not tears...Search for serial rapist

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Updated: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 07:16:15 EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A resolution allowing U.S. strikes against Syria for its suspected use of chemical weapons has cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a 10-7 vote. The measure includes a pledge of support for "decisive changes to the present military balance of power" in Syria's civil war. The proposal is expected to reach the Senate floor next week. CLEVELAND (AP) — There is grim satisfaction in Ariel Castro's neighborhood in Cleveland after residents learned of his suicide in a prison cell. Castro pleaded guilty to holding three women captive for a decade in his house. Prosecutor Tim McGinty also mocked Castro, saying the former school bus driver "couldn't take for even a month, a small portion of what he had dished out for more than a decade." His victims didn't comment. DALLAS (AP) — Police in Dallas say a serial rapist has attacked six women in the last two weeks and eight, total, since June in a neighborhood near downtown that will host the state fair later this month. Investigators say the latest victim came forward Wednesday. They say the suspect targets women who are out walking in the early morning hours near Fair Park. AKRON, Oh. (AP) — A judge has again blocked an Ohio hospital from forcing a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments. The girl's family stopped treatment because it was making her extremely sick. Doctors at Akron Children's Hospital say the girl's leukemia is treatable and that she will die without chemotherapy. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says the father of a Cherokee girl in the middle of a long-running adoption case must go to South Carolina to face accusations that he is interfering with custody of the girl. Fallin had said last month that she wouldn't sign the order if the father showed a willingness to work with the South Carolina couple who want to adopt the 3-year-old girl.

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