While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 22 edition

Attacker in New Orleans airport had home-made bombs in bag

The man who attacked security agents at a New Orleans airport on Friday night had six home-made bombs in a bag, officials said at a news conference on Saturday.

The man, 62-year-old Richard White, was shot three times by a Sheriff’s deputy as he brandished a machete and chased a Transportation Security Administration agent. Earlier he sprayed other agents at an airport security checkpoint with wasp repellent.

White, who is unconscious and in critical condition in a local hospital, dropped a bag that contained six half-pint mason jars with cloth wicks in gasoline, commonly known as molotov cocktails, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said at a news conference.

The bag also contained a barbecue lighter, he said.

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Islamic State calls on backers to kill 100 US military personnel, posts names online

Islamic State has posted online what it says are the names, US addresses and photos of 100 American military service members, and called upon its "brothers residing in America" to kill them.

The Pentagon said after the information was posted on the Internet that it was investigating the matter.

In the posting, a group referring to itself as the "Islamic State Hacking Division" wrote in English that it had hacked several military servers, databases and e-mails and made public the information on 100 members of the US military so that "lone wolf" attackers can kill them.

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Bodies of French stars killed in Argentina helicopter crash to be flown home

The bodies of three top French sports stars and five crew members killed during a helicopter accident while filming a reality TV show in Argentina earlier this month were due to be flown back to France later on Saturday.

Coffins containing renowned yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, Olympic champion swimmer Camille Muffat and boxer Alexis Vastine and the five crew members were to be loaded on an Air France flight for arrival in Paris on Sunday.

The eight French nationals died along with two Argentine pilots on March 9 during filming of reality show Dropped when two helicopters collided shortly after take-off from the remote village of Villa Castelli in northwestern Argentina.

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Basketball: Canadian star guard Nash retires after 18 seasons

Steve Nash, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, announced his retirement on Saturday after having missed the entire season for the Los Angeles Lakers due to a nagging back injury.

"I'm retiring from basketball. Thanks for all the love through the years," the 41-year-old Canadian posted on his Twitter page, along with a link to an essay on the Players Tribune website explaining his decision.

Nash, a five-time NBA season assists leader known for accuracy at the free throw line and as a 3-point shooter, announced last October he would not play this season after doctors advised him to sit out because of lingering back pain.

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Football: Wenger proud as Arsenal keep winning streak going

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he was proud of his players after they stayed hot on the heels of second-placed Manchester City with a 2-1 Premier League win at Newcastle United on Saturday.

After the heartache of a midweek Champions League exit to Monaco, despite a valiant 2-0 win on the French Riviera, they dug deep into their energy reserves to survive a late Newcastle onslaught at St James' Park.

Olivier Giroud's first-half double ultimately proved decisive as the Gunners racked up a sixth successive win in all competitions to remain a point behind City and four adrift of leaders Chelsea who have two games in hand on the chasing pack.

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