Authorities confirm suspected ringleader of Paris attacks died in police raid (Los Angeles Times)

PARIS — French authorities confirmed Thursday that the Islamic State militant suspected of masterminding the deadly Paris attacks was killed in a police raid the previous day. The body of Abdelhamid Abaaoud was found riddled with bullet and shrapnel wounds in the charred rubble of the raided apartment in a northern Parisian suburb. Investigators used fingerprint…