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September 22, 2014

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  • Today in History

    18 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Tuesday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2014. There are 99 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1779, during the Revolutionary War, the American warship Bon Homme Richard, commanded by John Paul ...

  • Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail ...

  • Fox attacks 2nd grader, teacher during gym class

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Four people were bitten by a fox on Monday, including a second grade boy who was attacked during an outdoor gym class, and the boy's gym teacher who ran to his aide and ripped the ...

  • How the US has justified overseas military action

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) A look at the domestic legal justifications the U.S. has used for military action around the world: IRAQ AND SYRIA Congress passed an Authorization for the Use of Military Force in Iraq in 2002, clearing the way for the U.S.-led ...

  • AP Top News At 10:53 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey 10 Things to Know for Tuesday Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case Focus on UVa employee in student's disappearance Businesses and investors pressing for green ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 10:29 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) Pentagon: US, partners expand airstrikes into Syria against Islamic State group targets US and partners launch 1st airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants 10 Things to Know for Tuesday Prosecutor: More than 800 rounds of ammo found in car ...

  • AP Top News at 10:14 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a ...

  • Boy killed in shed fire behind house on Cape Cod

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Cape Cod, Massachusetts say a young boy has died in a fast-moving fire in a small storage shed where neighbors say children were playing behind a house. Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe ...

  • Abbas: Will demand UN resolution to end occupation

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will demand an international resolution that would set a timetable for ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories when he speaks to the U.N. General Assembly this week. If the U.N. ...

  • Louisiana judge: Gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    3 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge in Louisiana has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in part because he says it violates equal protection rights. KLFY-TV (http://bit.ly/1oe39Gl) reported that Judge Edward Rubin ruled Monday that the ...

  • Bear suspected to have killed New Jersey hiker

    3 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim's body when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    3 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. WHAT POLICE FIND IN ACCUSED WHITE HOUSE INTRUDER'S CAR Investigators discover more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the vehicle of the ...

  • Turkish indicates Islamic state prisoners swap

    4 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan has indicated that his country may have traded prisoners of the Islamic State group it held captive in exchange for 49 Turkish hostages held by the militants. Asked about it in ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 8:05 p.m. EDT

    4 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) State police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody Focus on UVa employee in student's disappearance Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in Wesleyan orders fraternities to become coed California wildfire crews brace for ...

  • FAA: Airplane makes emergency landing in Omaha

    4 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say a commercial airplane traveling from Boston to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Nebraska. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Virgin America flight made the unscheduled landing Monday morning at Omaha's Eppley Airfield. ...

  • Trial opens for sheriff accused of 'road rage'

    5 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say a northern New Mexico sheriff abused his power when he roughed up a motorist and pointed his revolver to the driver's head during a traffic stop in "a fit of road rage." Federal prosecutor ...

  • Portland man hides in church to avoid deportation

    5 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland community activist originally from El Salvador has spent the weekend hidden in a church after immigration authorities tried to detain him last week. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Francisco Aguirre is facing ...

  • Investigation continues in Wyoming hospital crash

    6 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The investigation continued Monday into a car crash that killed two people at a Casper, Wyoming, hospital. Capt. Steve Freel of the Casper Police Department said Monday that Brandon Avery and Amanda Strickland, both 27, died ...

  • Mexico pres: army killing of 22 to get full probe

    6 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto says the attorney general will answer questions about an army killing of 22 people that a witness said was a massacre. Pena Nieto says the federal prosecutor is digging into the ...

  • Prosecutor: NYC might face legal action over jails

    6 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor said Monday he was troubled by a news report that New York City officials provided incomplete statistics on violence at problem-plagued Rikers Island jail and warned he may take legal action to force ...

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