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September 23, 2014

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  • Clothes taken in search for missing UVa student

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a second search of the home of the man believed to be the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student, officials said they took pieces of clothing, but they would not elaborate ...

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,206

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) As of Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at least 2,206 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is ...

  • Main developments in fight against extremist group

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) Here is a look at the main developments Tuesday in the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against militants from the Islamic State group. — Warplanes from the U.S. and Arab allies strike Islamic State group positions in Syria for the first time, ...

  • Philippine leader questions intent of China ships

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says his nation will stick up for its territorial rights in the disputed South China Sea. Aquino voiced concern Tuesday that a June mission by two Chinese survey ships at the ...

  • Turkey is considering a military role against IS

    28 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is considering expanding support of NATO operations against the Islamic State group to include military involvement. His comments Tuesday to Turkish reporters in New York mark a potential shift ...

  • NYC officials denounce anti-Islam transit ads

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Elected officials and faith leaders are denouncing anti-Islamic ads soon to appear on New York City transit buses and subway stations. Six different ads will appear next week on 100 buses. Some depict American journalist James ...

  • 4th immigrant holding facility to open in Texas

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) DILLEY, Texas (AP) — Federal officials have announced U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will open a fourth center to house families apprehended while crossing the Southwest border into the U.S. Authorities said Tuesday that ICE will operate the residential facility ...

  • AP Top Political News At 3:35 p.m. EDT

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) Airstrikes in Syria: US, Arab allies hit IS sites Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes US officials: Terrorist group was nearing attack Would US have right of hot pursuit in Syria? Hillary Clinton highlights gender as 2016 looms At ...

  • Prosecutor seeks 10 years for teacher rapist

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana prosecutor will seek 10 years in prison for a teacher who raped a 14-year-old student after the Supreme Court rejected a one-month sentence handed down earlier by a judge who pinned responsibility on the ...

  • Police: UPS gunman had been fired the day before killing 2, then himself at Alabama warehouse

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police: UPS gunman had been fired the day before killing 2, then himself at Alabama warehouse.

  • Florida man admits to killing family in 911 call

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — With an edgy yet calm voice, Donald Spirit told a 911 dispatcher he had just killed his six grandchildren, including a baby, and would wait until authorities arrived before going to his back porch and killing ...

  • Manpower added to fight wildfire as winds expected

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say almost 2,000 firefighters have been added to battle a Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes in anticipation of erratic winds and hotter temperatures. State fire Battalion Chief Scott McLean says Tuesday that about ...

  • University of Michigan moving centuries-old tree

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A towering, nearly 300-year-old tree at the University of Michigan is set to be moved — carefully — to make way for a school expansion. It won't be moving far: A trailer scheduled to arrive ...

  • AP Top News At 2:37 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) Airstrikes in Syria: US, Arab allies hit IS sites Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes Obama: No nation has 'free pass' on climate change US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan. Florida man admits to killing family ...

  • Abbas: Seeks Israeli pullout resolution Thursday

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas Abbas says he will submit a resolution to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday seeking a three-year timetable for the withdrawal of Israeli forces Palestinian lands. The resolution will be handed in ...

  • Prosecutors: Texas man used cocaine to buy votes

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 47-year-old man provided cocaine to secure votes for school board candidates in South Texas. A federal judge in McAllen on Monday scheduled the arraignment of Francisco "Frankie" Garcia of Donna for next ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 2:18 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) US, Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraq; US also strikes cell of al-Qaida veterans Obama scores coalition victory in rallying Arab nations to join in Syria strikes Obama pledges new US climate change initiative, says no nation gets ...

  • Prosecutor: Child had lighter at deadly shed fire

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities investigating a fire that killed an 8-year-old Massachusetts boy say a child was playing with a lighter inside a shed that apparently contained gasoline for a lawnmower. Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe on ...

  • Arizona fugitive captured after months on run

    3 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A physically fit inmate who escaped from an Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop and pulling apart an overhead security fence has been captured. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says Wade Cole Dickinson ...

  • Suspect in fatal California gym attack charged

    3 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say the victim of a fatal beating at a San Francisco Bay Area gym had asked the suspect's girlfriend whether she wanted a ride on his motorcycle days earlier. San Mateo County District Attorney ...

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