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September 17, 2014

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  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    4 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT U.S. LAWMAKERS READY TO OK The House is set to approve Obama's plan to order training and arms for moderate Syrian ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 5:28 a.m. EDT

    4 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria Obama expands US response to Ebola epidemic as doctor who survived says no time to waste South Korea detains US man who apparently tried ...

  • Quotations in the News

    7 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) "To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president." — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs ...

  • Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

    7 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile barreled toward Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the last ...

  • Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

    7 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Marijuana activists in Colorado are tackling old stoner stereotypes in a new ad blitz aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot. To get their message across, they are skewering some of the old Drug ...

  • Tulsa sheriff's deputy accused of sexual assault

    8 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has been accused of sexually assaulting two women at a Tulsa County home. Tulsa County Maj. Shannon Clark says the 26-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday night. He was being held ...

  • Woman faces sentencing for buying killer his guns

    9 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking an extra-long sentence for a woman who bought the guns used by her former neighbor to kill two upstate New York firefighters on Christmas Eve. The U.S. Attorney's Office is asking for ...

  • 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled

    10 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Twenty-one people, many of whom are doing work that touches on race relations, same-sex marriage, climate change and other issues that are dominating the news, have each been awarded "genius grants" from the MacArthur Foundation. The Chicago-based ...

  • Today in History

    10 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Wednesday, September 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 17, 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland during World War II, more than two weeks after ...

  • AP Top News At 11:52 p.m. EDT

    10 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time? 10 Things to Know for Wednesday Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show Hunt on ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 11:37 p.m. EDT

    10 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) US may use ground forces in Iraq if air campaign against militants fails, top general says Obama declares Ebola a global threat, outlines response — but will it be enough and in time? 10 Things to Know for Wednesday Ukraine ...

  • Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

    11 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against police. ...

  • Search for Md. sisters missing since 1975 resumes

    12 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) Law enforcement officials say investigators are searching near Lynchburg, Virginia, in connection with the unsolved 1975 abduction of two young sisters from Maryland. The Bedford County Sheriff's Office in Bedford, Virginia, said in a statement posted late Tuesday on its ...

  • Lava on Hawaii continues moving through vacant lot

    12 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to move slowly through a vacant lot in a rural subdivision. Hawaii County spokesman Kevin Dayton says it looks like the lava will bypass homes in the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision. ...

  • LA County deputy convicted in corruption case

    12 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails. James Sexton was found guilty of federal charges of conspiracy and obstruction ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    13 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. US GENERAL: GROUND TROOPS MAY BE NEEDED IN MIDEAST Gen. Martin Dempsey tells Congress that if Obama's current approach fails to defeat ...

  • Atlas V rocket launches, taking satellite aloft

    13 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A communications satellite has been launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carried aloft aboard an Atlas 5 rocket. The Atlas V lifted off at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday through a dark and cloudy sky ...

  • Man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group

    13 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others is now facing new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Federal ...

  • Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on gay marriage

    13 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — People looking for clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on state bans of gay marriage should watch the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday that ...

  • Retired agent awarded $173,000 in ATF lawsuit

    13 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — A retired federal agent was awarded $173,000 after a judge found the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives breached a 2007 settlement that resolved the agent's complaint that the agency didn't properly investigate threats made against ...

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