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Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. A gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police)Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday as they tracked a survivalist with two high-powered rifles and a grudge against police, identified as the gunman who killed one trooper and injured another in a late-night ambush outside a state police barracks.


Tanaka likely to start against Toronto on Sunday

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, of Japan, delivers during a simulated game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees' rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two month.


Netflix gets 'Love' comedy from Judd Apatow

In this March 10, 2014 file photo, Judd Apatow, 2014 PaleyFest Icon Award recipient, arrives at 2014 PaleyFest Icon Award celebration at The Paley Center for Media, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Netflix says the filmmaker Apatow is co-creating a new series that will take a comic look at modern relationships. Netflix said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, it has made a two-season commitment to the series, titled "Love." (Photo by Annie I. Bang/Invision/AP, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix says filmmaker Judd Apatow co-created a new series that will take a frank, comic look at modern relationships.


Braves' new stadium has a name _ SunTrust Park

Cobb County chairman Tim Lee, left, Atlanta Braves chairman Terry McGuirk, second from left, SunTrust CEO William Rogers, third from left, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, second from right, and Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron, right, wrap up a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlanta, for the Atlanta Braves new baseball stadium, which will be called SuntTust Park. The Braves will be moving from Turner Field in Fulton County to the new stadium being built in Cobb County in 2017. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark.


NJ Gov. Chris Christie visits South Carolina

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley answer questions from reporters in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Christie attended fund raisers in both North and South Carolina in his role as the chairman of the Republican Governors Association. But he remained coy on plans for a possible presidential run in two years. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chis Christie stayed coy Tuesday about any presidential plans as he raised campaign cash for GOP candidates in North and South Carolina.


Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

This Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, photo shows part of the HealthCare,gov website in Washington. Nonpartisan congressional investigators say the website has significant security weaknesses that could put Americans' personal information at risk. The Government Accountability Office said Tuesday, Sept. 16, that the Obama administration must resolve more than 20 specific security issues related to who can get into the online system, who can make changes in it and what to do in case the complex network fails.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded.


UPS to add 95,000 temp workers for holiday rush

A UPS worker unloads packages from his truck on December 20, 2012 in San Francisco, CaliforniaNew York (AFP) - US logistics giant UPS, criticized for late deliveries of Christmas presents last year, said Tuesday it has started to hire up to 95,000 temporary workers to avoid repeating the fiasco.


Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

Julio Valenzuela Jr. and Julio Valenzuela Sr. take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation of the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX (AP) — In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm.


Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama last week outlined his military plan to destroy the extremists, authorizing U.S. airstrikes inside Syria, stepping up attacks in Iraq and deploying additional American troops, with more than 1,000 now advising and assisting Iraqi security forces to counter the terrorism threat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.


Broncos, Seahawks top AP Pro32 before rematch

Denver Broncos strong safety T.J. Ward (43) celebrates a fourth-down stop against the Kansas City Chiefs in the closing seconds of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 24-17. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos finished last season as the top two teams in the league.


AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Holder said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.


Threat conviction tossed in violent poem caseSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has tossed the conviction of a Utah man who was found guilty of threatening to kill a professor by sending an email containing a violent anti-immigrant poem.Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

President Barack Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama traveled to the CDC, to address the Ebola crisis and announced that he is sending 3,000 American troops to West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.


Obama: Ebola crisis 'spiraling out of control'

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on September 16, 2014 in Atlanta, GeorgiaAtlanta (AFP) - President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa's Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and "spiraling out of control," threatening hundreds of thousands of people.


Transgender teen back in custody after escapeHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A troubled transgender girl whose confinement case has attracted national attention escaped from a Connecticut treatment program Tuesday and was found by police several hours later, state officials said.Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

David Friedman, the acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, testifies at the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)WASHINGTON (AP) — Both houses of Congress scolded the nation's highway safety agency Tuesday over its tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars, questioning whether it is competent to guarantee the safety of increasingly complex vehicles.


Miley Cyrus date barely makes court appearanceDALLAS, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon.UN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new president of the U.N. General Assembly says the year ahead will be momentous for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary. He says his priority will be to ensure agreement on new U.N. goals that fight poverty and preserve the environment.Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in AtlantaBy Jeff Mason and James Harding Giahyue ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region. "The reality is that this epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better," Obama said at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Atlanta headquarters. "But right now, the world still has an opportunity to save countless lives. ...


Tony Stewart fatal dirt-track incident to be heard by grand jury

NASCAR: Tony Stewart-Press ConferenceBy Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - The case of a fatal dirt-track incident involving three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in upstate New York last month will be referred to a grand jury, authorities said on Tuesday. Stewart, one of the biggest names in auto racing, struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward during a non-NASCAR sprint car race on Aug. 9 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. ...


Scottish support for independence rises to 48 percentEDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish support for independence has risen one percentage point to 48 percent, an Opinium poll for the Daily Telegraph newspaper showed on Tuesday. The poll showed Scottish support for staying in the United Kingdom on 52 percent, down from 53 percent from its last poll at the weekend, the Telegraph said. Voters in Scotland go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether the country should break away from the United Kingdom. (Reporting by Alistair Smout, writing by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by William Schomberg)Severe respiratory illness confirmed in 12 statesNEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus — enterovirus 68.Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station

The company -- or companies -- that will build America's next space taxi to carry astronauts to low Earth orbit and back is to be revealed Tuesday at Florida's Kennedy Space Center at 4:00 pmWashington (AFP) - NASA selected Boeing and SpaceX on Tuesday to build America's next spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2017, opening the way to a new chapter in human spaceflight.


Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2010, file photo, Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson claps during an NBA basketball game between the Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Atlanta. A double dose of racially inflammatory comments by the Atlanta Hawks' leadership has created a a crisis that threatens to resonate on the court and in the stands. This is a team that already ranked 28th out of 30 teams in attendance last season. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.


Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane OdileThe Mexican government prepared to begin airlifting tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.US airstrikes target Islamic militants in IraqWASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says the U.S. military on Tuesday pressed its expanded campaign against Islamic State militants with five airstrikes across Iraq.Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2007, file photo, the flags on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange provide a backdrop for a Wall Street street sign. Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates.


History books spark new Texas classroom battle

State Board of Education board members, from left, Donna Bahorich, David Bradley, and Thomas Ratliff, raise their hands to ask questions during a public hearing for new textbooks up for adoption and use in classrooms statewide, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Austin, Texas. The Texas Board of Education is considering 104 proposed social studies, history, geography and government textbooks that publishers have submitted for approval and use in public schools statewide. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation's Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases.


Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo sellerDENVER (AP) — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack.First episode of 'Roosevelts' seen by 9 millionNEW YORK (AP) — Once again millions of television viewers are transporting themselves to another century under the guidance of Ken Burns.Scottish support for independence up to 48 percent - Survation pollEDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish support for independence rose one percentage point to 48 percent, a Survation poll for the Scottish Daily Mail showed on Tuesday. The poll showed Scottish support for staying in the United Kingdom on 52 percent, excluding undecided voters, the newspaper said. The poll showed 8 percent of voters remained undecided with just one day to go before Scots decide whether to declare independence from the United Kingdom. (Reporting by Alistair Smout, writing by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by William Schomberg)Doctor to provide medical update on Toronto mayorTORONTO (AP) — A doctor will provide a medical update on controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's tumor on Wednesday, Ford's brother said.Rio robbers repent after tackling archbishop

Brazilian cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta during the holy mass in St Peter's basilica at the Vatican on February 23, 2014Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - A trio of thieves got less than they might have bargained for after robbing a man who turned out to be the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro.


US stocks gain on reports of new Chinese stimulus

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on September 5, 2014. About 35 minutes into trade Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 3.54 points (0.02 percent) at 17,027.60New York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks posted solid gains Tuesday following reports of a new Chinese stimulus plan as investors awaited Wednesday's US Federal Reserve monetary policy announcement.


Obama takes center stage in Kentucky's Senate raceFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's fierce Senate race, with new ads putting him at the center of the contest for Republican Mitch McConnell's seat despite Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' explicit effort to distance herself from the unpopular president.Native Americans ramp up pressure on NFL over Redskins name

A poster for the "Change the Mascot" campaign is seen prior to a press conference by the Oneida Indian Nation leaders in Washington, DC, September 16, 2014Washington (AFP) - The beleaguered National Football League (NFL) came under renewed pressure Tuesday from Native Americans to force the Washington Redskins to change its name.


CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, file photo, an overweight man rests on a bench in Jackson, Miss. Rising numbers of American adults have the most dangerous kind of obesity, belly fat, despite evidence that overall obesity rates may have plateaued, government data shows. Abdominal obesity affects 54 percent of U.S. adults, versus 46 percent in 1999-2000, and the average waist size crept up an inch, too, according to the most recent statistics. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.


School bus driver killed during safety drill

Student book bags are removed from the scene of an accident on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. Police say a school bus driver was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. A police spokesman says the 51-year-old driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl who was about to jump out of the emergency exit at the back of the bus Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Ed Suba Jr) MANDATORY CREDITCLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday morning before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed.


CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

FILE - This April 25, 2014 file photo shows singer Rihanna watching Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors in New York. CBS said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts _ after the singer issued a profane tweet about it. A portion of Jay-Z's "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna was cut out of last Thursday's game because the network was covering the controversy over Rice's assault of his then-fiancee. CBS had planned to use the song Thursday and for the rest of the season, but Rihanna tweeted her objections. CBS issued a statement saying that it was "moving in a different direction" with different theme music. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.


Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

Firefighters hose down the smoldering remains of a home, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Weed, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire destroyed at least 100 structures before winds died down and firefighters got a line around most of the fire. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)WEED, Calif. (AP) — Despite warnings about the dangers of wildfires and drought-parched forests, the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed caught the entire community off guard.


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