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White House intruder identified as Army veteran

White House intruder identified as Army veteran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.

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Thousands march in NYC, around globe over climate

Thousands march in NYC, around globe over climate

NEW YORK (AP) — Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change.

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32 structures destroyed in California wildfire

32 structures destroyed in California wildfire

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Officials say nearly three-dozen structures have been destroyed in an expanding wildfire in Northern California.

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Some California wells run dry amid drought

Some California wells run dry amid drought

EAST PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by.

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China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-tra…

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9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect

9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities have had no contact with the suspect they describe as a self-taught survivalist despite an intensive search that shut down …

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US general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help,…

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Security breach prompts more White House security

Security breach prompts more White House security

WASHINGTON | The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents stopped him.

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Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?

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UN ambassador: Others ready to fight Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants.

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US applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement

US applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration applauded the power-sharing deal signed Sunday by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates.

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Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.

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SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

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California authorities catch 4 of 5 jail escapees

California authorities catch 4 of 5 jail escapees

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four of five inmates were caught Saturday night, a day after their escape from a central California jail, authorities said. The fifth man remained at large.

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GOP's Roberts heads to swing-voting east Kansas

GOP's Roberts heads to swing-voting east Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas took his conservative re-election message into the state's swing-voting east Saturday in his latest effort chip away any advantage from independent candidate Greg Orman in a U.S. Senate race th…

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Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting d…

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Secret Service boosts security outside White House

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.

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Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Assessment teams sought Saturday to find out just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California.

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Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.

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Man barricaded in home on tribe's reservation

A man believed to have weapons has barricaded himself in a home on the Fort Hall Reservation in southeast Idaho, Shoshone-Bannock Tribal officials said Saturday.

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More than 1K people search for missing UVa student

More than 1K people search for missing UVa student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago.

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Hawaii lava flow approaching homes slows down

Hawaii lava flow approaching homes slows down

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists say lava creeping toward rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island is slowing down.

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Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and w…

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Corgi owners rally around slain dog in Washington

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Washington state dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi.

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Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside.

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NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and…

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House campaign committees sitting on $100M in bank

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two party committees tasked with electing House members are sitting on a combined $100 million pile of cash, suggesting voters in the handful of competitive districts will face an onslaught of late political advertising.

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News Guide: Steyer writes $15M to his super PAC

News Guide: Steyer writes $15M to his super PAC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political parties, their campaign committees and some of their super PACs faced a Saturday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in August. Highlights from the filings:

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Ex-Utah teacher to trial on student sex charges

Ex-Utah teacher to trial on student sex charges

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A 35-year-old former Utah high school teacher accused of having sexual relationships with two of her former students has been ordered to stand trial on additional charges of rape and forcible sodomy.

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Family of man shot by police invite chief to rally

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a Northern California man who was shot and killed by a police officer is scheduled to hold a rally and memorial, and the police chief has been invited to attend.

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Last stretch of New York's High Line to open

NEW YORK (AP) — The last stretch of New York's High Line opens Sunday, completing one of the nation's most distinctive urban transformations: abandoned elevated rails that have been turned into a linear oasis of flowers, grasses and trees.

September 20, 2014 1:12 pm

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.

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GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race

GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year.

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Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.

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Journal aims to stoke interest in Midwest history

Journal aims to stoke interest in Midwest history

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When T.V. Golden set out to bring a modern irrigation system to parched northwestern Nebraska in the late 19th century, some of the more established settlers objected, fearing that acknowledging the problem would stanch the…

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Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.

September 20, 2014 10:30 am

2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business

2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a growing personal business empire.

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Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.

September 20, 2014 8:17 am

Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York.

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RNC bests DNC in August fundraising

RNC bests DNC in August fundraising

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee again outraised its Democratic rival last month and is sitting on a $3 million lead, according to campaign finance reports filed Saturday.

September 20, 2014 7:05 am

Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

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Spokane's Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop

Spokane's Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop

Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned.

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CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to c…

September 20, 2014 2:52 am

Feds mum on prosecution of illegal border crossers

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government refuses to say whether prosecutors in Yuma, Arizona, have scaled back a years-old program that guarantees jail time for most immigrants caught crossing the border illegally and which law enforcement…

September 20, 2014 12:43 am

Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama had departed the White House just minutes earlier.

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5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

NEW YORK (AP) — Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.

September 20, 2014 12:05 am

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record…

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Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda

Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the Un…

September 19, 2014 11:55 pm

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.

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AP Exclusive: CIA halts spying in Europe

AP Exclusive: CIA halts spying in Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the …

September 19, 2014 11:08 pm
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