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Fiery crash injures driver in Buena Vista

35 min 56 sec ago

Fiery crash injures driver in Buena VistaA motorist is hospitalized after a fiery crash in Buena Vista, New Jersey.


Police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest

39 min 50 sec ago

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Richard J. Janesko talks with Father Thomas M. Muldowney, during a viewing for Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who is charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITHundreds of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues 40 miles away for the killer, identified as a self-taught survivalist who hates police.


U.S. wasted $6.5 million on Afghan broadcast towers: inquiry

43 min 36 sec ago
By LAURA ONITA LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six communications towers built in Afghanistan were never used and were a waste of more than $6.5 million in U.S. taxpayer funds, an inquiry into U.S. State Department spending on Afghan reconstruction said on Thursday. The inquiry by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) tried to find out whether officials responsible for the project ignored a number of apparent warning signals before building the towers. ...

Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

46 min 58 sec ago

This Sept. 15, 2014 photo provided by Washington County, Ore., Animal Services in Hillsboro, Ore., shows a Jack Russell terrier named Gidget. The 7-year-old dog who went missing from her Pennsylvania home outside of Philadelphia on April 22 has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away. Deborah Wood of the County's Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter says a good Samaritan found Gidget this month in Tualatin, Oregon. A microchip implanted in Gidget revealed her owner and hometown. Wood says Gidget was a little thin, but otherwise in good condition. It's a mystery how the dog ended up in Oregon. The shelter and the owner are trying to figure out how to get the dog back to Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Washington County Animal Services)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.


Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

47 min 25 sec ago
JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — County police officers shot and killed a man after he pointed a rifle at them during a chase in suburban St. Louis, less than five miles from the site of the August shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white Ferguson officer that sparked weeks of unrest.

Pa. state police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest; killer still at large

52 min 28 sec ago

Pa. state police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest; killer still at largeHundreds of mourners are gathering in Scranton for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues for his killer.


Detroit policeman faces retrial in shooting death of girl in raid

52 min 55 sec ago
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - A Detroit police officer charged in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl during a raid is being retried following a mistrial last year, with opening statements expected on Thursday in a case that has sparked concerns over police use of force. A jury failed to reach a verdict last year for Officer Joseph Weekley, who faces involuntary manslaughter charges in the 2010 death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was sleeping on a couch when officers stormed her home in search of a murder suspect, court documents said. ...

Attorneys for accused Boston bomber due in court on Thursday

53 min 57 sec ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber are due in court on Thursday as they resume sparring with prosecutors over issues including defense requests to move the trial out of Boston and to delay it past its scheduled Nov. 3 start. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, could face execution if he is convicted of killing three people and injuring more than 260 with a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs on April 15, 2013, and with fatally shooting a university police officer three days later as he and his older brother, Tamerlan, attempted to flee the city. ...

Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors: Senate panel

54 min 31 sec ago

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate Armed Services Committee's year-long probe, concluded in March but made public on Wednesday, found the military's U.S. Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at least 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. ...


More videos show missing Virginia student, others

56 min 40 sec ago

20 a.m. Saturday when she texted a friend. According to U.Va. officials, Graham is 5-foot-11 with blue eyes, light brown hair and freckles. Anyone with information on Graham's whereabouts is asked to contact the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say they've reviewed additional surveillance videos from two businesses showing a missing University of Virginia student and others walking the night she disappeared.


Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

1 hour 9 min ago

FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell, arrives a federal court in Lynchburg, Va. A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact _ that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact — that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter.


Catholic high school coach fired in connection with gay couple attack in Philadelphia

1 hour 25 min ago

Catholic high school coach fired in connection with gay couple attack in PhiladelphiaThe Archdiocese of Philadelphia has fired an assistant basketball coach at Archbishop Wood High School in connection with last week's brutal attack on a gay couple.


Pa. state police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest in Scranton

1 hour 57 min ago

Pa. state police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest; killer still at largeHundreds of mourners are gathering in Scranton for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues for his killer.


Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

1 hour 58 min ago

A man walks past an advertising billboard showing the mobile app of Alibaba’s Taobao consumer-to-consumer site at a subway station in Beijing Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy.


US to train veterans to install solar panels

2 hours 11 sec ago

President Barack Obama speaks at U.S. Central Command (CentCom) at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama consulted with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants during his visit. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, James Borchuck, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday.


10 Things to Know for Today

2 hours 2 min ago

Yes campaign and No campaign posters stand outside a polling place in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Companies in Europe pledge 100K new youth jobs

2 hours 19 min ago
VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Some 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe's young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed.

Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to car crash

2 hours 37 min ago

 Burned armpit hair led to car crashA SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday.


AccuWeather: Lots of Sun, 70s Again Today

2 hours 47 min ago

 Lots of Sun, 70s Again TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weekend looks warm.


EU court OKs airlines' right to charge for luggage

3 hours 10 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's highest court says airlines are allowed to charge passengers an extra fee for checking in luggage.