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FBI releases report examining mass shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014

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US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, killing nearly 20 people as the militants released dozens of detainees in one of their strongholds, fearing further raids, activists said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014

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Suspect captured but UVa student still missing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition — but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014

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Trooper ambush suspect making manhunt a 'game'

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The suspected killer of a state trooper, who has eluded a massive dragnet for nearly two weeks, might be treating the manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods as a game against law enforcement, according to police.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014

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Obama to expand ocean preserve to 6 times the size

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama is carving out a wide swath the Pacific Ocean for an expanded marine preserve, putting the waters off-limits to drilling and most fishing in a bid to protect fragile underwater life.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014

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Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014

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Middle-class squeeze: From day care to health care

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son — so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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UN chief urges hope in world seeming to fall apart

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief called for world leaders Wednesday to join the international campaign to ease the plight of nearly unprecedented numbers of refugees, the displaced and victims of violence in a world wracked by wars and the swift-spreading and deadly Ebola epidemic.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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