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Frozen chicken load abandoned after ransom attempt

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An employee of an Idaho trucking company abandoned a trailer containing thousands of pounds of frozen chicken at a western Montana truck stop after the company reportedly refused to pay a ransom for the poultry, Missoula County officials said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014

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Donkeys reunited at Polish zoo after sex scandal

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Napoleon is now back with his Antosia.

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Eric Holder resigning as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and pushed to make the criminal justice system more even-handed, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation's first black attorney general.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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