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Scientists, sociologist, cartoonist among 2014 winners of MacArthur Foundation 'genius grants'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:03am
Twenty-one people, many of whom are doing work that touches on race relations, same-sex marriage, climate change and other issues that are dominating the news, have each been awarded "genius grants" from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Police in Virginia investigating 1975 abduction of 2 young sisters from Maryland

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:46pm
Law enforcement officials say investigators are searching near Lynchburg, Virginia, in connection with the unsolved 1975 abduction of two young sisters from Maryland.
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Lava from Hawaii volcano continues to move slowly through vacant lot, likely bypassing homes

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:40pm
Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to move slowly through a vacant lot in a rural subdivision.
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NY man accused of trying to aid ISIS militants

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:35pm
An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others is now facing new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.
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Clergy seek pardon of Colorado man sent back to prison after being freed 90 years early

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:51pm
Faith leaders are asking Gov. John Hickenlooper to pardon a Colorado convict who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early and creating a new life.
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New York man faces new charges of attempting to provide support to Islamic State group

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:45pm
An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others is now facing new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.
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Police logs show no past reason to enter squalid home where remains of 3 infants were found

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:33pm
Police responded to several calls in recent years from a home where the remains of three infants were found last week but never had reason to check conditions inside the home, according to police logs released Tuesday.
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Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to shipping chemical-detection devices, lab equipment to Syria

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:16pm
A Pennsylvania businessman has acknowledged conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and lab equipment to Syria.
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Stocks turn higher at midday as two-day Federal Reserve meeting starts; energy stocks lead

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:11pm
U.S. stocks are turning higher at midday with energy companies leading the gains.
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Man charged in 4 slayings in Florida to appear in court; police say he left bodies in field

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:07pm
A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend and leaving their bodies in a field is expected to appear in a Florida court.
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Note found on body of Appalachian State student who vanished

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:03pm
North Carolina authorities said Monday that a letter was found with the body of an Appalachian State University student who had been missing for more than a week, reported.
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New York boater gets prison for Hudson River crash that killed bride-to-be and best man

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:57am
A New Yorker has been sentenced to two years behind bars for crashing a powerboat into a barge, killing a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man.
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Questions, answers about the grand jury in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:56am
A grand jury is considering evidence to determine whether police officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Southern California man gets 10 years in prison for girlfriend's death with cannon-like device

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:48am
A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting off a homemade cannon-like device that killed his longtime girlfriend in Southern California.
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Officials: Officer shot in leg by suspect gives chase in patrol car; man caught after standoff

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:19am
Authorities say an officer in Washington state who had been shot in the leg by a suspect got back into his patrol car and pursued the fleeing man.
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Dempsey: If military campaign against extremists fails, US ground troops possible

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:53am
The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq.
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Police: Washington state man reportedly annoyed by barking shoots, kills neighbors' dog

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:43am
Authorities say a Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors' dog in front of them.
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University of Virginia student vanishes walking home from party

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:51am
Virginia police focused their search Tuesday for a missing University of Virginia student on a text message she sent to friends saying that she'd gotten lost walking home early Sunday morning from a party.
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Boston bombing suspect's lawyers deny posing as FBI employees in Russia

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:00am
Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday denied as "false" and "preposterous" an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia.
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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes in border town

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:00am
A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.
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