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Pentagon cites 'dangerous' and 'unprofessional' intercept of US plane by Chinese fighter

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:53pm
The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off the coast of China in international airspace.
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Pope Francis sends condolence note to Detroit archdiocese on death of Cardinal Edmund Szoka

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:43pm
Pope Francis says he offers his "heartfelt condolences" to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szoka (SHAH'-kuh).
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Suspicious object spotted on Juneau road turns out to be Star Wars toy taped to stick

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:32pm
Call Luke Skywalker for backup.
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Pentagon condemns movement of Russian convoy into Ukraine; calls on Moscow to remove it

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:28pm
A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. government "strongly condemns" the unilateral movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine.
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Altered fireworks, chickens, marijuana found in SUV after interstate crash in West Virginia

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:23pm
Police say altered fireworks, weapons, live chickens and marijuana were found inside an SUV that wrecked on Interstate 79 in West Virginia, and a Pennsylvania man has been arrested.
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Sorry, officer: County incorrectly calculates blood-alcohol level of suspected drunken drivers

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:00pm
People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county.
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Lawyer wants back $125K wine collection that was seized and could be destroyed

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:51am
A lawyer convicted of selling high-end wine from his home cellar despite strict Pennsylvania liquor laws hopes to win back the seized collection before it's destroyed.
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2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:38am
About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
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Rain turns Washington wildfire burn scars into mudslides that damage homes, block highways

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:26am
Highway crews are trying to clear mud and debris that that washed onto roadways when heavy rain fell on land scarred by wildfires in north central Washington.
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Islamic State sympathizers under intense scrutiny in US

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:34am
Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: Islamic State extremists.
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German court upholds eviction of man for use of squeaky swing set in apartment as sex prop

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:00am
A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set in his apartment late at night as a sex prop.
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Pink cookie is off menu at northeast Ohio school cafeterias because of nutritional guidelines

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:55am
New federal nutritional guidelines for school cafeterias has meant the end of a favorite — and locally famous — treat in one northeast Ohio school district.
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Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:31am
A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge."
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Ice bucket challenge charity stunt goes wrong when 4 firefighters shocked by power line

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:06am
A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge." Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said the power line was never touched Thursday morning, but it carried such a high voltage that it was able to energize the ladder truck, shocking the firefighters.
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After emotional day of testimony, former Virginia governor back on stand in corruption trial

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:39am
After an emotional day of testimony, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be back on the stand in his public corruption trial.
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US Ebola survivor thanks God, asks for prayers and aid for African countries fighting outbreak

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:22am
As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in.
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US, Britain have sought to steel allies against ransoms to extremists

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:48am
By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists.
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National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson; night saw no unrest, few arrests

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:21am
The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
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Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies, decades after confessing to murders

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:17am
Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who gained the nickname of "the Butcher Baker" for abducting and hunting down women in the wilderness during the state's oil pipeline construction boom in the 1970s, has died at age 75.
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Police: Couple planned to turn 2 Amish girls into slaves, but released them out of fear

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:10am
A northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand and planned to turn them into slaves, but released them after becoming frightened by news reports, an investigator said.
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