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Arkansas cowers under Senate advertising barrage
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Little Rock friends Mike Thomas and Jack Evans don't support the same candidate in the nationally watched U.S. Senate race here, but they certainly agree on what to do when the contenders' ads start pouring out of the television.... 9/23/2014 3:01 PM

Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of al-Qaida after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, telling a judge that there would be a price to pay for trying to "bury me alive."... 9/23/2014 5:16 PM

Obama admin creates Korean land mine exception
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three months after announcing its intention to largely comply with an international treaty banning land mines, the Obama administration on Tuesday carved out an exception for its stockpile of the weapons on the Korean Peninsula.... 9/23/2014 4:02 PM

Police: 3 people dead in shooting at UPS facility
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before committing suicide, police said.... 9/23/2014 5:11 PM

Chief: Welding torch sparked Los Angeles port fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A spark from a welder's torch caused a fire at a Port of Los Angeles wharf that was smoldering and sending up a huge plume of smoke Tuesday after forcing about 850 people to evacuate the night before, the city's fire chief said.... 9/23/2014 4:27 PM

Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was in my documentary
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- The manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a state police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but the suspect has managed to elude capture despite the efforts of hundreds of law enforcement officials.... 9/23/2014 4:52 PM

Fire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A fire has destroyed one of two memorials at the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.... 9/23/2014 3:15 PM

Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina. If all goes as planned, the 28-year-old military policewoman will return to Camp Lejeune in time for a January delivery at an on-base hospital.... 9/23/2014 5:04 PM

Florida man admits to killing family in 911 call
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- With an edgy yet calm voice, Donald Spirit told a 911 dispatcher he had just killed his six grandchildren, including a baby, and would wait until authorities arrived before going to his back porch and killing himself.... 9/23/2014 3:45 PM

Accused White House intruder armed in July arrest
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two months before Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion, he was arrested in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map of Washington tucked inside a Bible - with a circle drawn around the White House.... 9/23/2014 2:10 PM