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US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January - or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up.... 9/23/2014 9:14 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

2 men, 1 woman face charges in gay couple beating
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men and a woman were being charged in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street, prosecutors announced Tuesday.... 9/23/2014 8:56 PM

Police: UPS gunman had been fired before shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A man wearing his work uniform started shooting at his former colleagues inside a UPS sorting facility in Alabama a day after he was fired from the company, killing a supervisor and another employee before committing suicide, police said Tuesday.... 9/23/2014 7:42 PM

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 7:21 PM

Clothes taken in search for missing UVa student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- In a second search of the home of the man believed to be the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student, officials said they took pieces of clothing, but they would not elaborate on the importance of the items Tuesday.... 9/23/2014 8:16 PM

Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was odd but not a threat
Eric Frein obsessively collected military memorabilia, dismissed his fellow war re-enactors as dilettantes, and took his hobby so seriously that he spoke French during a simulated Vietnam War-era interrogation, according to a filmmaker who interviewed the man now suspected of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks.... 9/23/2014 7:50 PM

ACLU sues over Arizona 'revenge porn' bill
PHOENIX (AP) -- A new Arizona law making "revenge porn" illegal is so broad it criminalizes booksellers, artists, news photographers and even historians and is therefore unconstitutional, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona said in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.... 9/23/2014 9:01 PM

FACT CHECK: Obama in UN speech spins statistics
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Barack Obama glossed over some inconvenient truths Tuesday in his climate-change speech to the United Nations. For one, as the U.S. cleans up emissions at home, it's sending dirty fuel abroad to pollute the same sky.... 9/23/2014 9:16 PM