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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: 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

Venue change denied for marathon suspect's friend
BOSTON (AP) -- A judge has denied a motion to move next week's trial for a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).... 9/23/2014 7:20 PM

Los Angeles port fire prompts school evacuation
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- All container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles were shut down, a nearby school was evacuated, and area residents were advised to stay indoors as a precaution over concerns about air quality from a stubborn fire Tuesday at a Port of Los Angeles wharf.... 9/23/2014 7:32 PM

Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was odd but not a threat
Eric Frein (freen) 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.... 9/23/2014 7:13 PM

Michael Brown memorial rebuilt after fire
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Residents have rebuilt a memorial just hours after it burned down at the site where a Missouri police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.... 9/23/2014 6:04 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 7:00 PM