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Sheriff: Fla. man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- A once-convicted felon killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small North Florida town Thursday, a sheriff said.... 9/19/2014 4:00 AM

Hunt for ambush suspect briefly intensifies
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- Hours after a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper was laid to rest, the hunt for a man charged with killing him briefly intensified late Thursday as authorities blocked roads around the home of the suspect's parents.... 9/19/2014 2:34 AM

Suspects who used survivalist skills, hid in woods
Investigators searching for the man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania trooper in an ambush outside a barracks in the Pocono Mountains nearly a week ago describe the suspect as a self-taught survivalist who hates police. Eric Frein, 31, is believed to be hiding in dense forest punctuated by private communities, vacation homes and hunting cabins. If so, he wouldn't be the first criminal suspect to avoid authorities by disappearing into nature for a while. Some others:... 9/18/2014 8:44 PM

Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards
NEW YORK (AP) -- Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.... 9/19/2014 2:25 AM

Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides.... 9/19/2014 2:01 AM

Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies - and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.... 9/19/2014 2:04 AM

Search for Texas deputy suspended, but will resume
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Inclement weather made rescue crews in Central Texas suspend the search for a sheriff's deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters, while heavy rains in West Texas caused dozens of streets and some houses to flood.... 9/19/2014 2:56 AM

'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does - including his own charity.... 9/18/2014 4:42 PM

San Diego judge denies request for license scans
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A judge on Thursday tentatively denied a technology entrepreneur's request for license plate data collected on his own vehicle from police scanners, the latest legal setback for advocates seeking more disclosure on vast networks of law enforcement cameras used to track drivers' whereabouts.... 9/19/2014 2:31 AM

A glance at disputed passages in Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson's best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" came under intense scrutiny after 60 Minutes, author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated. Here's a look at some of those stories, what is being disputed and Mortenson's response in a recent interview with The Associated Press:... 9/18/2014 8:55 PM