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US, California release roadmap for solar projects
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- State and federal officials sought Tuesday to bring order to California's boom for renewable-energy plants in the Mojave and other southern California deserts, releasing a roadmap covering 22.5 million acres that designates some areas for large-scale solar, wind and geothermal plants and others for conservation of desert habitat and animals.... 9/24/2014 12:33 AM

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 10:27 PM

Denver area students walk out of school in protest
ARVADA, Colo. (AP) -- Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.... 9/23/2014 11:45 PM

2 wounded in central Florida mall shooting
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say two people have been wounded in a shooting at a central Florida mall, and police are trying to determine if two men found dead a short time later in a crashed vehicle are connected.... 9/24/2014 12:49 AM

Suspect charged in case of missing UVa student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The man authorities believe was the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared has been charged with abduction, police said Tuesday night.... 9/24/2014 12:43 AM

Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects.... 9/23/2014 11:50 PM

Pastor: UPS gunman was 'troubled' over work
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS shipping center Tuesday had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested the situation might turn violent, his pastor said.... 9/23/2014 10:40 PM