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Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against police.... 9/16/2014 10:41 PM

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Despite warnings about the dangers of wildfires and drought-parched forests, the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed caught the entire community off guard.... 9/16/2014 9:04 PM

Woman in wildfire's path lost almost everything
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Kate Stonecypher awoke Monday and thought about wearing boots to work but decided on sneakers instead.... 9/16/2014 10:46 PM

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast
CHICAGO (AP) -- The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures - the most dangerous kind of obesity - has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.... 9/16/2014 9:12 PM

Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday.... 9/16/2014 8:13 PM

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.... 9/16/2014 8:53 PM

Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast
PHOENIX (AP) -- In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm.... 9/16/2014 10:04 PM

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.... 9/16/2014 4:14 PM

School bus driver killed during safety drill
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday morning before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed.... 9/16/2014 9:08 PM

New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year.... 9/16/2014 9:03 PM