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Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.... 9/17/2014 10:00 PM

Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor
Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks.... 9/17/2014 9:58 PM

Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- People lined up in bumper-to-bumper traffic and scooped sand into trash and canvas tote bags Wednesday as rain from a weakened Pacific storm began to fall on Arizona.... 9/17/2014 7:34 PM

Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces.... 9/17/2014 9:22 PM

Warrant: SC dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- An arrest warrant issued for the South Carolina father who authorities say killed his five children says the father thought his children were going to "kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs."... 9/17/2014 9:52 PM

It's personality versus policy in Iowa Senate race
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The race for Iowa's open Senate seat could be dubbed the Resume vs. the Personality.... 9/17/2014 10:13 PM

Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes
DENVER (AP) -- Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.... 9/17/2014 6:28 PM

Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block the execution of a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago.... 9/17/2014 10:13 PM

Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil wealth savings account - a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier.... 9/17/2014 9:36 PM

US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborne
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's incredibly unlikely that Ebola would mutate to spread through the air, and the best way to make sure it doesn't is to stop the epidemic, a top government scientist told concerned lawmakers Wednesday.... 9/17/2014 7:13 PM