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APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test body cameras
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.... 9/18/2014 4:41 AM

School district police stock up free military gear
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.... 9/18/2014 2:13 AM

Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire
POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) -- An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon border took account of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 homes earlier in the week.... 9/18/2014 5:47 AM

Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.... 9/18/2014 4:15 AM

Police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest
Hundreds of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues 40 miles away for the killer, identified as a self-taught survivalist who hates police.... 9/18/2014 5:37 AM

Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Tucson residents questioning whether a storm was really coming Wednesday following a quiet afternoon of sporadic showers won't have to wait long for an answer.... 9/18/2014 4:45 AM

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) -- A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday.... 9/17/2014 10:26 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

Lawyers due in court in marathon bombing case
BOSTON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were due in court for a status hearing on motions that include defense requests to move the trial outside of Massachusetts and delay the trial's start by at least 10 months.... 9/18/2014 5:04 AM