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Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.... 9/19/2014 9:33 AM

Search for ambush suspect centers on dense woods
On the seventh day of a manhunt for a survivalist suspected of killing a state police trooper, scores of police were trying to flush him out of the dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.... 9/19/2014 1:47 PM

Man faces arson charge in huge California wildfire
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Thousands of firefighters kept a huge and still-growing wildfire from burning homes in Northern California while a man with a long criminal history faced charges of deliberately starting the blaze that drove some 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said.... 9/19/2014 2:15 PM

Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police across the country are increasingly monitoring car licenses plates, compiling giant databases of ordinary citizens and their daily comings and goings.... 9/19/2014 2:12 PM

Twitter parody plays differently in middle America
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.... 9/19/2014 3:50 PM

Family of CIA contractor slain in Benghazi may sue
BOSTON (AP) -- The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012.... 9/19/2014 4:01 PM

Utah doctor gets up to life in wife's murder
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison.... 9/19/2014 3:56 PM

Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger
DENVER (AP) -- A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month.... 9/19/2014 3:51 PM

Burke fires consultant over jobs plan copying
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke said Friday she had severed ties with a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from platforms of other Democrats.... 9/19/2014 3:26 PM

Hamm, other stars join campaign against assault
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Connie Britton of "Nashville" to help fight campus sexual assault.... 9/19/2014 2:11 PM