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Pentagon says Khorasan group was nearing attack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. bombed a cell of al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the U.S. or Europe, Pentagon officials say.... 9/23/2014 4:20 PM

Arkansas cowers under Senate advertising barrage
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Little Rock friends Mike Thomas and Jack Evans don't support the same candidate in the nationally watched U.S. Senate race here, but they certainly agree on what to do when the contenders' ads start pouring out of the television.... 9/23/2014 3:01 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

Police: 3 people dead in shooting at UPS facility
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before committing suicide, police said.... 9/23/2014 4:33 PM

Chief: Welding torch sparked Los Angeles port fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A spark from a welder's torch caused a fire at a Port of Los Angeles wharf that was smoldering and sending up a huge plume of smoke Tuesday after forcing about 850 people to evacuate the night before, the city's fire chief said.... 9/23/2014 4:27 PM

Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was in my documentary
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- A filmmaker says the survivalist accused of ambushing a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania appears in an upcoming documentary about Vietnam War re-enactors.... 9/23/2014 4:19 PM

Fire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A fire has destroyed one of two memorials at the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.... 9/23/2014 3:15 PM

Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina. If all goes as planned, the 28-year-old military policewoman will return to Camp Lejeune in time for a January delivery at an on-base hospital.... 9/23/2014 9:35 AM

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 al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.... 9/23/2014 3:12 PM

Florida man admits to killing family in 911 call
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- With an edgy yet calm voice, Donald Spirit told a 911 dispatcher he had just killed his six grandchildren, including a baby, and would wait until authorities arrived before going to his back porch and killing himself.... 9/23/2014 3:45 PM