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Police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the country waited silently outside a northeastern Pennsylvania cathedral Thursday ahead of a funeral for a state trooper killed in an ambush outside his barracks.... 9/18/2014 1:51 PM

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

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

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

Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.... 9/18/2014 7:33 AM

APNewsBreak: Chevron meets shale drilling rules
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.... 9/18/2014 12:01 PM

Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact - that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter.... 9/18/2014 10:52 AM

Horse power gains favor among small-scale farmers
MARATHON, N.Y. (AP) -- While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules.... 9/18/2014 6:31 AM

Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.... 9/18/2014 11:16 AM

'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does - including his own charity.... 9/18/2014 1:51 PM