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Alibaba surges in its debut
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alibaba's stock is surging as the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse begins its first day trading as a public company.... 9/19/2014 5:38 PM

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

Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison for accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip, according to authorities and records.... 9/19/2014 6:06 PM

Hearing set for man accused of starting huge fire
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive Northern California wildfire that has forced some 2,800 to evacuate and likely burned homes, while a man accused of deliberately starting the blaze was set to appear in court.... 9/19/2014 5:39 PM

Utah doctor gets up to life in wife's murder
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Utah doctor found guilty of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession will serve 17 years to life in prison, a state judge decided Friday.... 9/19/2014 5:13 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 5:49 PM

Dog branded with profanity gets cosmetic surgery
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A young dog that was found branded with a profane word has undergone cosmetic surgery in Kentucky to mask part of the word that was chemically burned into her.... 9/19/2014 4:08 PM

Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- An Egyptian lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser charges in the 1998 plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa as part of a deal that would greatly reduce his sentence.... 9/19/2014 5:06 PM