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Slain trooper eulogized as impeccable officer
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first and could always be counted on for advice and support, his friends and colleagues said at the slain state trooper's funeral Thursday.... 9/18/2014 4:41 PM

California wildfire shows explosive growth
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- An out-of-control wildfire that has forced nearly 2,800 people from their homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday.... 9/18/2014 6:00 PM

Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) -- A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their "permanent removal" from society is appropriate.... 9/18/2014 4:34 PM

'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 4:42 PM

Man wants marathon bombing suspect to face victims
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hasn't appeared in court for more than a year. But prosecutors and a man who was severely injured in the bombings say they want to see him in a courtroom soon.... 9/18/2014 6:02 PM

Federal charges for pair in Amish kidnapping case
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York were charged Thursday in federal court with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.... 9/18/2014 4:37 PM

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 2:37 PM

Texas sheriff's deputy missing during flooding
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Rescue crews were searching Thursday for a Texas sheriff's deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters.... 9/18/2014 3:58 PM

Coach tied to beating of gay couple leaves job
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school has resigned over his role in a beating that left two gay men injured, church officials in Philadelphia said Thursday.... 9/18/2014 5:23 PM

Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis
JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) -- A police chief in suburban St. Louis says two officers fired 25 shots during the fatal shooting of a rifle-wielding man they were chasing on foot.... 9/18/2014 4:44 PM