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Roads blocked near home of trooper ambush suspect
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Police have blocked off roads around the home of the parents of a man charged with killing a Pennsylvania state trooper, as the manhunt for Eric Frein appears to intensify.... 9/19/2014 12:10 AM

Suspects who used survivalist skills, hid in woods
Investigators searching for the man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania trooper in an ambush outside a barracks in the Pocono Mountains nearly a week ago describe the suspect as a self-taught survivalist who hates police. Eric Frein, 31, is believed to be hiding in dense forest punctuated by private communities, vacation homes and hunting cabins. If so, he wouldn't be the first criminal suspect to avoid authorities by disappearing into nature for a while. Some others:... 9/18/2014 8:44 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

A glance at disputed passages in Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson's best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" came under intense scrutiny after 60 Minutes, author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated. Here's a look at some of those stories, what is being disputed and Mortenson's response in a recent interview with The Associated Press:... 9/18/2014 8:55 PM

Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.... 9/18/2014 11:55 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 6:49 PM

In wake of beheadings, Busch Gardens removes props
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday.... 9/18/2014 9:58 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 9:23 PM

Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.... 9/18/2014 9:39 PM

Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides.... 9/18/2014 10:53 PM