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  • Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents...

  • Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Assessment teams sought Saturday to find out just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California. While officials confirmed that several structures have been lost in what is...

  • Secret Service boosts security outside White House

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday. President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence...

  • Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road. He has spoken out against same-sex marriage and against conservative hostility toward gay rights advocates. He has opposed abortion, while urging...

  • Branstad, Hatch face off in debate in Burlington

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and Democratic challenger Jack Hatch clashed over how to create jobs and boost incomes in the state Saturday during their second debate. They faced off at a middle school in Burlington, in the southeastern part of the state. Their...

  • 5 killed in Pennsylvania car crash, including kids

    Yesterday

    EFFORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say five people, including children, have died in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania. The crash happened Saturday on Route 115 in Effort, in Monroe County, about 35 miles north of Allentown. It's the same county where authorities are...

  • More than 1K people search for missing UVa student

    Yesterday

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago. Volunteers met at the university's basketball arena before...

  • Hawaii lava flow approaching homes slows down

    Yesterday

    HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists say lava creeping toward rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island is slowing down. The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said on its website Saturday that the flow front has slowed considerably over the past day and there has been a...

  • GM recalls 221,558 sedans for fire risk

    Yesterday

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they're not needed, increasing the risk of a fire. The recall involves Cadillacs from the 2013-2015 model years and Impalas from the...

  • NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

    Yesterday

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made...

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