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  • Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper who was accidentally shot during a gun training exercise has died. State police say Trooper David Kedra was shot in the chest Tuesday during a yearly training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex in...

  • Scientists see bleached coral in northwest Hawaii

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Warm ocean temperatures have caused large expanses of coral to bleach in the pristine reefs northwest of Hawaii's main islands, scientists said Tuesday. Mass bleaching has occurred at Lisianski atoll, about 1,000 miles northwest of Honolulu, said Courtney Couch, a...

  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed. The bill was proposed by several Democrats and...

  • First ladies get the 'Project Runway' treatment

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America's first ladies went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope Tuesday night, and the results weren't always positive. Style guru Gunn and a panel of experts cast a critical eye on first lady fashions at a National Archives forum, and not everyone fared as well as...

  • More sparks in final debate between Abbott, Davis

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Ebola, ethics and education dominated the final debate between Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis on Thursday night before Texas voters choose one of them as their first new governor in 14 years. Fallout from a new scathing audit of how...

  • Mayor of suburban Los Angeles city killed

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said. Daniel Crespo, 45, was pronounced dead at a hospital, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Crystal Hernandez said....

  • Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York boy and his cat, a principal and her dog — and lasers. They all came together in teenager Draven Rodriguez's senior portrait, which ended up with him holding his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and Schenectady High School principal Diane Wilkinson holding...

  • California governor vetoes ethics bills

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite a series of political scandals that marred the California state Senate this year, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had vetoed key ethics bills seeking to place new restrictions on gift giving and campaign spending. The Democratic governor said...

  • Revel auction off till Monday; $98M top bid

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The bankruptcy court auction of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel will resume on Monday with a Canadian firm having submitted the high bid thus far. Brookfield Asset Management, which owns casinos in Las Vegas and the Bahamas, bid $98 million for...

  • Federal judge won't give Wyoming control of wolves

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied requests from the state of Wyoming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and pro-hunting groups to change last week's decision that reinstated federal protections for wolves in the state. The decision by U.S. District Judge Amy...

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