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  • UVa suspect linked to 4 attacks on women

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jesse L. Matthew Jr. has been now been linked to alleged attacks on four women: — Hannah Graham, 18. Matthew is being held on a charge of abducting with intent to sexually molest this University of Virginia student, who disappeared early Sept. 13, after witnesses saw them walking off together in downtown...

  • Feds unveil cleanup plan for nuclear waste dump

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it's committed to cleaning up and resuming initial operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico as early as 2016, work that's expected to cost more than $240 million. The timeline and cost details were included in a recovery...

  • Deportation of minors won't stop during lawsuit

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is not stopping the deportation proceedings of eight minors suing the federal government over legal representation. U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly denied on Monday a preliminary injunction sought by the minors' lawyers because the young immigrants, who range from ages 10 to 17, had not exhausted...

  • Review panel: Wis. rep likely broke House rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional review panel said there is "substantial reason to believe" that veteran Rep. Tom Petri of Wisconsin violated House rules by acting on behalf of two companies in which he owned significant amounts of stock, according to a report released Tuesday. The independent Office of Congressional Ethics said Petri...

  • Luhrmann, Gisele hit Chanel's Parisian boulevard

    PARIS (AP) — They were styles literally made to be worn on the street. But not just any street: this was Chanel's boulevard. Karl Lagerfeld did it again Tuesday— producing the most outlandish ready-to-wear show of the season by reconstructing an entire Parisian neighborhood inside the Grand Palais, attended by stars including Baz Luhrmann....

  • Judge: Health care subsidies 'abuse of discretion'

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some of the health-insurance subsidies being offered under the Affordable Care Act represent an "abuse of discretion" by the federal government, a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Tuesday, marking another volley in a years-long legal fight that could eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling is the latest in a...

  • Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

    SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. In neighboring Syria, Kurdish militiamen were on the defensive as the extremists pressed ahead with a...

  • A look at California's landmark plastic bag ban

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag makers vow to take their opposition to the ballot box....

  • 35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska. An estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed Saturday about 5 miles north of Point Lay, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Point Lay is an Inupiat...

  • Crist says Florida Gov. Scott has no integrity

    MIAMI (AP) — Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday that current Republican Gov. Rick Scott "has no integrity" and his policies are driven by "the almighty dollar." Crist made the remarks while discussing his campaign to seek his old job with his new party during an hour-long interview with Associated Press reporters...

  • Large crowds mark 1991 coup anniversary in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A large crowd of supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched Tuesday through the capital on the anniversary of a 1991 military coup that ousted the country's first democratically elected leader. Thousands of supporters tried to march from the church where Aristide led services as a...

  • Pregnant woman put on ground talks to prosecutors

    NEW YORK (AP) — A pregnant woman whose altercation with police led to her being put on the ground belly-first met with prosecutors on Tuesday to talk about what happened to her. Attorney Sanford Rubenstein said he and Sandra Amezquita met with the head of the civil rights bureau of the Brooklyn district attorney's office. Another woman who...

  • Video shows border agent punched teen in stomach

    NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent seen punching a Mexican immigrant teenager on video could have his felony charge of aggravated assault reduced to a misdemeanor, according to the Santa Cruz County attorney prosecuting the case. Aldo Arteaga, 35, is a nearly 10-year veteran of the department and was stationed in Nogales, Arizona...

  • Manager arrested in wake of Miami shooting

    MIAMI (AP) — The manager of a restaurant where 15 people were shot during a teen party over the weekend was arrested for selling liquor without a license, authorities said Tuesday. Police and city investigators inspected The Spot on Monday and found three bottles of liquor behind the bar. The restaurant, which is popular for its fried conch,...

  • Spanish rescued after 12 days trapped in Peru cave

    LEIMEBAMBA, Peru (AP) — A Spanish speleologist has been rescued in Peru after spending 12 days trapped about 400 meters (1,300 feet) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region. Rescuers brought 44-year-old Cecilio Lopez out of the mouth of the cave Tuesday to cheers from an international team of 107 people who joined in the effort to...

  • Body cam helps justify fatal Utah police shooting

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prosecutors didn't have to rely solely on interviews, ballistic reports and the autopsy to determine if a recent fatal police shooting was justified — they had a recording of the events taken by the body camera worn by the officer. They leaned heavily on the first 30 seconds of the raw video in deciding that Salt...

  • Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A juvenile was arrested Tuesday in the shooting of a high school student that prompted a school-wide lockdown and evacuation, police in Louisville, Kentucky, said. Sgt. Phil Russell said the alleged shooter was picked up about three hours after a Fern Creek Traditional High School student was wounded Tuesday afternoon....

  • Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A parolee accused of abducting and killing a top-selling Arkansas real estate agent had contacted her to set up an appointment to view a vacant house, authorities said Tuesday, hours after discovering the woman's body in a shallow grave at a concrete company. Police found Beverly Carter's body early Tuesday, five days...

  • Accused White House intruder indicted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Accused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez was indicted Tuesday on federal and local charges for allegedly intruding into the presidential mansion armed with a folding knife. A three-count federal grand jury indictment accuses the Army veteran of unlawfully entering a restricted building while carrying a deadly weapon,...

  • At 69, satirist keeps South Africa laughing

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The cross-dressing South African satirist says he doesn't tell jokes and can't remember punchlines. "Sometimes the truth is funnier," said Pieter-Dirk Uys, who lampooned the leaders of white racist rule decades ago and now pokes fun at South Africa's politics 20 years after its first all-race elections. Uys, who is 69...

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