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  • U.S. Navy identifies pilot presumed dead in Pacific Ocean crash

    Navy on Sunday identified a fighter jet pilot who is presumed dead following a mid-air collision with another jet over the western Pacific Ocean. The missing pilot is Lieutenant Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., a 2009 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, the Navy said in a…

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  • Crews gain ground as California wildfire threatens hundreds of homes

    Firefighters were making slow progress on Sunday in a battle to contain a wildfire that has roared through 1,600 acres of drought-stricken forest southeast of Los Angeles and displaced hundreds of people from their homes, the U.S. The Silverado Fire, which broke out Friday morning in the Cleveland…

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  • Police search three states for suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush

    (Reuters) - Police pushed ahead on Sunday with a massive manhunt in three states for a gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania state troopers two days ago, shooting to death one of them and injuring the other. The search is focusing on a three-state area around northeast Pennsylvania, Trooper Connie…

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  • Obama 'shocked' by Ray Rice video, supports NFL suspension, aide says

    President Barack Obama was shocked by the video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee and the White House believes the NFL's indefinite suspension of the former Baltimore Ravens star is appropriate, his chief of staff said. "The president was shocked by what he saw, let's put it that…

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  • Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate's leading liberals, said on Sunday he is thinking about running for U.S. Sanders, an independent from Vermont, could pose a challenge from the left to Clinton, widely seen as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential…

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  • Islamic State attracts female jihadis from U.S. heartland

    At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have female relatives who have gone missing in the past six weeks and may have tried to join Islamic State, said community leader Abdirizak Bihi. In a separate case, a 19-year-old American Somali woman from St. Paul snuck away from…

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  • Miss America to be crowned on Sunday in stressed Atlantic City, N.J.

    By Sean Landis Sept 13 (Reuters) - The winner of the 2015 Miss America Pageant will be crowned on Sunday night in Atlantic City, and the wearer's glittering tiara will stand in contrast to the tarnished fortunes of this New Jersey beach town where yet another casino is slated to close this week. …

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  • Contractor dies in Chevron pipeline accident off Louisiana coast

    (Reuters) - A Chevron contractor was fatally injured and two people suffered minor injuries on Saturday while performing maintenance on a natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, a Chevron spokesman said. Chevron Pipe Line Company spokesman Gareth Johnstone said it was under investigation. …

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  • U.S. Navy calls off search for pilot in Pacific Ocean crash

    A missing fighter jet pilot was presumed dead on Saturday by U.S. Navy officials, a day after the pilot was involved in a mid-air collision with another jet over the western Pacific Ocean. Several Navy helicopters and ships were involved in the effort to find the pilot. "This is an exceptionally…

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  • Police manhunt underway after trooper shot dead at Pennsylvania barracks

    (Reuters) - Police in three states searched on Saturday for a gunman who ambushed two state troopers, killing one of them, in an attack at a law enforcement barracks in Pennsylvania, police said. Police said they were questioning a man about the shooting, which occurred about 100 miles (161 km)…

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  • Crews battle out-of-control wildfire as Southern California bakes

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of firefighters spent a second day on Saturday battling a wildfire burning out of control in a national forest southeast of Los Angeles, as the region baked under triple-digit temperatures that prompted authorities to issue a "heat alert." The…

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  • Ex-PM Tony Blair says hopes Scotland will vote to stay in the UK

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Saturday that he hoped Scots would vote against independence, saying that breaking up the United Kingdom would not be a sensible step. The fate of the United Kingdom is hanging on a knife edge as polls show Scots are evenly divided between support for the…

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  • Miss America to be crowned Sunday in stressed Atlantic City, N.J.

    By Sean Landis Sept 13 (Reuters) - The winner of the 2015 Miss America Pageant will be crowned on Sunday night in Atlantic City, and the wearer's glittering tiara will stand in contrast to the tarnished fortunes of this New Jersey beach town where yet another casino is slated to close this week. …

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  • Workers at Lear plant in Indiana go on strike, could affect Ford: Chicago Tribune

    (Reuters) - Workers at a Lear Corp plant in Indiana that makes parts for Ford Motor Co went on strike Saturday, according to the Chicago Tribune. The plant in Hammond, Indiana, employs 760 and supplies automotive seats for Ford's Explorer and Taurus cars, said the newspaper, citing a representative…

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  • Illinois man arrested on Ohio highway after alleged double murder

    By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - An Illinois man was arrested on Friday on a Ohio highway after he allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend, whose body was found in the back seat of his vehicle, and her son, police said. Terry Froman, 41, of Brookport was pulled over and taken into custody on…

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  • Colorado activists want rules on pot edibles implemented fast

    By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - (This story refiles the Sept. 11 story to correct the spelling of a surname to Carlson, not Carson, in the fifth paragraph) Activists in Colorado called on Thursday for the fast implementation of rules requiring marijuana-infused edibles be clearly…

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  • Heatstroke killed Maryland woman, daughters found in car: coroner

    ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) - (This version of the story first published on August 12 corrects the age of the younger child in paragraph 2 to 5 months, not 9 months) A Maryland mother from Guyana and her two infant daughters found dead inside a car in June died of accidental heatstroke, the state…

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  • PA governor stays execution of killer, citing shortage of lethal drugs

    By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's governor granted a reprieve to a condemned murderer on death row on Friday because the state did not have the drugs needed to put him to death. Governor Tom Corbett granted the temporary reprieve for Hubert Michael, 58, who was scheduled for…

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  • Oregon Zoo euthanizes newborn lion cub after injury

    (Reuters) - The Oregon Zoo said on Friday it was forced to euthanize a newborn lion cub after it had been grievously injured by its mother accidentally. Zoo workers became worried about the four-day-old cub on Thursday night when they noticed it wasn't moving like its three siblings, the zoo said…

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  • Professor from Europe takes plea deal in 1995 California killing

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A psychology professor from Europe accused of murder in the 1995 stabbing death of a man who she says raped her pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Friday in Southern California, and prosecutors said she has agreed to testify against others involved in…

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