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Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

Demonstrators march towards Wall Street from Battery Park to protest for action on climate change and corporate greed, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, a day after a huge climate march in New York City. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Protesters stage climate crisis sit-in on Wall Street

Protesters stage climate crisis sit-in on Wall Street

John Minchillo / The Associated PressProtesters and police wrestle Monday near a barricade on the corner of Wall Street and Broadway during a protest demanding action on climate change and corporate greed. Organizers said the FloodWallStreet sit-in aimed to disrupt business in the financial …

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Man gets 5-year sentence for '13 shooting death

Man gets 5-year sentence for '13 shooting death

Defendant pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in 2013 shooting.

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Police: Search for trooper-shooting suspect narrows

Police: Search for trooper-shooting suspect narrows

"I do believe we're close' to catching the suspected shooter, spokesman says.

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Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

WASHINGTON — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday.

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Judge upholds video limits in Jodi Arias trial

Judge upholds video limits in Jodi Arias trial

Judge Sherry Stephens:  No footage can be broadcast until after the verdict.

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Computer bungle leads to Mexico child porn arrest

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico said Monday they have arrested a man who was promoting children's camping trips in front of a group of parents, but accidentally called up images of child pornography on his computer.

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Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren’t even under review bec…

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New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

KABUL, Afghanistan — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan’s election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country’s new chief executive.

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Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found

CANADENSIS, Pa. — 

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France charges 5 in Islamic State recruiting ring

PARIS — French authorities have filed preliminary charges against five people, including a sister and brother, suspected of belonging to a ring specialized in recruiting young female fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

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Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

LOS ANGELES — A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.

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Corgi owners rally around slain dog in Washington

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Washington state dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi.

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Second man arrested trying to enter White House

Second man arrested trying to enter White House

WASHINGTON — A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential residence before being apprehended.

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AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world’s alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

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Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

CANADENSIS, Pa. — 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 but leavin…

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Turkish hostages freed, but government story in doubt

Turkish hostages freed, but government story in doubt

Turkish officials greet freed hostages at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, on Saturday. Dozens of hostages seized by Islamic State militants in Iraq three months ago were safely returned.

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Police taking precautions in ambush suspect search

Police taking precautions in ambush suspect search

CANADENSIS, Pa. — Authorities wearing bulletproof vests and carrying heavy rifles fanned out Saturday in the neighborhood around the home of a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, exercising extreme caution as they combed a heavily wooded area for a sus…

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Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed

CARACAS, Venezuela  — A former Caracas police chief whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela's opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a 30-year sentence at home.

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