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PHOENIX (AP) — About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors. ...more

Reuters News - 13 mins ago

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Employees at a Pizza Hut in Florida were praised on Wednesday for helping rescue a customer who wrote a message in her online pizza order that she was being held hostage and needed someone to call 9 ...more

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire in Wells County, North Dakota on Wednesday, according to local media reports. Five tank cars came off the rails, and the nearby town of Heimdal has been evacuated, loca ...more

AP News - 19 mins ago

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Best-selling author Jon Krakauer is making one public appearance to promote his latest work, "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town." It's in the titular town, where he will face angry critics who say his decision ...more

AP News - 21 mins ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in the New York state Senate are seeking to oust the chamber's Republican leader after his arrest on federal corruption charges.The lawmakers say they will use a procedural move Wednesday to force a vote on removing ...more

AP News - 24 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed and other banking regulators have made significant progress in correcting flaws in the financial system that triggered the worst banking crisis in seven decades.Ban ...more

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Iran's most prominent human rights activists, Narges Mohammadi, has been arrested by state security forces and detained in Tehran's Evin Prison, her husband said Wednesday.Mohammadi is a close associate ...more

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A University of Bridgeport women's soccer player has been charged with assaulting a teammate over what police say was a perceived snub at an awards ceremony.Danielle Puddefoot is accused of head-butting a teammate in a d ...more

AP News - 35 mins ago

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered at a candlelight vigil for a veteran police officer who was shot and killed while patrolling a northern Idaho neighborhood, some traveling from out of state and others paying tribute to the sacrifice of ...more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to her role in the fatal poisonings of her father and brother and an attempt to kill a sister with antifreeze.As part of her plea Tuesday, 24-year-old Rachel Staudte (STAW-dee), of Spri ...more