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Police search for man reportedly seen walking with missing U. of Virginia student

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Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student are looking for an unidentified man who was reportedly seen walking with the missing woman the night she vanished.
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Warrant says South Carolina dad feared five murdered kids would kill him

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A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday.
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Spectacle, legacy, showmanship propelling Wallenda high-wire walk between Chicago skyscrapers

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:07pm
Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda said Wednesday that he chose Chicago for his next feat partly because of its reputation for being windy.
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Texas executes woman for 2004 torture, starvation death of girlfriend's 9-year-old son

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:36pm
A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.
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Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas Kline gives $50M to Drexel; law school to be named for him

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:19pm
Drexel University's law school is being named for a prominent trial lawyer who donated $50 million, the largest gift in the Philadelphia school's history.
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Air Force says ‘so help me God’ is optional for enlistment oath

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:06pm
The Air Force says airmen will now be allowed to omit the words “so help me God” from its enlistment oath – marking a change in policy that is being affirmed by both atheist and religious liberty groups.
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Police: Video shows suspect robbing store with banana he swiped from counter near cashier

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:28pm
Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.
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Defense contractor in Hawaii gets 7 years for giving military secrets to Chinese girlfriend

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:28pm
A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S. military's Pacific headquarters was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison on Wednesday for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and keeping classified documents at his Honolulu home.
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Air Force: 'So help me God' in oath is optional; Nevada airman had challenged language

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:53pm
Air Force officials say they're changing their policy on enlistment oaths and will allow airmen to omit the words "so help me God" if they choose.
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Arrest warrant: SC father thought 5 slain children were going to kill him, 'feed him to dogs'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:52pm
An arrest warrant issued for the South Carolina father who authorities say killed his five children says the father thought his children were going to "kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs." The warrant obtained Wednesday by WIS-TV and WLTX-TV said Timothy Ray Jones Jr. ordered his children, ages 1 to 8, out of his vehicle at a Lexington Walmart on Aug. 28.
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Magnitude-4.0 earthquake jolts Puget Sound in Washington state; hundreds report feeling it

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:26am
A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday.
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Beer gets skunked: Animal gets head stuck in can, is rescued by Ohio animal control officer

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:20am
A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.
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ISIS followers urged to attack Times Square with homemade bombs

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:06am
Supporters of the Islamic State terror group are being urged to attack Times Square and other popular American tourist attractions with easily assembled homemade bombs, according to a disturbing report Tuesday.
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Colorado 13-year-old accused of taking parents' car, running over officer's leg before arrest

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:43am
Police say a 13-year-old Colorado boy stole his parents' car, ran over an officer's leg and rammed three patrol cars before being struck with a stun gun and arrested.
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Girl, 8, dies after falling from window of 9th floor apartment in Philadelphia

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:57am
Authorities say an 8-year-old girl who fell nine stories from a west Philadelphia apartment building has died.
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3 plead not guilty on charges of misleading police probe in disappearance of Massachusetts boy

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:51am
Three Massachusetts residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court.
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Remnants of tropical storm barrel in to Arizona in second blast from Pacific to hit state

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:44am
Rain is falling in much of Arizona as the remnants of Tropical Storm Odile move across the state.
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Tennessee dad forced son to drink alcohol until he passed out with no pulse, police say

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:42am
Police say an East Tennessee father forced his son to drink alcohol Saturday night until he passed out as a punishment after he caught the 15-year-old drinking.
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Stocks open slightly higher ahead of Fed announcement on the economy and interest rates

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:40am
U.S. stocks are rising slightly in early trading, ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement this afternoon that might signal when the central bank will raise interest rates.
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Former southeast Ohio deputy arrested in 1981 shotgun slaying of colleague who fired him

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:30am
A former southeast Ohio sheriff's deputy has been arrested in the previously unsolved slaying of a fellow deputy 33 years ago.
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