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Prosecutors say they'll seek death penalty for survivalist accused of deadly trooper ambush

LORDS VALLEY, Pa. - A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled...

posted: October 30,2014

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North Korea says it's asked EU's top human rights official to visit, but warns on other offers

North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a U.N. resolution on the country...

2 locations in Michigan dropped from list of Great Lakes contaminated sites as work finishes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Two waterways in Michigan have been removed from a list of highly contaminated sites around the Great Lakes, progress in the effort to restore toxic hot spots left over from the region's early manufacturing era,...

Small plane crashes into Kansas airport building after power loss, killing 4

WICHITA, Kan. - A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering...

Prisoner whose confession helped free US death row inmate in 1999 is freed

CHICAGO - A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental in the campaign to end capital punishment in the state of Illinois was released Thursday after he recanted. A prosecutor said there was...

Sri Lanka says no hope finding survivors after tea plantation mudslide; 100-200 missing

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka - Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more...

Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops enter Syrian town of Kobani to fight Islamic militants

SURUC, Turkey - A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of...

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