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at 22:17 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Attorneys picking jury in retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors seek death

PHOENIX - Attorneys working to pick a jury for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias have cut more than 50 per cent of 400 potential panelists called in this week, many who said they knew too much about the case to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.

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at 22:17 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

State police: 2 troopers searching for ambush suspect suffer injuries in accident

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - State police say two troopers have suffered injuries while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks.

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at 22:15 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Students with umbrellas in New York, elsewhere rally for pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Students bearing umbrellas as a sign of solidarity gathered at rallies in several U.S. cities on Wednesday to show support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

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at 21:14 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Passenger who brought Ebola to US was sent home from ER, despite telling nurse about travels

DALLAS - The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.

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at 18:56 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Texas girl reporting kidnapped 12 years ago found with mother in Mexico, mother facing charges

AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday.

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at 18:51 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Prosecutor to seek death penalty in Oklahoma beheading; suspect ordered held without bond

NORMAN, Okla. - An Oklahoma prosecutor said Wednesday he will seek the execution of a man accused of beheading a co-worker in a fit of rage after being suspended from his job at a food processing plant.

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at 18:43 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Secret Service chief quits due to White House security lapses, eroding congressional support

WASHINGTON - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

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at 18:32 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Ukraine rebels close in on strategic Donetsk airport; at least 9 killed in shelling

DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides bargained over a troop pullout under a much-violated truce.

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at 18:18 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

In court appearance, man indicted for breaching White House security pleads not guilty

WASHINGTON - A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.

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at 17:09 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Reports: Beijing hand-checked 10,000 pigeons released for National Day amid tight security

BEIJING, China - The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

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at 17:07 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Tolerance for civilian casualties is higher in Iraq and Syria than for prior air campaigns

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without "near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured."

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at 17:07 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Florida man convicted of 1st-degree murder for killing teenager after argument over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

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