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  • NATION

    Warrant: SC dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him

    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.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

    San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules.

  • POLITICS

    Senate candidates unite over arming Syrian rebels

    Facing off in one of the most contested Senate races in the nation, Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, found something to agree on this week — giving President Barack Obama the authority he's asked for to train and arm Syrian rebels taking...

  • NATION

    School district police stock up free military gear

    School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

  • NATION

    APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test body cameras

    The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.

  • NATION

    Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire

    An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon border took account of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 homes earlier in the week.

  • NATION

    Police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest

    Hundreds of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues 40 miles away for the killer, identified as a self-taught survivalist who hates police.

  • POLITICS

    Orman business tie part of Kansas Senate race

    Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings are facing new scrutiny in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board member sentenced to federal prison for insider trading.

  • HEALTH & SCIENCE

    NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

    The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month.

  • HEALTH & SCIENCE

    Parents suing center for deaf, autistic children

    The families of three children who spent time at a school for deaf and autistic students are suing the facility after they say their children experienced neglect and various forms of abuse at the hands of the facilities' employees.

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