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  • Australian police shoot suspected terrorist dead

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two Australian counterterrorism police had no choice but to shoot a suspected terrorist when he attacked them in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city, top police officials said Wednesday. Some experts suspect Tuesday's attack, which left the suspect...

  • Wharf fire disrupts Los Angeles-area sea ports

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that raged overnight on the underside of an old wooden wharf was finally quelled Tuesday but not before all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and several in adjacent Long Beach harbor were shut down because of worries about unhealthy smoke. Concern about...

  • Plans for $200 million in drought relief released

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State water officials on Tuesday released plans for spending almost a third of the $687 million emergency drought relief package approved by lawmakers earlier this year. More than $200 million in expedited bond funding would benefit 110 projects throughout the state,...

  • Woman gets 4 years in restaurant robberies

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Gaithersburg woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for conspiring to rob four fast-food restaurants. Twenty-four-year-old Marvel Alegria was also ordered to pay nearly $25,000 in restitution at sentencing Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore. According...

  • Yosemite Park's black bears going high tech

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Officials at Yosemite National Park in California say a boost in technology will help them better understand the black bears that live throughout the park. Park Ranger Scott Gediman said Tuesday that new GPS collars put on bears will allow the wildlife...

  • Fonterra posts revenue jump; cuts forecast payout

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra posts record revenue but cuts its projected payout to farmers amid market volatility. On Wednesday Fonterra announced revenue rose 19 percent to 22.3 billion New Zealand dollars ($18 billion) in the year ending July when compared...

  • US, California release roadmap for solar projects

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State and federal officials sought Tuesday to bring order to California's boom for renewable-energy plants in the Mojave and other southern California deserts, releasing a roadmap covering 22.5 million acres that designates some areas for large-scale solar, wind and...

  • Things to know about $8B wind energy proposal

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An alliance of four companies has proposed an $8 billion project to supply the Los Angeles area with large amounts of electricity from a wind farm in Wyoming. Here are a few things to know about the ambitious project: — COMPRESSED AIR: Wyoming wind seems to blow...

  • DC police: Body found believed to be missing man

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metropolitan Police say a body found in Prince George's County is believed to be that of former District of Columbia treasurer Lasana Mack, who was reported missing. Police said Tuesday evening that a man's body was found Saturday in Chillum. Officers say the Prince George's...

  • Baltimore police investigate officers after arrest

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Five Baltimore Police officers were placed on administrative leave after making an arrest that involved hitting a man with a baton and using a stun gun, the police commissioner said Tuesday. The man, Jamar Kennedy, was charged with assault of a police officer following the...

  • After airstrikes, can U.S. allies do the job?

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said that he would recommend sending U.S. combat troops back to Iraq if it were the only way to defeat Islamist extremists. Though widely seen as a gaffe, what he describes is a very possible worst-case scenario.

  • The IRS was targeting organizations 'educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights'

    Over at the Volokh Conspiracy blog, Georgetown law professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz reports that on Jan. 20, 2012, the IRS revised its BOLO ("Be On the Lookout") list to include "political action type organizations involved in . . . educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights."

  • Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexually abusing youngsters. Josef Wesolowski had already...

  • DHS says airstrikes may have 'disrupted' plotting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no indication of advanced al-Qaida or Islamic State group terror plotting inside the United States, but airstrikes in Syria may have temporarily disrupted attack planning against U.S. or Western targets, according to a security bulletin Tuesday from the FBI and the...

  • 'Imminent' threat from new terror group emerges as first target in Syria strikes

    The first targets of U.S. air and missile strikes in Syria late Monday were bases of an Islamist extremist group that had received little mention amid the focus on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria but that U.S. officials now say posed an imminent threat to the homeland.



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