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National & World Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison
A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding near a church, authorities said.
National & World Petraeus: Obama Iraq plan a good starting point Petraeus: Obama Iraq plan a good starting point
President Barack Obama's decision to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria is a good starting point and could succeed, retired Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday.
National & World Teacher hurt when her gun goes off at school
A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said.
National & World Senate leader predicts unity behind Obama's plan Senate leader predicts unity behind Obama's plan
On the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted Thursday that lawmakers will put aside pre-election political differences to give President Barack Obama the tools he needs to combat Islamic state militants in the heart of the Middle East.
National & World Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder
In a lengthy verdict phase climaxing Oscar Pistorius' trial, the judge said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility he'll be convicted of culpable homicide.
National & World Source says Rice video was sent to NFL Source says Rice video was sent to NFL
A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until this week.
National & World Obama to launch airstrikes in Syria for first time Obama to launch airstrikes in Syria for first time (Video)
In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle East nations authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq.
National & World Honolulu to move homeless people from tourist hubs
The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday approved several measures aimed at moving homeless people out of tourist hotspots in Hawaii, including one that bans sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the popular Waikiki neighborhood.