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700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.

Spokane's Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned.

US, Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday.

Ex-NBA player Rex Chapman accused of shoplifting

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Former NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale and then selling the items at a pawn shop.

Feds: Man shot by Border Patrol posed no threat

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A Mexican man shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona four years ago did not pose a threat, according to a letter by federal prosecutors in Arizona who reviewed the case.

Rutgers' Hermann made joke about Sandusky scandal

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann made an off-the-cuff joke about the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State during a meeting with staff last fall.

Driver of stolen van that hit dog gets prison time

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The driver of a stolen van that hit and badly injured a dog during a wild, televised police chase in Los Angeles has been sentenced to two years in state prison.

German lawmakers remain concerned about U.S. spying

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

German lawmakers who took part in an international intelligence forum this week left the country disappointed that members of the U.S. Congress were not more receptive to their concerns about U.S. spying on European allies.

Ex-diner manager gets 8 years for murder plot

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The former manager of a popular northern New Jersey diner was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his uncle, a co-owner of the restaurant, in an attempt to gain greater control for himself.

Prosecutor: Charges weren't ready in casino crash

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Drug tests weren't back yet, and criminal charges weren't ready to be filed against a man who got out of jail and committed suicide after he was accused of crashing his vehicle through casino doors at the Stratosphere on the Las Vegas Strip, District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Friday.