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Judge accepts plea in 1998 embassy bombings case

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A judge on Tuesday accepted the guilty plea of an Egyptian lawyer in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, saying the government acted reasonably in reducing charges against him.

3 charged with homicide in Mexico army killings

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Mexico's attorney general says three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June 30 killing of 22 suspected gang members.

The US Ebola case: 5 things to know

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States — a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States flew from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who traveled to Dallas to visit family, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital:

Enbridge delays ND oil pipeline at least a year

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A Canadian company that wants to build the largest oil pipeline yet from western North Dakota's booming oil patch is delaying the project for at least a year due to permitting problems in Minnesota.

Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The Navy says hundreds of nuclear workers at a Virginia shipyard were given credit for attending training they didn't actually attend.

Man convicted in 1994 nicotine poison death

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A former nuclear engineer has been convicted of murder for poisoning his wife with nicotine in Southern California in 1994.

Former Sen. Craig ordered to pay for misused funds

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig has been ordered to pay nearly $242,000 to the U.S. Treasury for improperly using campaign funds to cover legal expenses after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting.

Video, photos limited for theater shooting trial

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

News organizations won't be allowed to have their own cameras in the courtroom during the Colorado theater shooting trial, but they can use video and still images from a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom, the judge said Tuesday.

Government funds lawyers for immigrant children

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.

California governor vetoes ethics bills

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Despite a series of political scandals that marred the California state Senate this year, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had vetoed key ethics bills seeking to place new restrictions on gift giving and campaign spending.

Rousseff takes lead in Brazil election poll

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has opened a lead over her top rival in their election race.

Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Jamaica's justice minister says legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has long been pervasive but prohibited.

World's oldest clown dies at 98 in Montana

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore, a former Montana rancher who held the record as the world's oldest performing clown, has died at age 98, his son said Tuesday.

FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back.

Shares of companies testing Ebola vaccines rise

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Shares of some companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials announced that the first case of the disease has been diagnosed in the U.S.

Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports.

Secret Service scandals in Obama administration

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

High-profile Secret Service scandals during the Obama administration:

Luhrmann, Gisele hit Chanel's Parisian boulevard

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

They were styles literally made to be worn on the street. But not just any street: this was Chanel's boulevard.

Jailed cop killer is picked as graduation speaker

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater.