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Jeb Bush appears for Sen. Roberts in Kansas

By ROXANA HEGEMAN (WICHITA, Kan., AP) — Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a Kansas fundraiser for struggling…

9/11 illness kills 3 retired firefighters in 1 day

(NEW YORK, AP) — The Fire Department of New York says three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from 9/11-related illnesses. Lt. Howard…

State police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody

By BOB SALSBERG (BOSTON, AP) — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian…

Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

By JENNIFER PELTZ (NEW YORK, AP) — A day after 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than a thousand activists gathered Monday in…

Big break in ambush probe: suspect’s abandoned SUV

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM and DAVID PORTER (BLOOMING GROVE, Pa., AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed…

Atty: 2nd girl in Slender Man case unfit for trial

By M.L. JOHNSON (MILWAUKEE, AP) — A psychologist has determined the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to please a fictional…

Study: Many hospitals use too many antibiotics

By MIKE STOBBE (NEW YORK, AP) — A new study suggests that doctors in many hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the…

Congress considers review of police military gear

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL (WASHINGTON, AP) — Lawmakers said Tuesday they were considering doing more to monitor and hold accountable police departments across the United States that obtain sophisticated military…

US to investigate Ferguson police

By ERIC TUCKER (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department following the shooting last…

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

By CAROLYN THOMPSON (BUFFALO, N.Y. AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try…