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  • Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2
  • Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer (10) forces out Atlanta Braves Emilo Bonifacio at second base on a ball hit by Phil Gosselin during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA (AP) ? Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.



  • 2 wounded in central Florida mall shooting
  • Crime scene technicians work outside a shopping mall where a shooting took place, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Kissimmee, Fla. Authorities are trying to determine if two men found dead a short time later in a crashed vehicle were connected to the shooting. (AP Photo/John Raoux)KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) ? Two people were wounded in a shooting at a central Florida mall Tuesday, and police were trying to determine if two men found dead a short time later in a crashed vehicle were connected, authorities said.



  • Pastor: UPS gunman was 'troubled' over work
  • Police say the man who killed two people and himself inside a UPS warehouse in Alabama had been fired from the company just a day earlier.

  • Patti LaBelle party wins cadet-beating suit
  • HOUSTON (AP) ? A former West Point cadet has lost his multimillion-dollar lawsuit against staff members for R&B singer Patti LaBelle over a beating received while waiting outside a Houston airport terminal for a ride home.

  • US tests for toxic spill from Mexico mine
  • View of the "Buena Vista" copper mine in Cananea, Sonora state on August 13, 2014, which leaked sulfuric acid five days ago, seriously polluting the Sonora RiverLos Angeles (AFP) - US authorities are testing a river in Arizona for possible cross-border contamination from a toxic mine spill in northwestern Mexico, an official said Tuesday.



  • Scholar behind anti-Obama film gets probation
  • Dinesh D'Souza leaves federal court in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 after being sentenced to spend eight months in community confinement and undergo therapeutic counseling for arranging straw donors for a Senate candidate. D'Souza was spared from prison even though U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said the defendant continues to deflect responsibility and minimize his crime. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)NEW YORK (AP) ? A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama was ordered Tuesday to spend eight months in community confinement and undergo therapeutic counseling for arranging straw donors for a Senate candidate.



  • Wildfire 'larger than Las Vegas' rages in California
  • A firefighter monitors the King Fire as it burns through brush in Fresh Pond, California, on September 17, 2014Los Angeles (AFP) - California firefighters were battling a wildfire that is larger than Las Vegas, with the US state officially facing one of its worst years for the blazes in recent memory.



  • India directs spacecraft toward Martian orbit
  • Indian engineers work on the Mars orbiter spacecraftNEW DELHI (AP) ? An Indian spacecraft was nearing its final destination in orbit around Mars on Wednesday, with scientists hoping a success will launch the nation into an elite club of deep-space explorers.



  • Denver area students walk out of school in protest
  • Pamona High School student Ciana Vrtikapa holds up a sign to passing motorists in a busy intersection near her school, during a multi-school protest against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history, in Arvada, Colo., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Students from several high schools walked out of class Tuesday in the second straight day of protests in Jefferson County. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)ARVADA, Colo. (AP) ? Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.



  • UN summit urges ambitious climate deal
  • US President Barack Obama speaks during the Opening Session of the Climate Change Summit, at the United Nations in New York, on September 23, 2014United Nations (United States) (AFP) - World leaders urged ambitious action to combat climate change, but pledges remained well short of goals, with a year to go for an accord.



  • Altidore scores 1st club goal since December
  • Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter, left, celebrates the opening goal during the English League Cup Third Round match Liverpool against Middlesbrough at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Tuesday Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Peter Byrne) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVEAmerican forward Jozy Altidore ended a 30-game club scoreless streak dating to Dec. 4, getting the game's first goal Tuesday night for Sunderland in a 2-1 loss to Stoke in the third round of England's League Cup.



  • Giants OF Pagan to have season-ending back surgery
  • LOS ANGELES (AP) ? San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan will have season-ending surgery to repair a bulging disk in his back.

  • 10 Things to Know-Wednesday
  • In this image provided by the U.S. Navy a F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, after conducting strike missions against Islamic State group targets in Syria. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:



  • New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend
  • In this Oct. 28, 2013 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shows former music producer Phil Spector at the Health Care Facility in Stockton, Calif. Two newly released photos of Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend. California Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, the October 2013 photo was taken when Spector was moved to the prison system?s huge California Heath Care Facility in Stockton. He is serving 19 years to life for the 2003 killing of actress Lana Clarkson. (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.



  • Fonterra posts revenue jump; cuts forecast payout
  • FILE - In this Oct 14, 2004 file photo, Fonterra's Hautapu dairy factory is seen in the Waikato, New Zealand. New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra posts record revenue but cuts its projected payout to farmers amid market volatility. On Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, Fonterra announced revenue rose 19 percent to 22.3 billion New Zealand dollars ($18 billion) in the year ending July when compared to the previous year. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Greg Bowker, File) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUTWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) ? New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra posted record revenue Wednesday but signaled a tougher year ahead for farmers by cutting its projected payout to them.



  • Suspect charged in case of missing UVa student
  • This undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va. Police Department shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Authorities are again searching the apartment of Matthew, and they believe he is the last person seen with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham before she disappeared. Matthew is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, but authorities also say they want to talk to him about 18-year-old Graham, who has been missing since Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va. Police Department)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) ? The man authorities believe was the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared has been charged with abduction, police said Tuesday night.



  • Judge reinstates protections for Wyoming wolves
  • CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) ? Wyoming wolves are back under federal projection after a ruling Tuesday by a federal judge in Washington, D.C.

  • 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:

  • Selig hopes Jeter will wind up owning team
  • Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig poses for a photograph with New York Yankees Derek Jeter after presenting Jeter with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award before a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) ? Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hopes one day Derek Jeter will own a team after the 40-year-old shortstop retires as a player.



  • 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 geothermal plants and others for conservation of desert habitat and animals.

  • Pictures shows aging, bald imprisoned music legend
  • LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.

  • MLB meets with groups on domestic violence policy
  • Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks to the media before a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) ? Baseball officials have started meeting with groups as the sport starts a process that could lead to revising its domestic violence policy.



  • Rousseff gains in Brazil presidential race as Silva slips
  • Combination file pictures of Brazil's presidential candidates Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party and Rousseff of the Workers' PartyBy Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has regained the edge in Brazil's presidential race after weeks of aggressive campaigning against environmentalist Marina Silva, who has lost ground among voters in the campaign's homestretch, polls showed on Tuesday. A survey by the closely watched Ibope polling firm showed Rousseff and Silva are tied at 41 percent in a likely second-round runoff that is expected to decide the election. According to another smaller poll by Vox Populi, Rousseff has overtaken Silva and opened a seven-point lead in an expected second-round of ...



  • Traffic resumes on highway hit by deadly landslide
  • FILE - This combination of March 27, 2014 and Sept. 23, 2014 photos shows search and rescue workers probing the water covering Washington Highway 530 on the eastern edge of the massive mudslide that struck Oso, Wash., and the rebuilt roadway which re-opened to two-way 50mph traffic on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool, File)OSO, Wash. (AP) ? Traffic was for the most part flowing freely in two directions on a state highway that was blocked by a huge landslide six months ago in Washington state that killed 43 people.



  • Teen pleads innocent to rape that followed UO game
  • PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ? A young offender accused of raping a woman during a supervised group outing to a University of Oregon football game pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday in Eugene.

  • Will Derek Jeter's reign in the Bronx end in rain?
  • FILE - In this April 7, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) adjusts his cap before the home opener baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York. Jeter has had as close to perfect a career as a major leaguer can have. Still, five years from now, don't expect the New York Yankees' captain to be a unanimous selection to baseball's Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK (AP) ? Looks as though there might be rain when Derek Jeter ends his reign in the Bronx.



  • Obama urges global action on 'growing' climate threat
  • US President Barack Obama during the Opening Session of the Climate Summit at the United Nations in New York on September 23, 2014United Nations (United States) (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged all nations including emerging economies to act against climate change, warning that time was running out to prevent further damage.



  • Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms
  • WASHINGTON (AP) ? Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects.

  • Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest
  • FILE - This March 15, 2013 file photo shows Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, papal nuncio for the Dominican Republic, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Vatican says it has put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest following allegations he sexually abused young boys in the Caribbean country. Josef Wesolowski has already been defrocked after the Vatican's canon law court found him guilty in June and imposed its toughest penalty: laicization, or returning to life as a layman. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, the Vatican's separate criminal court opened a preliminary hearing into his case and ordered him placed under house arrest. (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz, File)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.



  • Sue Bird 1st 4-time player on US basketball roster
  • FILE - In this Thursday, July 31, 2014 file photo, Seattle Storm's Sue Bird plays against the Indiana Fever in a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. Bird became the first American player to make four world championship teams when USA Basketball announced the roster on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Bird won gold medals in 2002 and 2010 and a bronze medal in 2006. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)Sue Bird is in a class by herself.



  • Bestselling book banned from middle schools
  • RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) ? The bestselling book "The Fault in Our Stars," narrated by a 16-year-old cancer patient, has been banned from Riverside Unified School District middle schools over sexual content, but it is still allowed in high schools.

  • Exclusive: U.S. told Iran of intent to strike Islamic State in Syria - source
  • The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile while conducting strike missions against ISIL targets from the Arabian GulfBy Parisa Hafezi, Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States informed Iran in advance of its intention to strike Islamic State militants in Syria and assured Tehran that it would not target the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a senior Iranian official told Reuters. The communication, confirmed in part by a senior U.S. ...



  • Senator's live pigeon shoot draws criticism
  • FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, speaks during a Republican rally in Edmond, Okla. Inhofe is facing criticism from animal rights groups, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, over a fundraiser he held earlier this month in which live pigeons were thrown into the air for participants to shoot out of the sky. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ? Several animal rights groups criticized Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe on Tuesday for a fundraiser he held earlier this month in his home state of Oklahoma in which live pigeons were thrown into the air for participants to shoot out of the sky.



  • Saudi Arabia confirms role in strikes against Islamic State in Syria
  • RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's air force participated in U.S.-led bombing strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, its official news agency said on Wednesday, a rare foreign sortie for the kingdom's military. Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally, the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam, has funneled cash and arms to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but has also opposed Islamist militants within the anti-Assad insurgency. ...

  • U.S. and Arab allies launch first strikes on militants in Syria
  • An Islamic State militant stands next to residents as they hold pieces of wreckage from a Syrian war plane after it crashed in Raqqa, in northeast SyriaBy Phil Stewart and Tom Perry WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and its Arab allies bombed militant groups in Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters, members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group and opening a new front amid shifting Middle East alliances. The attacks encountered no objection, and even signs of tacit approval, from President Bashar al-Assad's Syrian government, which said Washington had warned Damascus in advance. ...



  • Seahawks on top of AP Pro32 rankings
  • Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch flies into the end zone for a touchdown in overtime against the Denver Broncos in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks defeated the Broncos 26-20. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)NEW YORK (AP) ? Russell Wilson's clutch plays in overtime helped the Seattle Seahawks fend off Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. It also put them on top of the latest AP Pro32 power rankings.



  • Britain close to joining U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State
  • An F/A-18C Hornet prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct strike missions against ISIL targets, in the Arabian GulfBy Andrew Osborn MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron may announce as early as this week that Britain is ready to join air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and that he plans to seek parliament's approval for such action, government sources said on Tuesday. Cameron is due to set out his position in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Wednesday night at which he will call on the world to unite to destroy Islamic State (IS)militants, whom he has warned are planning to attack Britain. The decision to strike in Iraq would be at Baghdad's request. ...



  • U.S. officials: Terrorist group was nearing attack
  • Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, Jr., Director of Operations J3, speaks about the operations in Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, during a news conference at the Pentagon. In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. bombed a cell of al Qaida militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the U.S. or Europe, Pentagon officials say. Mayville, the Pentagon?s operations chief, said that the Khorasan Group was nearing ?the execution phase of an attack either in Europe or the homeland." (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)President Barack Obama's decision to order airstrikes against an al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group was based on intelligence suggesting that the group was close to carrying out a terror plot against the U.S. or Europe, administration officials said Tuesday.



  • Poll shows Brazil's Rousseff with seven-point lead in second-round election: Vox Populi
  • RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff opened a seven-point lead over her main rival, Marina Silva, in a likely second-round runoff in October presidential elections, a poll published on Tuesday showed. Rousseff has 46 percent of voter support in the expected runoff compared with 39 percent for Silva, according to a survey by polling firm Vox Populi. The previous Vox Populi poll on Sept. 15 measured Rousseff's likely second-round support at 41 percent and Silva's at 42 percent, a technical tie. ...

  • Mo'ne Davis to donate jersey to Hall of Fame
  • FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning against Tennessee during a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. Davis is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Davis, the first girl to win a game at the Little League Baseball World Series, will donate the jersey she wore during the game to the museum on Thursday. She'll be accompanied by teammates from both her Little League World Series team and the travel team she's played on since she was seven. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) ? Mo'ne Davis' performance in the Little League World Series has earned her a place in baseball's Hall of Fame.