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Trooper ambush suspect added to most wanted list

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SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first, friends and colleagues said Thursday at the slai... Full Story

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  • Trooper ambush suspect added to most wanted list
    Trooper ambush suspect added to most wanted list

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first, friends and colleagues said Thursday at the slain state police trooper's funeral, hours before his suspected killer was added to the FBI's most wanted list.

  • Suspects who used survivalist skills, hid in woods
    Suspects who used survivalist skills, hid in woods

    Investigators searching for the man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania trooper in an ambush outside a barracks in the Pocono Mountains nearly a week ago describe the suspect as a self-taught survivalist who hates police. Eric Frein, 31, is believed to be hiding in dense forest punctuated by privat communities, vacation homes and hunting cabins.

  • 'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return
    'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does — including his own charity.

  • A glance at disputed passages in Three Cups of Tea
    A glance at disputed passages in Three Cups of Tea

    Greg Mortenson's best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" came under intense scrutiny after 60 Minutes, author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated. Here's a look at some of those stories, what is being disputed and Mortenson's response in a recent interview with The Associated Press:

  • Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire
    Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A man has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.

  • Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life
    Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

    SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their "permanent removal" from society is appropriate.

  • In wake of beheadings, Busch Gardens removes props

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday.

  • Man wants marathon bombing suspect to face victims
    Man wants marathon bombing suspect to face victims

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hasn't appeared in court for more than a year. But prosecutors and a man who was severely injured in the bombings say they want to see him in a courtroom soon.

  • Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial
    Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.

  • Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke
    Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides.

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