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The Galveston County Daily News : Nation

September 23, 2014

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Prosecutor: Child had lighter at deadly shed fire

HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities investigating a fire that killed an 8-year-old Massachusetts boy say a child was playing with a lighter inside a shed that apparently contained gasoline for a lawnmower.

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Man charged with threatening to take over ranch
Posted: September 23, 2014

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A man who lost his western Montana ranch in a 1979 divorce and spent more than 20 years in prison for intimidating judges, attorneys and others involved in the case is now charged with threatening to kidnap the current owners and showing up at the property to "take back the ranch," Ravalli County court records said.

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Texas backs off plan to sell alcohol at guns shows
Posted: September 23, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials have withdrawn a plan to allow sales of alcohol at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions, such as a ban on sales of live ammunition.

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Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of al-Qaida after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, telling a judge that there would be a price to pay for trying to "bury me alive."

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Arizona fugitive captured after months on run
Posted: September 23, 2014

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A physically fit inmate who escaped from an Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop and pulling apart an overhead security fence has been captured.

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San Diego philanthropist launches newspaper bid
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego philanthropist has launched a bid to buy his city's dominant newspaper and turn it into one of the nation's largest nonprofit news organizations.

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Police: 3 people dead in shooting at UPS facility
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before committing suicide, police said.

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Seattle to fine residents for not composting
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined.

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Patagonia pays $4K for violations in Utah park
Posted: September 23, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has agreed to pay a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah after rock climbing policies were violated in the making of a catalog photograph.

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