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September 17, 2014

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Journalists criticize White House for 'secrecy'

CHICAGO (AP) — Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide.

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Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 8:00 pm

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.

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Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk
Posted: September 17, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.

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46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back
Posted: September 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years after the first really nice car Ivan Schneider ever owned disappeared from in front of his New York City building, the Jaguar convertible is coming home.

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Officials: Wildfire destroyed, damaged 200 homes
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 8:01 pm

WEED, Calif. (AP) — Teams of firefighters went house-to-house on Wednesday to pin down damage done by a wildfire that officials estimated had destroyed 110 homes and damaged another 90 when flames swept through the small Northern California town of Weed.

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Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car crash
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 8:00 pm

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A car full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday.

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Production of Lincoln Logs toy returning to US
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 8:00 pm

BURNHAM, Maine (AP) — Lincoln Logs, the popular toy created nearly a century ago by a son of Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.A.

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Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 8:01 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Months after the installation by Donald Trump of 20-foot-tall letters spelling out his last name on the side of one of the city's tallest skyscrapers, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing an ordinance that would make sure nobody else can do the same.

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Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks.

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