September 23, 2014

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Police: Ambush suspect probably hiding in woods

Eric Frein

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland. Police say they are eliminating possible hiding places for the suspect, Read More…

Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Tuesday in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s easy to dismiss Apple’s new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. After all, phones running Google’s Android system long have had larger screens. In addition, many Android phones already have the wireless chips that iPhones are getting for making credit card payments without pulling out a card at retail stores. But the new iPhones are Read More…

France strikes Islamic State group’s depot in Iraq

PARIS (AP) — Iraq’s military spokesman says four French airstrikes killed dozens of fighters from the Islamic State group in a contested area of northern Iraq. French President Francois Hollande announced the first airstrikes Friday morning, saying Rafale fighter jets struck a logistics depot in northeastern Iraq, and the target was “entirely destroyed.” The U.S. Read More…

Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

Don Spirit

BELL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man with an extensive criminal record — he spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son — killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage Thursday at a home in a small Florida town outside of Read More…

Alibaba poised to surge on the NYSE

NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say “open sesame” to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise up to $25 billion. The company priced its initial public offering of stock Thursday evening at $68 per share, the top end Read More…

Pitching powers Indians again as they edge Astros 2-1 in 13 innings

Cleveland Indians' Mike Aviles hits a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to bring in Jose Ramirez in the 13th inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Thursday in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON — The Cleveland Indians relied on their pitching again, and their offense came alive just in time to beat the Houston Astros. Mike Aviles’ sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Indians a 2-1 win Thursday night. Ramirez doubled with one out before Samuel Deduno (2-6) walked Michael Brantley Read More…

Scots reject independence in historic vote

A newspaper advertising board displays a message for the Scottish independence referendum at a newsagents on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to Britain’s economic and political establishment, including Prime Minister Read More…

10 Things to Know, Thursday, Sept. 18

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. A momentous event in the United Kingdom’s history  After 300 years together, the voters of Scotland have their chance to decide whether they should split from England, leave the U.K., and become an independent country or remain Read More…

Review: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8

This screen shot made Sept. 17, 2014, shows the predictive keyboard available with Apple’s iOS 8 software update. The free update is available to owners of iPhone and iPad models going back to 2011, though older devices won’t get all the new features. (AP Photo/Apple)

NEW YORK (AP) — The scores of new features in Apple’s software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too. With the new iOS 8 software for iPhones and iPads, those devices start to act Read More…

Police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest

Mounted members of the Pennsylvania State Police honor guard line up together during the viewing of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson on Wednesday at the Rotunda at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa.  (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)

Hundreds of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues 40 miles away for the killer, identified as a self-taught survivalist who hates police. Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, was gunned down late Friday Read More…