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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Eric Frein, the suspect in the deadly ambush of a Pennsylvania state trooper, has been taken into custody after a month-long manhunt, the Pennsylvania State Police announced Thursday night. No details were immediately released about his capture. Frein allegedly opened fire outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks on Sept. 12, killing Trooper Bryon Dickson, 38, and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass, 31.


A plane appears to have crashed at a building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas on Thursday morning, CNN affiliate KSNW reported. Video from KSNW showed thick smoke rising from what appeared to be a two-story building at 10:20 a.m. CT. Two people are dead and four people are injured.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

(CNN) -- When Guy Scott takes the reins as Zambia's interim President, he'll become the first white African head of state in sub-Saharan Africa since apartheid.

Scott became vice president three years ago.

His boss, President Michael Sata, died Tuesday while undergoing treatment for an unknown illness in London.

Zambia's constitution requires fresh elections within 90 days.

Until then, Scott, who is of Scottish descent, assumes interim presidency. read more


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded early Tuesday evening along the eastern Virginia coast, causing a huge fireball but no apparent deaths. According to NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft were set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET from the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean. It was set to carry some 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. "There was failure on launch," NASA spokesman Jay Bolden said. "There was no indicated loss of life." read more


A union that represents thousands of federal immigration officers is raising alarm after the U.S. government ordered supplies to create millions of blank work permits and green cards, touching off speculation that the Obama administration may be preparing executive action on immigration.

The Associated Press reported last week that the new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department would allow the government to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years. The move appeared to suggest that the administration is preparing for a surge of work permit applications from illegal immigrants. read more


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