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Two Wounded in Central Florida Mall Shooting

Posted: 9:18 PM - Authorities say two people have been wounded in a shooting at a central Florida mall, and police are trying to determine if two men found dead a short time later in a crashed vehicle are connected.

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Researchers: Everglades Crocodile Numbers Up

Posted: 8:10 AM - Researchers say a record number of American crocodile hatchlings were counted in Everglades National Park this year, providing hope that restoration efforts are helping the once endangered species.

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  • Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It's just one sign of the difficulties in trying to destroy the group by relying mainly on airstrikes....
  • Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self."...
  • 10 Things to Know-Wednesday
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
  • Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution....
  • US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January - or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up....
  • Ports mostly reopen after Los Angeles-area fire
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A fire that raged overnight on the underside of an old wooden wharf was finally quelled Tuesday but not before all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and several in adjacent Long Beach harbor were shut down for most of the day because of worries about unhealthy smoke....
  • US, California release roadmap for solar projects
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- State and federal officials sought Tuesday to bring order to California's boom for renewable-energy plants in the Mojave and other southern California deserts, releasing a roadmap covering 22.5 million acres that designates some areas for large-scale solar, wind and geothermal plants and others for conservation of desert habitat and animals....
  • US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January - or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up....
  • Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY
    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."...
  • Obama admin creates Korean land mine exception
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three months after announcing its intention to largely comply with an international treaty banning land mines, the Obama administration on Tuesday carved out an exception for its stockpile of the weapons on the Korean Peninsula....
  • Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexually abusing youngsters....
  • US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January - or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up....
  • Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists....
  • Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It's just one sign of the difficulties in trying to destroy the group by relying mainly on airstrikes....
  • Turkey considers military role against ISIL
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he is considering expanding support for Western and Arab operations against the Islamic State group to include military involvement....
  • Scholar behind anti-Obama film gets probation
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama was ordered Tuesday to spend eight months in community confinement and undergo therapeutic counseling for arranging straw donors for a Senate candidate....
  • Obama gets boost for coalition-building efforts
    NEW YORK (AP) -- For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes in Syria has shifted the tenor of his three-day diplomatic mission at the United Nations, allowing him to use the unexpected cooperation to mobilize reluctant other nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants....
  • Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists....
  • Secret Service interviewed accused intruder twice
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence during the weekend and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law enforcement said Tuesday....
  • Details of the mission against militants in Syria
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets and an al-Qaida group in Syria. Some facts about the military action:...
  • US, California release roadmap for solar projects
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- State and federal officials sought Tuesday to bring order to California's boom for renewable-energy plants in the Mojave and other southern California deserts, releasing a roadmap covering 22.5 million acres that designates some areas for large-scale solar, wind and geothermal plants and others for conservation of desert habitat and animals....
  • Europe, Syria drag on global stock markets
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Grim economic news from Europe and airstrikes in Syria rattled global stocks Tuesday....
  • Limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration's decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation's complex corporate tax code....
  • Oil near its low for the year despite turmoil
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The oil market has lost its jitters....
  • Wind energy proposal would light Los Angeles homes
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An alliance of four companies proposed an $8 billion project Tuesday that within a decade could send wind power generated on the plains of Wyoming to households in Southern California....
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