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Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car crash

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

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Fan heckling Harper in Atlanta ejected by umpire

By BEN WALKER

<pp_img type="node" title="Harper Fan Ejected Baseball" caption="FILE – In this July 4, 2014, file photo, Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper bats during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park in Washington. A foul-mouthed fan was ejected for heckling Harper in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

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Obama praises House vote on arming Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a House vote granting authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels is an important step toward confronting the Islamic State group.

The Republican-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize the program. A Senate vote is expected as early as Thursday.

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Los Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile’s wrath

By PETER ORSI

<pp_img type="node" title="Mexico Tropical Weather" caption="Mexican and foreign tourists arrive at an Air Force hangar in Mexico City after being airlifted out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos by the Mexican armed forces, in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

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Production of Lincoln Logs toy returning to US

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

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Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

By JASON DEAREN

<pp_img type="node" title="Toxic Algae Florida" caption="FILE- In this aerial view shows Coquina Beach, Fla., with an algae bloom off shore in this Aug. 23, 2006 file photo. In addition to fouling beaches and killing sea life, the algae creates a foul smell and can be harmful to people who breathe it in at the beach.

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Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job

By SUE MANNING

<pp_img type="node" title="Pets-Animal Actors" caption="In this film image released by Disney, Jeremy Irvine is shown in a scene from "War Horse." The film is among many animal-related films mentioned in the book "Animal Stars," a behind-the-scenes look at how trainers get everything from badgers to bears to safely do what dazzles. Set for release Sept.

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List of 2014 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ recipients

CHICAGO (AP) — The following 21 fellows will each receive $625,000 over the next five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation:

__ Danielle Bassett, 32, Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania physicist who applies mathematical approaches to analysis and modeling of brain connectivity.

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Teen accused of stealing car, running over officer

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Police say a 13-year-old Colorado boy stole his parents’ car, ran over an officer’s leg and rammed three patrol cars before being struck with a stun gun and arrested.

The officer was treated for ankle injuries and released after the pursuit in Grand Junction on Tuesday.

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Pa. lawmaker’s staffer pleads guilty in gun case

By JESSICA GRESKO

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman’s press secretary has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor weapons charges, acknowledging that he accidentally carried an unloaded gun and ammunition into a federal office building in Washington.

Ryan Shucard entered the plea Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court.

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