Police: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopers

09/15/2014 06:59 PM EDT
The gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers outside their barracks, killing one, used a rifle and might have had formal firearms training through the military or law enforcement, authorities said Monday. 
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Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water
09/15/2014 03:08 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Full Story

Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound
09/15/2014 07:47 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions. Full Story

Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian
09/15/2014 11:42 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution. Full Story

Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor
09/15/2014 03:49 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. Full Story

Pearce, Harrison among game's biggest surprises
09/15/2014 04:47 AM EDT - Steve Pearce may be the perfect embodiment of Baltimore's surprising year. The 31-year-old first baseman had never played more than 61 games in a season until 2014, but his 17 home runs — 13 more than his previous career high — have helped put the Orioles on the verge of an AL East title. Full Story

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids
09/15/2014 06:48 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. Full Story

Sendak collection leaving library in Philadelphia
09/14/2014 12:11 PM EDT - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A small Philadelphia museum that houses more than 10,000 pieces by illustrator Maurice Sendak will be returning most of the collection to the author's estate. Full Story

Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking
09/14/2014 10:51 PM EDT - BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday. Full Story

Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush
09/13/2014 06:55 PM EDT - BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the shooter or shooters. Full Story

Man wanted for robbery arrested at Frisbee tourney

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon. Full Story
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'No Good Deed' slays 'Guardians' at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An evil Idris Elba and terrified Taraji P. Henson overcame a group of first-rate intergalactic misfits at theaters over the weekend. Full Story
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Kanye West calls out fan in wheelchair

Kim Kardashian’s husband refuses to play until everyone in arena stands & unless they demonstrate a handicap.