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Abandoned Philly prison adds screams for Halloween

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An abandoned prison would seem creepy enough around Halloween. Now add blood-curdling screams and gruesome characters who can reach out and grab you.

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General in charge of ICBMs fired

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force said Friday it fired the two-star general in charge of its nuclear missiles in response to an investigation into alleged personal misbehavior. It was the second sacking this week of a senior commander of nuclear forces.

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Stocks rise as debt talks continue in Washington

The closer Washington gets to a deal over the debt ceiling, the higher stocks go.

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Kansas man is hit by train, gets up and walks away

 

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas man who was walking along railroad tracks wearing headphones was hit by a train that he didn't hear approaching behind him — but that he got back up and kept walking.

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Ex-cop didn't seem to have target in courthouse

 

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — An ex-police officer did not seem to be targeting anyone or any particular office when he stood across the street from a federal courthouse and sprayed the glass facade with bullets, even taking the time to wave away bystanders before he opened fire, authorities said.

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Global chemical watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to eliminate the scourge that has haunted generations from World War I to the battlefields of Syria.

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Scott Carpenter, 2nd US astronaut in orbit, dies

DENVER (AP) — Scott Carpenter conquered the heights of space, the depths of the ocean, and the darkness of fear. And in doing so he became the second American to orbit the Earth, powered by not just a rocket but an insatiable curiosity.

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Feds will let states pay to reopen national parks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration said Thursday it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen — as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations.

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