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A tourist disembarks from a military plane 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. Travelers are being flown free of charge to airports in Tijuana, Mazatlan, Guadalajara and Mexico City to catch connecting flights and, in the case of foreigners, receive consular assistance. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane OdileMexico begins airlifting tourists from hurricane-stricken Baja; Odile still a tropical storm
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S. Korea detain US man in waters near borderSouth Korean soldiers detain US man apparently trying to swim across border into N. Korea
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Protesters chant at a meeting of the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Clayton, Mo. Protesters, seeking the immediate arrest of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson who fatally shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, disrupted a government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)
Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutorFerguson protesters renew call to remove prosecutor, arrest officer in fatal police shooting
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Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Holder said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias studyAP Interview: Justice Department selects researchers to study racial bias in policing
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Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan, speaks during a news conference in Blooming Grove Twp, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Noonan identified Eric Matthew Frein, 31,  as the gunman who killed one trooper and injured another in a late-night ambush outside a state police barracks. Frein was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement officer and other offenses.  The gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a Friday night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Michael J. Mullen)  WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killingPolice hunt for suspect in trooper killing, say he's an angry survivalist bent on mass murder
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Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones greets fans after a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Baltimore. Baltimore won 8-2 to clinch the American League East. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Orioles clinch AL East with 8-2 win over Blue JaysOrioles beat Blue Jays 8-2 to clinch AL East title for first time in 17 years
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Scientist Kat Bolstad, left, from the Auckland University of Technology, and student Aaron Boyd Evans examine a colossal squid at a national museum facility Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Wellington, New Zealand.  The colossal squid, which weighs 350 kilograms (770 pounds) and is as long as a minibus, is one of the sea’s most elusive species. It had been frozen for eight months until Tuesday, when scientists in New Zealand got a long-anticipated chance to thaw out the animal and inspect it _ once they used a forklift to maneuver it into a tank.(AP Photo/Nick Perry)
Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good showKraken good show: New Zealand researchers' exam of rarely seen colossal squid draws 142K views
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Cincinnati Reds' Brayan Pena reacts to striking out during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Arrieta's no-hit bid for Cubs broken up in 8thJake Arrieta's no-hit bid for Cubs broken up by Brandon Phillips in 8th inning at Wrigley
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Lava on Hawaii continues moving through vacant lotLava from Hawaii volcano continues to move slowly through vacant lot, likely bypassing homes
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  • Preview of 2014 Remodel Tour

    Creighton Cox is with me, he's with the Home- builders Association and Ben Trannel is owner of Red House Remodeling and also chair of the tour this year. Thank you both for coming in. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 12:42 PM
  • Heavy rain causes little damage

    The four to six inches of rain that fell in Warren County Tuesday night made a mess but caused little damage. The Des Moines Register, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 03:00 AM
  • Go back in time to an oasis named Okoboji

    "I remember doing this when I was a kid," Linda Clarksean said with a laugh as she walked up the steep ramp to the 84-year-old Tipsy House holding the hands of her 5- and 6-year-old grandsons. Battling the tug of gravity through the fun house of impossibly angled rooms, they arrived at the peaked roof for the view of Okoboji, a resort on the Iowa Great Lakes. Star-Telegram.com, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 03:18 PM
  • Fall Allergies Causing Misery

    Rain provides temporary relief for fall allergy sufferers, but Des Moines allergist, Dr. Jim Wille says it won't be long before symptoms including red, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and nasal congestion return. He says ragweed is the culprit- and if you're bothered by it, keep your windows closed- until cold weather kills it off. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 11:33 AM
  • SCSU examines its use of campus spaces

    SCSU examines its use of campus spaces New approaches and technology, little growth are likely parts of facilities plan. Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/16/scsu-examines-use-campus-spaces/15750845/ St. Cloud State University director of facilities management John Frischmann talks Tuesday about new features and facilities employed in the new Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility building on campus. St. Cloud Times, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 10:33 PM
  • How the state deals with OWI offenders

    The man who crashed a red Camaro on a Des Moines freeway Saturday is not the first person to receive more than one OWI charge and allowed to get back behind the wheel. A well known car dealer, charged in two separate incidents remains in jail tonight Steve Luebke charged with abandoning this burning car on the freeway Saturday. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 06:39 PM
  • Man Responsible for Fiery Crash Received OWI the Next Day

    It started with a crash on I-235 just before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Witnesses say 57-year-old Steven Luepke was driving recklessly when he lost control of a 2010 Chevy Camaro and crashed into the median. WHO-TV Des Moines, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 09:43 PM
  • Did the Inspector General use a "virtually impossible" standard to exonerate the VA?

    Last month, acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin issued a report on the wait-list scandal that appeared to let the DVA off the hook for patient deaths , while still castigating the bureaucracy for widespread fraud and abuse. One line in the report stated that the deaths of dozens of veterans could not be conclusively linked to the wait-list fraud that kept them from receiving medical care. Hot Air, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 09:55 PM
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