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Cowboys erase 21-point deficit, beat Rams 34-31

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Survive and advance in college football, sort of

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football’s fourth weekend. Continue reading

Yemen government signs peace deal after days of fighting

By AHMED AL-HAJ SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances earlier in the day deepened a sense of uncertainty in the country. The agreement calls for an immediate cease-fire and the formation of a technocratic government within a month after consultations with all political parties, a U.N Continue reading

Police: Rifle carried by cop ambush suspect found

By KATHY MATHESON CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a Pennsylvania state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail. Investigators said they believe the alleged gunman they describe as a self-taught survivalist had been planning a confrontation with law enforcement for months, if not years. Continue reading

Arrest warrant issued for man seen with missing Virginia student: police

(Reuters) – An arrest warrant has been issued for the 32-year-old man police have identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo said on Sunday. The man, Jesse Leroy Matthew, presented himself at the police station on Saturday after officials said they were looking for him. After departing the station house following a brief discussion with police, he led law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase Continue reading

Alabama’s play ranged from great to awful in win

By JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s numbers were a mish-mash of the awfully pretty and pretty awful: four turnovers, 11 penalties, 645 yards — and one more win. The third-ranked Crimson Tide retained its perfect record with Saturday’s 42-21 win over Florida but the performance was anything but pristine Continue reading

UN General Assembly to focus on war on extremists

By ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A brutal terrorist organization that calls itself a state but lacks recognition from any government will take center stage when more than 140 heads of state and government convene for the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly this week. The head of the so-called Islamic State, a man called Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has not been invited. Continue reading

White House intruder identified as Army veteran

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday. Authorities have identified the intruder from Friday night’s shocking incident as Omar J. Continue reading

Some California wells run dry amid drought

By SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press EAST PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of domestic wells in California’s drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by. Girl Scouts have set up collection points while local charities are searching for money to install tanks next to homes. Continue reading

Soaring Carbon Dioxide Emissions Shatter Another Record

Dashing hopes and trashing projections, a new study shows global carbon dioxide emissions not only rose again last year, but are also on track to reach a new high this year, pushing the planet further toward irreversible climate change. Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and cement production last year climbed 2.3 percent to 36 billion metric tons, according to the study published Sunday in the science journal Nature. It forecasts emissions to rise past 40 billion metric tons – an increase of another 2.5 percent – this year Continue reading