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Authorities: 5 inmates escape from California jail

This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Roel Soliz, 29. Soliz is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept Continue reading

NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire ‘in name only’

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — NATO’s top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country’s east is a “cease-fire in name only,” and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible to determine how many of its troops are operating inside Ukraine. U.S. Air Force Gen Continue reading

Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song “Superwoman,” Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and the White House. The three-hour celebration of Lee’s life was held at the cavernous Riverside Church in New York on Saturday Continue reading

Tour boat runs aground near Statue of Liberty; none injured

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A large sailboat ran aground on a sandbar near the Statue of Liberty in New York on Saturday, triggering the evacuation of all 121 tourists aboard but causing no injuries, authorities said on Saturday. Continue reading

U2 guitarist gets boost in bid for Malibu mansions

MALIBU, Calif. Continue reading

Man arrested for trespassing at White House day after security breach

By Jeff Mason By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A man was arrested on Saturday for trespassing at the White House, one day after an intruder from Texas scaled a fence and made it inside the doors of the executive mansion while President Barack Obama was away, the Secret Service said. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the latest case involved a man who approached the White House gates on foot, was sent away, then returned in his vehicle to the White House gates. “He refused to leave and was arrested for trespassing,” Donovan said. Continue reading

Ex-Utah teacher to trial on student sex charges

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A 35-year-old former Utah high school teacher accused of having sexual relationships with two of her former students has been ordered to stand trial on additional charges of rape and forcible sodomy. One of the teenage boys offered graphic details during his testimony at a preliminary hearing on Friday about how he went from being Brianne Altice’s English student to allegedly having sex with her in his Farmington home. The teen testified that he was 17 years old when a relationship with Altice took place between April and June of last year, according to The Salt Lake Tribune (http://tinyurl.com/l2wleze ). Continue reading

Ex-Utah teacher to trial on student sex charges

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A 35-year-old former Utah high school teacher accused of having sexual relationships with two of her former students has been ordered to stand trial on additional charges of rape and forcible sodomy. One of the teenage boys offered graphic details during his testimony at a preliminary hearing on Friday about how he went from being Brianne Altice’s English student to allegedly having sex with her in his Farmington home. The teen testified that he was 17 years old when a relationship with Altice took place between April and June of last year, according to The Salt Lake Tribune (http://tinyurl.com/l2wleze ). Continue reading

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

By SUZAN FRASER and RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world’s most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. Continue reading

Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. Continue reading