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Search continues for UVa student...No sign of suspect in PA trooper killing... 5 inmates escape in CA

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 20, 2014 at 8:41 p.m.



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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A quiet college community in the Virginia mountains is being turned upside down in an effort to find the University of Virginia student who disappeared a week ago. Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, scoured the city of Charlottesville today looking for any sign of 18-year-old Hannah Graham.

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) —The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania last week is still at large but police appear to have narrowed their search. Authorities have largely shutdown a heavily wooded community in the Pocono Mountains where 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen) lived with his parents.

MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in central California are on the lookout for five inmates who escaped from the Madera County jail Friday night. They were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Police say all five should be considered armed and dangerous.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Experts are having doubts about the Turkish government's claim that they 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. A former Turkish diplomat says it "sounds a bit too good to be true." The hostages were seized at the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq, by the Islamic State group.

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish officials are appealing for international help in ousting Islamic State militants from a Kurdish area in northern Syria. Activists say hundreds of Kurdish fighters are crossing into Syria from Turkey to defend the Kobani area where the extremists have used weapons and armor seized from Iraqi soldiers to attack villages, forcing thousands of Syrian Kurds to flee.

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