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2nd bus crash death...Election commission names new Afghan president...Hong Kong students boycott classes

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 22, 2014 at 1:00 a.m.



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BEAR, Del. (AP) — Authorities in Delaware say a second person has died following a tour bus crash that left 48 others injured. Delaware State Police say the 30-year-old woman from Istanbul, Turkey sustained multiple traumatic injuries and died at a hospital. A 54-year-old woman died at the scene when she became pinned under the bus that overturned late Sunday afternoon while negotiating a curve in an off-ramp. Authorities say the sightseeing group had been traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York.

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania are still looking for a survivalist accused of shooting to death a state trooper and wounding another. But police say they've found the AK-47 style assault rifle that 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen) was carrying. Police believe they're hot on the trial of Frein as he travels on foot through northeastern Pennsylvania's heavy forests where he grew up. But there's been no sight of him since the Sept. 12 ambush.

CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. (AP) — Military officials say three Afghan soldiers reported missing from a military base in Cape Cod, Massachusetts are not a threat to the public. The three soldiers had been taking part in an annual Regional Cooperation training exercise and arrived at Camp Edwards on Sept. 11. They were last seen at a mall in Hyannis.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election commission has named a new president, ending months of vote-related tension. The commission has named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner and next president, and his one-time rival, Abdullah Abdullah, will fill the newly created position of chief executive. The commission has not released final vote totals amid concerns that doing so could inflame tensions.

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of students in Hong Kong are planning to boycott classes Monday over Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms in the former British colony. The weeklong strike marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city. Students will start the class walkout by rallying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus in the afternoon.

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