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Governor: Shooting suspect will be caught...Afghan accepts power-sharing deal...Protesters gather

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 22, 2014 at 9:51 a.m.



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BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he's confident the survivalist charged in a deadly ambush at a police barracks will be caught. Corbett discussed the manhunt for 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen) at a news conference today in Blooming Grove, near the barracks where Frein is charged with killing one trooper and seriously wounding another 10 days ago. State police say the search area is narrowing and authorities believe they are close to him.

BAGHDAD (AP) — A senior Iraqi commander in the western Anbar province says at least 40 soldiers have been killed in suicide bombings carried out by Islamic State militants, while another 68 soldiers have been captured. The general says the soldiers disappeared during an attack on a town (Sijir) yesterday and have likely been taken to the nearby city of Fallujah (fuh-LOO'-juh). There has been no communication with any of the captured soldiers.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — There's some grumbling, but Afghanistan generally seems to be accepting the new presidential power sharing deal. The agreement between the two candidates in the final runoff was followed by official action from Afghanistan's election commission. It named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (ahsh-RAHF' gah-NEE' ah-mahd-ZEYE') as the next president. His one-time rival, Abdullah Abdullah, will fill the newly created position of chief executive, similar to prime minister. One Afghan businessman says authorities have their work cut out for them to get people to ever vote again. The new president-elect is vowing to give women prominent roles in his government.

NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters dressed in blue have gathered in lower Manhattan for a rally and march to the financial district, protesting what they say is the role of corporate and economic institutions in the climate crisis. They're expecting arrests at the event, which follows yesterday's huge march in New York City to call attention to climate change.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband. Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have previously officiated at the wedding of gay and lesbian couples, including at the Supreme Court. The court could decide in its upcoming term whether same-sex couples nationwide have the right to marry under the Constitution.

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