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CHICAGO (AP) — Travelers trying to fly in and out of Chicago today have been stranded because of a fire at an air traffic control facility in suburban Chicago. The fire put a stop to all flights in and out of Chicago's two airports, canceling hundreds of flights. And the impact is expected to be felt at airports around the country. Police say the fire was intentionally set by a contract employee.

DETROIT (AP) — State police in Detroit say the driver of a waste-hauling truck is dead after the truck hit a pedestrian bridge over a freeway, pulling it down onto the roadway and snarling rush-hour traffic. They say a boom on the truck had been extended too high to go under the bridge. Two other vehicles were struck by debris, but no one else was hurt.

MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — Authorities pursuing a survivalist accused of the fatal ambush at a state police barracks in Pennsylvania are looking for him in an abandoned hotel in the Pocono Mountains. A state police spokesman says trackers were sent this morning to the Buck Hill Inn, close to the main search area. He says Eric Frein (freen) was known to visit the hotel when it was open. It's been closed since 1991. Frein is accused of opening fire two weeks ago outside the Blooming Grove barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing one trooper and injuring a second.

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military says coalition warplanes have destroyed four tanks today belonging to the Islamic State group in eastern Syria. The militants are being targeted in an oil-producing area that has generated millions of dollars in revenue for the extremist faction. It's the second straight day in which the U.S. and its Arab allies have taken aim at the militants near the border with Iraq.

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says there should be thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines available in the coming months. It says they could eventually be given to health care workers and other people who have had contact with the sick. But a WHO official says no vaccine has yet been proven safe or effective in humans. Testing has now begun to make sure they are not harmful.

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