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Pa. suspect researched police tactics...Poll: Politics is confusing...Chelsea Clinton a mom

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 27, 2014 at 2:01 a.m.



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UNDATED (AP) — Police say the man accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, killing one, spent years preparing for his mission, including ways to avoid arrest. Authorities say information from a computer hard drive used by Eric Frein (freen) shows the suspect did Internet research on how to avoid police manhunts and on law enforcement technology and survival skills. Authorities believe they have Frein contained within a 5-square-mile perimeter around his parents' home.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll is shedding light on the confusion Americans feel about some of the day's major issues. The majority of Americans say things like the federal health care law, the debate over NSA surveillance and the way the Federal Reserve affects interest rates are very complicated and difficult to fathom.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chelsea Clinton is a new mom today, having given birth to a daughter, Charlotte. That makes Bill and Hillary Clinton grandparents. The baby's birth was announced on Twitter and Facebook early today. Chelsea Clinton says she and husband Marc Mezvinsky (mez-VIN'-skee) are "full of love, awe and gratitude."

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — From the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, an estimated one million people are reeling from an excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived in the Americas less than a year ago. Some cases have already emerged in the United States. The disease, called chikungunya (chih-kihn-GUHN'-yuh), is usually not fatal but the epidemic has overwhelmed hospitals, and caused its sufferers days of pain and misery. There's no cure or vaccine.

LONDON (AP) — British prime minister David Cameron says his countries participation in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group is about "psychopathic terrorists that are trying to kill us." He says there is no "walk on by" option. Britain, Belgium and Denmark are the latest European nations to sign on to help with airstrikes in Iraq. None but the U.S. and Arab allies are hitting Syria.

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