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Pa. ambush planned...Oklahoma woman beheaded...Fire disrupts Chicago airports

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 27, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.



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UNDATED (AP) — Police say a suspect's decision to ambush two Pennsylvania state troopers at a remote barracks want not a spur of the moment decision. Authorities say information on the hard drive of a computer used by Eric Frein (freen) shows he planned the attack for years and also studied methods of avoiding arrest. One trooper died in the ambush. Authorities believe they have Frein contained within a 5-square-mile perimeter around his parents' home.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say the man who beheaded a co-worker at an Oklahoma food processing plant had earlier been fired from his job. Employees say Alton Nolen had recently converted to Islam and was recruiting others. Nolen was shot and wounded by a company official as he attacked a second woman. Police say he'll be arrested when he regains consciousness.

CHICAGO (AP) — All traffic in and out of Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports was brought to a halt by a control center fire that authorities say was deliberately set by a contract employee. Airlines are scrambling to accommodate travelers whose flights were canceled yesterday. The FBI says suspect Brian Howard remains hospitalized after being found trying to cut his own throat.

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — A conservative Muslim province in Indonesia now has a law that sets caning as a punishment for people who engage in same-sex relations. Human rights groups have said the law violates international treaties signed by Indonesia protecting the rights of minorities and women. The central government doesn't have the power to strike down a provincial law, but it can ask Aceh to reconsider.

TOKYO (AP) — At least one person has been seriously injured in the eruption of a volcano in central Japan that caught mountain climbers by surprise. Mt. Ontake spewed large white plumes high into the sky, sending people fleeing and covering surrounding areas in ash. Several injuries are reported. In a YouTube video shown on Japanese TV, surprised climbers can be seen moving quickly away as an expanding plume engulfs them.

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