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WASHINGTON (AP) — A rift within the Republican Party is widening in the aftermath of its clear defeat in the budget-debt brawl that threatened a default and shutdown much of the U.S. federal government for 16 days. AP Photos.
SAN FRANCISCO AIRLINER CRASH
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The firefighter who ran over and killed a Chinese survivor of a commercial air disaster in San Francisco was unaware of the girl's death at the time and will not be charged with any crimes, a prosecutor says. By Paul Elias. AP Photos.
UNITED STATES-NKOREA-NUCLEAR REACTOR
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's restart of a plutonium reactor could strengthen not just its nuclear weapons program but its negotiating position if aid-for-disarmament talks resume, a top U.S. expert says. By Matthew Pennington.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominates the Pentagon's former top lawyer to help craft U.S. counterterrorism policy as secretary of the Homeland Security Department, suggesting a shift from the department's emphasis on immigration and border security. By Alicia A. Caldwell. AP Photos.
TEENAGE GIRLS-HUMAN REMAINS
NEW YORK (AP) — An autopsy of a fetus found in a teenage girl's shopping bag at a New York City lingerie store is inconclusive, and more tests will be needed to determine how the fetus died, the city medical examiner's office says. By Jennifer Peltz and Colleen Long. AP Photos.
VENEZUELA-MOTOR SPORTS-CURRENCY SCANDAL
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan officials have frozen all disbursements of hard currency to automobile and motorcycle racers who compete abroad as they investigate a corruption scandal. By Jorge Rueda.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The governments of Venezuela and Guyana say they have agreed to more talks on a border dispute that prompted the Venezuelan navy to detain a ship charted by a U.S. oil company. AP Photos.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he once feared that terrorists could use the electrical device that had been implanted near his heart to kill him and had his doctor disable its wireless function.
BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge rejects a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to order prosecutors to give the defense more time to prepare their arguments against the death penalty. By Denise Lavoie.
TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — Prosecutors file charges against two men accused of shooting five people at a Hmong New Year's festival in Oklahoma.
BUSINESS AND FINANCE:
NEW YORK (AP) — Google's stock surpassed the $1,000 mark for the first time, helped by strong third-quarter results. By Bree Fowler. AP Photos.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:
NEW YORK (AP) — Little did Nico Muhly know when he composed "Two Boys" that the type of Internet deception he based the opera on would keep repeating over and over. So when reports surfaced last winter that Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o was duped into an online relationship with a nonexistent woman, Muhly was happy in a perverse way. By Ronald Blum.
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Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
Buffalo police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
The Niagara County Sheriff's responded to Saunders Settlement Road near Comstock in Cambria Friday night after receiving a tip about a suspected meth lab.
Call 4 Action looked into claims this week that members of BJ's Wholesale Club were paying too much on sales tax on some deeply discounted items.
State Police in Pennsylvania are investigating an alleged pedophile pastor already facing charges in Western New York.