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Police vehicles are seen outside a UPS service center following a deadly shooting in Birmingham, AlabamaBy Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A recently-fired UPS employee on Tuesday shot dead two supervisors at the company facility where he had worked in Birmingham, Alabama, before turning the gun on himself, police said. The gunman, identified by authorities as Kerry Joe Tesney, 45, was fired earlier this month and had recently received a letter in the mail with the news that he had lost his appeal to get his job back, police said. Police had earlier said that Tesney, a resident of Trussville, a Birmingham suburb, was fired on Monday. ...

A UPS warehouse has police cars and tape surrounding it on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before taking his own life, police said.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)Police: Man who killed 2, himself at an Ala. UPS facility had been fired a day earlier.

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered Alaska election officials to go further in offering translation assistance to native-language voters in a ruling that one civil rights lawyer said on Tuesday may have implications for non-English speakers in other states. The decision, issued on Monday, gives the state the six weeks that remain before the Nov. 4 elections to comply with a list of remedies designed to accommodate Yup'ik- and Giwch'in-speaking voters in several rural Alaska Native villages. The eight-page order by U.S. ...

Missing UVa StudentPolice have charged Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., 32, with abduction with intent to defile.

Firefighters mop up a spot fire on the northern edge of the King Fire in the Tahoe National ForestBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada tightened their grip on Tuesday on a fierce blaze that has destroyed a dozen homes and threatened thousands more as it raged for an 11th day through drought-parched timber west of Lake Tahoe. The so-called King Fire, which authorities say was deliberately set on Sept. 13, has charred more than 89,500 acres in two national forests, but officials said crews had managed to carve containment lines around 35 percent of its perimeter as of midday Tuesday. ...

A grand jury began hearing testimony on Tuesday in the case involving Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward Jr.

President Barack Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn the White House, in Washington, before heading to the United Nations. The president said the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)U.S. bombed cell of al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria of whom few have heard.

U.S. President Obama meets in New York with representatives of Arab nations that contributed in air strikes against Islamic State targets in SyriaBy Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Appearing relaxed enough to crack a joke, U.S. President Barack Obama took to the world stage on Tuesday after launching airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants but he is still facing huge political risks at home and abroad. The reason for Obama's good humor? His diplomacy paid off this time, with military contributions from five Arab states. One of his first items of business after arriving in New York for meetings at the United Nations was to personally thank representatives from the five. ...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. security agencies issued an intelligence bulletin on Tuesday about threats from Syria-based al Qaeda operatives, a Homeland Security spokeswoman said. The Department of Homeland Security and FBI alerted state, local and federal law enforcement to the latest threats, said to DHS spokeswoman Marsha Catron. "Recent intelligence indicated that senior Syria-based AQ operatives were nearing the execution phase for an attack in Europe or the homeland," she said. U.S. ...

Arizona Jail EscapeFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A former personal trainer who broke free from an Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop and pulling apart a security fence is back in custody after months on the run, authorities said Tuesday.

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