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

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

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. ...

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.

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.

This Sept. 21, 2009 photo provided by Jerry Murphy shows Omar Gonzalez, who was married to Murphy's mother, Samantha, until they divorced in 2012. Authorities have identified Gonzalez as the man who got into the White House after scaling a fence on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jerry Murphy)In both cases, the Secret Service concluded there was no evidence that Omar Gonzalez was a security threat: U.S. official.

FILE- A Sept. 12, 2013 file photo released by the Montana State Prison shows Stacey Rambold, a 54-year-old teacher who is serving a 30-day sentence in prison for raping a former student who later killed herself. The Montana Supreme Court has denied Rambold's request to reconsider a ruling that’s likely to send him back to prison to serve more time for the rape. (AP Photo/Montana State Prison)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana prosecutor is seeking 10 years in prison for a teacher who raped a 14-year-old student, after the Supreme Court rejected a one-month sentence from an earlier judge whose comments pinned some responsibility on the victim.

Conservative commentator and best-selling author, Dinesh D'Souza exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse after pleading guilty in New YorkBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza avoided prison on Tuesday when a U.S. judge sentenced him to serve eight months in a community confinement center after he pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance law. D'Souza, 53, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan to live in a center, which would allow him to leave during non-residential hours for employment, for the first eight months of a five-year probationary period. ...

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