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National & World Officials identify trooper killed in ambush Officials identify trooper killed in ambush
Two troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities were questioning a person of interest, state police said Saturday.
National & World Parents of slain US journalist criticize handling Parents of slain US journalist criticize handling
The parents of a New Hampshire journalist slain by Islamic extremists in Syria said Friday that they never knew what the U.S. government was doing to help their son and were told they could be prosecuted if they tried to raise money for a ransom.
National & World Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, ending a campaign he had pursued despite a stint in rehab and persistent calls for him to quit amid drug and alcohol scandals.
National & World Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison
A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding near a church, authorities said.