Tuesday, September 16, 2014

National News

Police: Barracks ambush suspect sought mass murder
Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder.

9/11 commemoration begins with bell toll
Oneonta man accused in several burglaries
Christie: Casinos, tracks can offer sports betting
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has issued a directive allowing his state's casinos and racetracks to immediately offer sports betting without fear of criminal or civil liability.

Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81
NEW YORK - Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

Stewart to return to competition Sunday
Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

Police officials: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital
NEW YORK - Two police officials say Joan Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor's office to a New York City hospital.

Army: Shooter at Virginia base was female soldier
FORT LEE, Va. - The Army says early reports indicated that a female soldier turned a gun on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself, on a central Virginia base.

Ferguson pledges efforts at reconciliation
FERGUSON, Mo. - The city of Ferguson, Missouri, says it working hard to better connect with the community and learn from the "discord and heartbreak" that followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.

Family: Joan Rivers on life support
NEW YORK - Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.