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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, smoke billows from the crater of Mayon volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes, in Albay province about 550 kilometers southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano has belched out lava fragments as big as a bus that rolled one kilometer (half a mile) down its slope, prompting authorities to start forcibly evacuating thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands fleeLava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee amid fears of violent burst
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, an ambulance departs Bellevue Hospital in New York where patients were being evacuated. When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn’t get to work _ problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Inspector General Office released a study Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014 on the emergency preparedness and response during the storm at 172 hospitals in the hardest-hit areas of New York, most of Connecticut and all of New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report saysHospitals struggled to handle challenges presented by Superstorm Sandy, federal report finds
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FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo Minneapolis police officer Mike Kirchen, right, chats with Mascud Abdi, 13, left, and Mahad Ahmed, 10, while on patrol in a Minneapolis community with a large Somali population. The nationwide effort to stop a new wave of Westerners being recruited by terror groups, this time for Islamic State militant groups in Syria and Iraq, could take some cues from Minnesota. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday,  Sept. 15, 2014 the Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to help detect American extremists looking to join terror organizations in countries like Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File)
Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror programAPNewsBreak: Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 of 3 sites of federal program to combat terror recruiting
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In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for a dinner during the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo. Yellen will be pressed to clarify the Fed's intentions after the Fed issues its policy statement on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on ratesFinancial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2007, file photo, the flags on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange provide a backdrop for a Wall Street street sign. Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Asian stocks higher on China stimulus reportsAsian stock markets higher on reports China central bank adding liquidity to state banks
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Australia promises $6.4 million to fight EbolaAustralia promises $6.4 million to fight Ebola in West Africa where at least 2,400 have died
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Firefighters inspect the interior of the Roseburg Lumber Mill in Weed, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Parts of the mill, the major employer in Weed, were damaged in the Boles Fire when it burned through the Siskiyou County town on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Greg Barnette)
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfireCalifornia lumber town takes stock and gives thanks after wind-driven wildfire wipes out homes
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In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Jacob Lurie, a mathematics professor at Harvard University, poses for a portrait in Cambridge, Mass. Lurie was named Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, as one of 21 people to receive a "genius grant" from the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Aynsley Floyd)
2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiledScientists, sociologist, cartoonist among 2014 winners of MacArthur Foundation 'genius grants'
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Mesa residents, reflected in a truck window, take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation of the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California.  (AP Photo/Matt York)
Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward ArizonaTropical Storm Odile heads toward Arizona, as Mexico airlifts stranded tourists from Baja
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  • Federal Appeals Court Rebukes Florida Cops for Using SWAT-Style Raids to Check Barbers' Licenses

    Today a federal appeals court rebuked police in Orange County, Florida, for mounting a warrantless, SWAT-style raid on a barbership under the pretense of assisting state inspectors. "W e have twice held, on facts disturbingly similar to those presented here, that a criminal raid executed under the guise of an administrative inspection is constitutionally unreasonable," says the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 07:20 PM
  • Three Arrested for Abusing Vulnerable Adults at Threshold Center for Autism

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Attorney General Pam Bondi's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the Orange County Sheriff's Office, and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested three former employees of Threshold Center for Autism. Capital Soup, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 06:36 PM
  • Satanic Temple to Distribute Coloring Books in Florida Schools

    The Satanic Temple has plans to distribute material about their religion in response to a recent Florida school board decision allowing distribution of religious material in public schools. WTKS-FM Maitland, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 05:16 PM
  • Satanic Temple Distributes Coloring Activity Books In Florida Schools

    The Satanic Temple responded to a Florida school board and judge decision allowing the dissemination of religious materials in public schools by distributing its own Satanic literature to Orange County classrooms. "In response to a recent School Board decision in Orange County, Florida that allows for the dissemination of religious materials in public schools, The Satanic Temple will be distributing educational religious material to students," reads a statement from the group. CBS Local, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 03:32 PM
  • Tot struck by vehicle in Orange Co.

    The crash happened around 11:25 a.m. in the 1200 block of Cupid Avenue near Christmas in east Orange County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the toddler was walking near some debris when a family member driving a sport utility vehicle hit the child. Click Orlando, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 01:31 PM
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