Breaking News: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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10 Things to know for Tuesday, Sept. 3

By The AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. RUSSIA’S GAINS CLOUD OBAMA’S ASSURANCES TO BALTICS The president’s efforts to convince former Soviet republics of his ironclad commitment to their security are complicated by the West’s inability to halt Russian aggression. OBAMA 2. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP ACCUSED OF WAR CRIMES Amnesty International says the extremists have carried out a systematic campaign of ...


Man accidentally shoots self during traffic stop

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs police say a man who was fumbling with a gun during a traffic stop accidentally shot himself. The Gazette reports an officer pulled 22-year-old Geordan Morris over in the northwestern part of the city early Sunday. The officer says he saw the driver’s side door open and heard a gunshot before the man fell out of the car and told him he had shot himself. Morris was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, but police have not said ...


Coroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash

By The AP

ERIE — Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children. The Weld County coroner says Tori Rains-Wedan, 41, and her three sons, 15-year-old Mason Wedan and 11-year-old twins Austin and Hunter, died in the crash Sunday, the Boulder Daily Camera reported. Officials haven’t named the pilot of the Piper PA-46 who also died when the plane crashed about 11:50 a.m. in a grassy field near the Erie Municipal ...


Marijuana’s hazy contribution to highway deaths

By The AP

WASHINGTON — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends. Beer, who was 17 in October 2012 when the crash occurred, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and was sentenced last week to 5 years to 15 years in prison. As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and ...


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