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President Barack Obama’s trip also will focus Alaska’s plea for more development in energy.

Obama opens Alaska trip aiming to drive climate to forefront

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state's liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display. During his three-day tour of …


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  1. Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed


    FOX LAKE, Ill. — Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.

    Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer Tuesday in Fox Lake, Illinois. A manhunt for three suspects is underway after an officer from Fox Lake Police was shot and killed this morning.  [Scott Olson/Getty Images]
  2. Pope Francis says all priests can absolve 'sin of abortion' in Year of Mercy


    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis declared on Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart," saying he is acutely aware some feel they have no choice but to abort.

    Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at the Vatican's Santa Marta hotel on Monday. [L'Osservatore Romano | Pool Photo via AP]
  3. Hillary Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Department info in email


    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from …

    The State Department released roughly 7,000 pages of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails late Monday, including about 150 that have been censored because they contain information that has now been deemed classified. [Associated Press]
  4. Big batch of Clinton emails released


    WASHINGTON — The State Department released on Monday evening its biggest trove yet of emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, including a number of messages that were edited to remove material later deemed classified.

  5. Hulu is poised to be a better deal


    ­Netflix is not renewing a contract with Epix, a cable and satellite network that distributes major movies. Instead, Netflix says it's going to focus more on investing in its own content. So Hulu has swooped in and picked up the Epix contract that Netflix let lapse.

    Television network Epix jumped from Netflix to Hulu, the companies announced late Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, landing a multiyear, digital subscription video on demand deal with the streaming service. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman)