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Updated at 8:55 PM

MUNCY, Pa. (AP) " An unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its mooring in Maryland and floated over Pennsylvania for hours Wednesday with two fighter jets on its tail, triggering blackouts across the countryside as it dragged its tether across power lines.

Updated at 8:52 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) " New York state will require physicians to complete an educational course before they can authorize medical marijuana for patients " an unusual mandate not applied to other new drugs or seen in other states with medical marijuana...

Updated at 8:52 PM

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) " Sanofi is recalling hundreds of thousands of epinephrine injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions because they may not deliver the correct amount of the life-saving drug.

Updated at 8:39 PM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) " The Greek coast guard said it rescued 242 people off the eastern island of Lesbos Wednesday after the wooden boat they traveled in capsized, leaving at least three people dead.

Updated at 7:58 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " Iran will take part in international talks on Syria for the first time this week, giving it a voice in the effort to find a resolution to the more than 4-year-old civil war that has so far defied even the slightest progress toward...

Updated at 7:50 PM

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) " In a video he made with his PlayStation, a 12-year-old developmentally disabled boy in a group home points to his swollen right eye and says, "Mom, this is what it looks like. ... He slammed me."

Updated at 7:49 PM

MUNCY, Pa. (AP) " The latest on an unmanned Army surveillance blimp that broke loose from its ground tether at a military base in Maryland on Wednesday and drifted over central Pennsylvania (all times local):

Updated at 7:46 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the bipartisan budget deal had to be done because it wasn't fair to leave it to his successor.

Updated at 7:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The nation's schoolkids turned in a lackluster performance on national tests, with math scores for fourth and eighth graders declining for the first time in 25 years. Reading scores were not much better: flat for fourth graders and...

Updated at 7:42 PM

DALLAS (AP) " Four people kidnapped a woman and held her captive for three days in a San Antonio-area home, forcing her to ingest drugs and at one point conducting a "blood ritual," a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.

Updated at 7:40 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Wally the Welsh corgi used to get dressed up to go trick-or-treating for Halloween, often as a banana, once as a dinosaur.

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