Michael Dunn found guilty of 1st-degree murder in Florida

First Coast News: Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis in 2012 after a dispute over loud music.

A jury previously convicted Dunn of three counts of attempted second-degree murder at his first trial in February for the teens inside the SUV with Davis when he died, but deadlocked on a murder charge for the death of Davis.

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Secret Service director resigns

New York Times: U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced.

Several major security breaches have recently become public and Pierson faced criticism during a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

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Photo: Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, answered questions at a House committee hearing regarding security protocols. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

Texas girl, missing since 2002, found in Mexico

NBC News: A Texas girl who was missing for 12 years has been found in Mexico, investigators said Wednesday. 

Sabrina Allen, who was abducted in 2002 at age 4 by her non-custodial mother, was rescued in an operation conducted by the FBI, U.S. Marshals and the Mexican Federal Authority. Her mother has been taken into custody.

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Photo: Sabrina Allen, 4, was abducted from her Austin home in 2002 (Center for Exploited and Missing Children)

Texas Ebola patient had contact with school-age children

The Ebola patient currently receiving treatment in Texas had contact with school-age children, Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday in a press conference. The children are being monitored and currently have no symptoms.

The patient is in serious condition. 

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CDC: 1st Ebola case diagnosed in the US

The Dallas Morning News: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that Dallas has the first diagnosed Ebola case in the nation.

The agency will hold a media briefing at 5:30 p.m. ET.

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Michael Phelps arrested for DUI in Baltimore

WBAL-TVMaryland Transportation Authority police said Michael Phelps was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Maryland Monday night.

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FCC votes to end NFL ‘blackout rule’
The Federal Communications Commission has eliminated the rule that authorized the NFL to restrict broadcasts of football games if the local venue is not sold out. Signaling the commission’s 5-0 vote earlier this month, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler wrote in an editorial, “Today we are blowing the whistle on an anti-fan practice.” - The Hollywood Reporter
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Photo: Empty seats are seen at the New York Giants’ first game at their new stadium, in 2010, via the Guardian (Credit: Getty Images)

FCC votes to end NFL ‘blackout rule’

The Federal Communications Commission has eliminated the rule that authorized the NFL to restrict broadcasts of football games if the local venue is not sold out. Signaling the commission’s 5-0 vote earlier this month, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler wrote in an editorial, “Today we are blowing the whistle on an anti-fan practice.” - The Hollywood Reporter

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Photo: Empty seats are seen at the New York Giants’ first game at their new stadium, in 2010, via the Guardian (Credit: Getty Images)

Rain falls on Hong Kong’s #UmbrellaRevolution

SCMP: Protesters in Hong Kong have defied heavy rain as they continue to gather on the eve of China’s October 1st National Day, a major public holiday celebrated across the country, to protest the city’s embattled chief executive and to fight for democratic elections.

Photo: Rain falls on Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay (Felix Wong)

Report: Oakland Raiders fire head coach Dennis Allen
NBC Sports: The Oakland Raiders have reportedly fired head coach Dennis Allen, who has won eight games in just over two seasons with the team.
Photo: Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen was hired by the team in 2012. (AP)

Report: Oakland Raiders fire head coach Dennis Allen

NBC Sports: The Oakland Raiders have reportedly fired head coach Dennis Allen, who has won eight games in just over two seasons with the team.

Photo: Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen was hired by the team in 2012. (AP)

White House intruder ran through much of main floor

Washington Post: The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident.

An alarm box near the front entrance of the White House designed to alert guards to an intruder had been muted at what officers believed was a request of the usher’s office, said a Secret Service official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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Hostage situation leads to evacuation of Brazil hotel

CBS NewsAuthorities have evacuated the Saint Peter Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Monday due to a reported hostage situation. 

TV footage appears to show the assailant parading a hostage around a 13th-floor balcony. 

Police have cordoned off the area and evacuated guests and employees from the premises.

Protesters remain defiant in Hong Kong despite police warnings

BBC News: Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters are refusing to disperse in Hong Kong despite repeated volleys of tear gas and warnings from the police that greater force will be used.

Photo: Protesters remained on the streets as darkness fell on Monday (Reuters)

Officials begin to recover bodies from peak of Japan volcano
AP: Military and other rescue workers began airlifting more than two dozen bodies from the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Monday, where a sudden volcanic eruption is believed to have killed at least 31 people.
Photo: Firefighters and members of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at an ash-covered cabin, center left, near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Officials begin to recover bodies from peak of Japan volcano

APMilitary and other rescue workers began airlifting more than two dozen bodies from the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Monday, where a sudden volcanic eruption is believed to have killed at least 31 people.

Photo: Firefighters and members of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at an ash-covered cabin, center left, near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Hundreds of flights canceled at Chicago airports

Chicago Tribune: As of 7:30 am Sunday, O’Hare International Airport had cancelled more than 530 flights and anticipates delays throughout the day as officials try to return flight traffic to normal after a fire Friday at the FAA’s radar facility.

The fire at the agency’s Aurora radar facility wreaked havoc on the nation’s air travel system and is also behind at least 50 flights were cancelled at Midway Airport, with an average 40 minute delay for incoming and outbound flights, according to the Chicago Avaition Department.

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