10/4/2011 U.S. news summary

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Geithner: Debit fee pushback no shock
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the Obama administration will not retreat on banking reform despite the banks’ latest pushback on debit card fees.
Tomblin elected governor in W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va., Oct. 4 (UPI) — Acting West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin won the office in a special election Tuesday, defeating Republican Bill Maloney, returns showed.
Police extend search for Mo. baby
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 4 (UPI) — Police say they have expanded their search for a missing 10-month-old Kansas City girl who disappeared after she was put to bed in her crib.
Ariz. dust storm causes pileups
TUCSON, Oct. 4 (UPI) — An intense dust storm that reduced visibility to zero Tuesday caused three major pileups in Arizona that left at least one person dead, authorities said.
Prosecutor: No parole for cannibal model
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A California woman serving time for killing her husband and eating his remains should be denied early release, prosecutors plan to argue at her parole hearing.
Wall Street protest gains union support

Wall Street protest gains union support
NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Several top unions Tuesday threw their support behind protests on Wall Street and across the nation demanding U.S. social and economic policy change.
Reward upped for fugitive with 96 aliases
HOUSTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Police in Texas say they have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of a Mexico-native known by at least 96 aliases.
Obama challenges Cantor on jobs bill

Obama challenges Cantor on jobs bill
DALLAS, Oct. 4 (UPI) — President Barack Obama, speaking to a Texas audience Tuesday, openly challenged Republicans to explain what they don’t like about his jobs bill.
Advocates: Forced marriage laws needed
NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Advocates say better laws should be on the books to protect young girls and women who refuse forced marriages in the United States.
Pa. boy locked in coffin, parents missing
SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania couple was missing after their 7-year-old son was found locked in a dark, bug-infested basement wearing a diaper, police said.
Presbyterian Church USA to ordain 1st gay
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 4 (UPI) — A man who left the ministry 21 years ago is looking forward to becoming the first openly gay person ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA.
Man wrongly convicted of killing wife free
GEORGETOWN, Texas, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Texas man convicted 25 years ago of killing his wife was released Tuesday after a judge concluded another man committed the crime.
Obama: I’m dinged up but confident
DALLAS, Oct. 4 (UPI) — President Obama warned Democratic supporters in Dallas Tuesday the 2012 election will affect the nation’s direction for generations to come.
Arrest made in Calif. freeway shootings
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Police credited an alert citizen with helping them make an arrest Tuesday in a string of freeway shootings in the San Diego area.
Helicopter crashes in NYC’s East River
NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A helicopter crashed into the East River in New York City Tuesday, leaving four people injured and one unaccounted for, authorities said.

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