FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2008 file photo, Amanda Knox is escorted by Italian penitentiary police officers to Perugia's court, Italy, at the end of a hearing. A Florence appeals court Tuesday, July 9, 2013 has set Sept. 30 as the start date for the retrial of American student Amanda Knox in the 2007 death of her British roommate. In March, Italy's highest court overturned Knox's acquittal, faulting the lower court for "deficiencies, contradictions and illogical" conclusions in freeing Knox and her onetime boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. It ordered a new appeals court to consider all the evidence to determine if they helped kill Meredith Kercher. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File)

Court in Knox trial allows new DNA test

A court hearing Amanda Knox’s second appeals trial on Monday accepted a request to run additional DNA tests on the presumed weapon in the mu…

President Barack Obama waves after he answered a question on the looming federal government shutdown after making a statement to reporters during his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The White House said the two leaders would discuss negotiations with the Palestinians, developments in Syria and Iran. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

US careens toward shutdown over Obamacare

A conservative challenge to President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law pushed the federal government Monday to the brink of the first…

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Yamhill man shoots self with pistol

Deputies say the victim dropped the gun and it discharged, sending a bullet up through his body before lodging in his neck.