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Wounded congressman out of intensive care

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, has been moved out of the intensive care unit of a Washington hospital but remains in serious condition.

The latest: Important evidence found in case of missing men

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The latest on the search in Pennsylvania for four missing men (all times local):

11:20 a.m.

Authorities say they've recovered several pieces of evidence from a sprawling farm property and elsewhere while investigating the disappearance of four young Pennsylvania men believed to be victims of foul play.

UPDATE: Crews tending to downed power lines

Update 4:30 p.m.

Ameren Illinois has brought crews to rural Philo, where winds knocked down more than two dozen utility poles.

Champaign County Highway Department maintenance supervisor Tracy Wingler said that straight-line winds knocked down 25 utility poles near county roads 1200 E and 900 N, about four miles west of Philo, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Government scraps search for new FBI headquarters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is scrapping a decade-long plan to shutter the FBI's deteriorating downtown Washington headquarters and look for a new building in Maryland or Virginia, the General Services Administration announced Tuesday.

Beachgoers form human chain to rescue family in water

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Strangers on a Florida beach formed an 80-person human chain to rescue nine members of family who had been caught in a riptide and pulled too far from shore.

Pennsylvania authorities search for 4 missing men

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The search for four missing young Pennsylvania men feared to be the victims of foul play resumed Tuesday, a day after authorities arrested a man linked to a property that has become the focus of the investigation.

The latest: Dad of soldier held on terrorism charges suspects PTSD

HONOLULU (AP) — The latest on a Hawaii-based soldier being arrested on terrorism charges (all times local):

4:09 a.m.

The father of a U.S. soldier arrested on terrorism charges says his son may have post-traumatic stress disorder.

Authorities say Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, 34 pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and said he wanted to "kill a bunch of people."

Qatar, U.S. sign pact on boosting counterterrorism

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took his mission to break the deadlock between Qatar and four Arab states to the tiny energy-rich nation Tuesday, securing a commitment from Qatar to intensify its counterterrorism efforts as he looks to end the squabbling among key Middle Eastern allies.

At least 16 die in military plane crash in Mississippi

BENA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreck and spreading debris for miles, officials said.

U.S.-backed Syrian forces capture IS-held town

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led militia on Tuesday drove Islamic State militants from a northern Syrian town where the extremists had once run a training camp named for Osama Bin Laden.