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August 30, 2014

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  • Today in History

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Sunday, August 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 31, 1954, Hurricane Carol hit the northeastern Atlantic states; Connecticut, Rhode Island and part of Massachusetts ...

  • Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night. The center says no reports of damage have been received about the earthquake, which was felt in Fairbanks. ...

  • Vintage racing crash kills Connecticut man

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police say a vintage racing enthusiast is dead after a crash during a race in Connecticut. Authorities say 73-year-old Lee Duran, of Lyme, lost control of his car and crashed Saturday afternoon at Lime Rock Park. ...

  • AP Top Political News At 10:29 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) 5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty 5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races 5 things to know about House races 5 things ...

  • 3 juveniles killed, 3 hurt in SUV rollover

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say three juveniles are dead and three others hurt after an SUV crash in northeastern Pennsylvania. State police say a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban carrying six juveniles overturned late Saturday morning in Paupack Township, Wayne ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 9:18 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean 5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters Fighter War Machine extradited to Nevada Barista-stand owner faces prostitution charge Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional Buyer's remorse ...

  • Barista-stand owner faces prostitution charge

    4 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the owner of bikini coffee stands in Washington state banked more than $2 million in just three years because her baristas were also selling sex acts. Snohomish County prosecutors charged 52-year-old former nude dancer ...

  • AP Top News At 8:04 p.m. EDT

    4 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) 5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US Pro-Russia rebels ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 7:50 p.m. EDT

    4 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) Military officials say 5 US airstrikes hit Islamic State forces near Iraq's Mosul Dam EU leaders give Russia 1 week to scale back Ukraine intervention or face new sanctions Syrian rebels holding 44 Fiji peacekeepers attack Filipino troops in Golan ...

  • Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

    6 hours ago

    (AP) CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast. Coast Guard Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says crews are searching ...

  • Census: Orca population in Puget Sound falling

    6 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — With two new deaths this year and no new calves since 2012, the population of endangered killer whales in the Puget Sound continues to decline. The number of whales in J, K and L pods ...

  • Girl, 9, dies; trapped in sand at Oregon beach

    6 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City say a 9-year-old girl died when a sand hole collapsed on her at a beach. Lt. Jerry Palmer says police and firefighters responded shortly after 5 ...

  • People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man

    7 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police. The rally was the latest effort by people wanting to shed more ...

  • 6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina home

    7 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) GARLAND, N.C. (AP) — A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said. Five bodies were found in the rubble of the home immediately after the fire was put out around ...

  • 5 highlights from California's legislative session

    7 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has until the end of September to sign or veto the hundreds of bills sent to him by the Legislature. Here are five notable actions, some of them firsts in the country, ...

  • Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

    9 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got ...

  • Mother of boy who brought gun to school sentenced

    9 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The mother of a Washington state boy who brought a gun to school that went off in his backpack and critically wounded a classmate will spend more than a year behind bars. The Kitsap Sun ...

  • Witnesses testify in fatal dog attack case

    9 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A witness told a judge during a preliminary examination for the owners of two dogs that fatally mauled a jogger that he had to shoot at the animals to make them flee. Edward Elmer testified Friday ...

  • Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase

    9 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase. State police say 31-year-old David J. Fries, of Manchester, was spotted by a ...

  • St. Louis officer retires amid inquiry into video

    10 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a suspended St. Louis County officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has retired amid a review of 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and makes incendiary comments ...

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