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  • AP Top News At 2:35 a.m. EDT

    8 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) US officials: Video shows American's beheading American journalist killed in Syria aware of risks Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail Israeli-US relations tested once again ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 2:35 a.m. EDT

    8 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) US officials say video shows beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants American journalist killed in Syria gave life trying to expose 'suffering' of Syrian people Missouri governor says he will not seek removal of prosecutor investigating police ...

  • Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters

    8 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several organizations, made up mostly of black volunteers, have taken it upon themselves to help ease tensions in Ferguson, Missouri. They feel protesters are more likely to listen to them than police after the shooting death ...

  • Dan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race

    9 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan held a lead in early primary returns in the fight to be the Republican candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall. Sullivan held an edge Tuesday ...

  • AP Top News at 1:11 a.m. EDT

    9 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) US officials: Video shows American's beheading WASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants ...

  • Today in History

    10 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On August 20, 1914, German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I. On this date: In 1833, ...

  • Christie: Too soon to draw conclusions on Ferguson

    11 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie said it's too soon to draw conclusions about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent unrest there and criticized other politicians who have weighed ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    11 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. US OFFICIALS CONFIRM AMERICAN JOURNALIST'S KILLING A grisly video shows Islamic State militants beheading James Foley who was kidnapped in Syria in ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 10:52 p.m. EDT

    11 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) US officials: Video shows American's execution How can authorities restore order in Ferguson? Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich News Guide: Primary election highlights Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power ...

  • Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting

    12 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of ...

  • Sen. Enzi wins Wyoming's US Senate GOP primary

    12 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's Mike Enzi has won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate, beating four challengers as he seeks a fourth term. The 70-year-old Enzi says he's seeking another term because his seniority on several Senate committees ...

  • Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

    13 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes. Nearly 1 square mile in Madera County ...

  • Expert: DNA evidence links suspect to killing

    13 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — DNA evidence taken from the clothing and body of Carol Alford a quarter-century after her death linked her slaying to a serial killing suspect with such certainty that no other person on Earth could have deposited ...

  • Police: Sikh man called a terrorist, is mowed down

    13 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A 55-year-old New York man accused of mowing down a Sikh man with his pickup truck after calling him a terrorist has been arrested on hate charges. Joseph Caleca, of Setauket on Long Island, was arraigned ...

  • $21,000 falls off money truck after casino pickup

    13 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino. GardaWorld armored car services picked up the cash at ...

  • NTSB: Crash wiped out signal that could hold clues

    14 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) HOXIE, Ark. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a trackside signal that could hold clues to a fatal head-on train collision in Arkansas was damaged in the crash but that investigators still hope to recover its data. NTSB ...

  • Death penalty sought in Indy officer's slaying

    14 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A prosecutor filed court papers Tuesday seeking the death penalty against a man charged with murder in the killing of an Indianapolis police officer during a shootout in an alley. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced the ...

  • Los Angeles schools decriminalize discipline

    14 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's second largest school district says students caught misbehaving will be sent to the principal's office rather than the courthouse as part of sweeping reforms to the discipline policy at Los Angeles schools. Superintendent John ...

  • Arizona flooding creates several dramatic scenes

    14 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — A series of storms dumped about more than 4.5 inches of rain on areas north of Phoenix on Tuesday, requiring several dramatic rescues and resulting in many visible examples of damage. Here are some examples of the ...

  • American missing in Syria a journalist at heart

    14 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley was captured once covering the uprising in Libya so he knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a journalist ...

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