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American photojournalist executed, Islamic State says

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 12:15 am

The Islamic State militant group claimed Tuesday to have beheaded an American photojournalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

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Grand jury seated in Brown case

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Ferguson, Mo. - A Missouri state prosecutor on Tuesday prepared to present evidence to a grand jury in the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, hours before Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. was set to arrive to personally...

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Atlantic's season for hurricanes starting quietly

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Boston - The official start of the most active part of the Atlantic hurricane season arrives today with more of a whimper than a bang.If tradition holds, William Gray, who pioneered seasonal hurricane forecasting more than three...

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Texas Gov. Perry booked on two felony counts after indictment he calls 'a political act'

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, under indictment on two felony counts, was booked by authorities Tuesday afternoon, a process during which he declared his innocence and vowed to fight the charges."I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head...

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Obama sends Holder to Missouri

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Attorney general will oversee federal response to Ferguson shootingFerguson, Mo. - President Barack Obama on Monday dispatched the attorney general to personally oversee the government's response to the fatal police shooting 10 days...

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Cianci sauce has made no money for charity in 4 years

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Providence - Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attend college.But...

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Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 12:45 pm

Police said they prevented a "horrific tragedy" by arresting two teenage boys who plotted to kill three high school staffers then gun down as many students as possible in a quaint Los Angeles suburb.

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Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 10:41 am

A man reporting to jail in Maine put some thought into his attire: He wore an orange T-shirt with his mug shot printed on it.

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Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seats

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 9:01 am

Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.

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Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 7:36 am

The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

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Two governors step into New England supermarket feud

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Boston - As an employee revolt at a New England grocery store chain headed into its fifth week, the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire took the unusual step of personally stepping in to negotiations aimed at ending a standoff...

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Mojave Desert solar plant turns birds into midair toast

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Ivanpah Dry Lake, Calif. - Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in...

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Former Vermont U.S. Sen. Jeffords dies

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Montpelier, Vt. - Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday. He was 80.Jeffords died in Washington, said Diane Derby, a...

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R.I. congressman who helped deregulate savings and loans dies

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Providence - A man who represented Rhode Island in Congress for 28 years and co-sponsored a 1982 bill that deregulated savings and loans has died. Fernand St Germain was 86.The congressman died Saturday at his home in Newport,...

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2 killed in Arkansas train crash

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 11:46 pm

Emergency personnel work at the site of a head-on collision of two Union Pacific trains Sunday outside of Hoxie, Ark., in Lawrence County. Arkansas State Police said two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others injured in the...

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UPDATED: Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson; curfew lifted

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 5:27 pm

Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a...

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Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 11:49 am

Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday. He was 80.

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Obama back in Washington on rare vacation break

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 9:28 am

President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans.

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More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 10:50 pm

Canton, N.Y. (AP) - More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.Computer hard drives and other potential...

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Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 10:50 pm

Chicago - Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.Disadvantaged kids still bear a disproportionate...

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Obama's timing couldn't have been worse to take a summer vacation

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 10:50 pm

Chilimark, Mass. - There may be no good week for the president of the United States to take a nice, restful break. But there are definitely bad ones.The past week was one of them.President Barack Obama's planned two-week...

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Woman marries at dad's nursing home in Ohio

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 10:50 pm

Toledo, Ohio (AP) - A Michigan woman who had been planning a traditional church wedding changed the venue to an Ohio nursing home so her father with Alzheimer's could walk her down the aisle.Miriam and Mark Davis, of Canton, married...

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Sub base bidding farewell to possibly its last admiral

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 11:48 pm

Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, a career submarine officer with responsibility for all 23 U.S. attack submarines on the East Coast, is retiring Friday at the same ceremony where his Submarine Group 2 will be formally disestablished.

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U.S. rethinks giving excess military gear to police departments

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Washington - After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Mo.The public has absorbed images of...

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Police identify officer involved in Missouri shooting death

 August 16, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Ferguson, Mo. - Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a...

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