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Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US
NEWY YORK (AP) -- U.S. authorities are intensifying their efforts to identify and neutralize Islamic State sympathizers they believe could pose a terror threat on American soil....
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Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge."...
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Mud, slides shut roads, trap drivers in Washington
TWISP, Wash. (AP) -- Mud, slides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain falling on wildfire-scarred areas of north-central Washington damaged some homes, blocked portions of at least three highways and stranded motorists, officials say....
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2 parolees charged in suburban Chicago standoff
CHICAGO (AP) -- Both suspects in a 20-hour hostage standoff this week in a Chicago suburb are parolees, and one is a convicted murderer who was under electronic monitoring....
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Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants....
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6 soldiers hurt by lightning strike at Fort Drum
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) -- Army officials say six soldiers are recovering after lightning struck during a field exercise at Fort Drum in northern New York....
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This Week in the Civil War
This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Aug. 24: Battle of the Petersburg, Virginia, railroad....
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Bond hearing set for accused Tulsa officer
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A veteran Tulsa police officer charged in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend earlier this month is set to ask a judge that he be released on bond....
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National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old....
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Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma City police officer is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty....
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Co-defendant in cannibal-plot case wants freedom
NEW YORK (AP) -- A co-defendant of the New York City police officer dubbed the "cannibal cop" wants to be freed from jail too....
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Woman who shot grandson likely won't face charges
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say the Tampa woman who shot her 7-year-old grandson after mistaking him for an intruder probably won't face charges....
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Prosecutor: No criminal charges in Irene aid fraud
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut prosecutors say they won't pursue criminal charges against state employees and others who fraudulently obtained emergency food stamp benefits designated for people affected by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Guidelines spell end of Ohio schools' pink cookie
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) -- New federal nutritional guidelines for school cafeterias has meant the end of a favorite - and locally famous - treat in one northeast Ohio school district....
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