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Tensions easing in Ferguson after night of largely peaceful protests

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:26am
A small number of arrests were reported in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. Saturday, though there were fewer confrontations between police and protesters as the community marked two weeks since an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white officer. 
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Texas police chief fatally shot during traffic stop

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 4:59am
The police chief in a small Texas town just southeast of San Antonio was fatally shot Saturday while conducting a traffic stop. 
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Tensions flare, subside in Ferguson after day of peaceful protests, separate rally for officer

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:54am
Tensions briefly flared then subsided late Saturday night and early Sunday in Ferguson as nightly protests continued two weeks after a white city police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
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New Hampshire couple wins long-awaited $2.4M jackpot at Las Vegas 'Lion's Share' machine

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:34am
The most infamously stingy slot machine in Las Vegas has finally given up its bounty. 
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California man dies after backstage shooting at concert

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:00am
Friends say a 38-year-old Oakland man was fatally shot backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley music venue late Friday. 
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Pair of New Hampshire grandparents wins 'Lion's Share' slot machine jackpot at MGM Grand

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 8:02pm
A pair of grandparents from New Hampshire has won $2.4 million at a notoriously stubborn MGM Grand slot machine.
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Pentagon cites 'dangerous' and 'unprofessional' intercept of US plane by Chinese fighter

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:53pm
The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off the coast of China in international airspace.
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Pope Francis sends condolence note to Detroit archdiocese on death of Cardinal Edmund Szoka

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:43pm
Pope Francis says he offers his "heartfelt condolences" to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szoka (SHAH'-kuh).
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Suspicious object spotted on Juneau road turns out to be Star Wars toy taped to stick

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:32pm
Call Luke Skywalker for backup.
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Pentagon condemns movement of Russian convoy into Ukraine; calls on Moscow to remove it

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:28pm
A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. government "strongly condemns" the unilateral movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine.
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Altered fireworks, chickens, marijuana found in SUV after interstate crash in West Virginia

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:23pm
Police say altered fireworks, weapons, live chickens and marijuana were found inside an SUV that wrecked on Interstate 79 in West Virginia, and a Pennsylvania man has been arrested.
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Sorry, officer: County incorrectly calculates blood-alcohol level of suspected drunken drivers

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:00pm
People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county.
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Lawyer wants back $125K wine collection that was seized and could be destroyed

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:51am
A lawyer convicted of selling high-end wine from his home cellar despite strict Pennsylvania liquor laws hopes to win back the seized collection before it's destroyed.
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2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:38am
About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
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Rain turns Washington wildfire burn scars into mudslides that damage homes, block highways

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:26am
Highway crews are trying to clear mud and debris that that washed onto roadways when heavy rain fell on land scarred by wildfires in north central Washington.
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Islamic State sympathizers under intense scrutiny in US

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:34am
Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: Islamic State extremists.
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German court upholds eviction of man for use of squeaky swing set in apartment as sex prop

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:00am
A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set in his apartment late at night as a sex prop.
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Pink cookie is off menu at northeast Ohio school cafeterias because of nutritional guidelines

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:55am
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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Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:31am
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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Ice bucket challenge charity stunt goes wrong when 4 firefighters shocked by power line

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:06am
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." Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said the power line was never touched Thursday morning, but it carried such a high voltage that it was able to energize the ladder truck, shocking the firefighters.
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