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Family releases final letter sent from beheaded journalist James Foley

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:00am
The parents of James Foley, the journalist whose brutal beheading by Islamic State militants shocked the world earlier this week, have released a letter they say was written by their son in captivity.
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Father of Michael Brown calls for 'day of silence' at son's funeral Monday

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:00am
The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he lays his son to rest Monday.
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Fast-growing wildfire forces evacuations near the town of Weaverville in Northern California

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:51pm
A fast-growing wildfire in Northern California has forced the evacuation of about 150 homes near of the historic town of Weaverville.
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Joint Chiefs chairman: US will go after Islamic State militants if they threaten US, Europe

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:38pm
Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines that the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland or Europe, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.
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4 found dead off Florida coast; Coast Guard searches for other possible victims, vessel

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:16pm
The Coast Guard said late Sunday it was continuing a search for any more possible bodies or "anyone in distress" after four people were found dead in waters miles off the South Florida coast.
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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes Napa Valley

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:08pm
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Northern California near Napa Valley Sunday, injuring at least 172 people and causing extensive damage, including fires sparked by burst gas lines, in the largest tremor to rock the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta quake in 1989.
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American Airlines flight diverted to Phoenix

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 7:50pm
Authorities say a flight heading to San Diego has been diverted to Phoenix.
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Police in Taiwan say carbon monoxide poisoning caused deaths of 2 Mormon missionaries

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 7:04pm
Police in Taiwan suspect carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths of two Mormon missionaries.
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California winemakers cleaning up after earthquake

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:30pm
Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake.
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Questions and answers about cause, aftershocks of magnitude-6.0 Northern California quake

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:23pm
A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday.
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The latest from AP reporters on scene after California earthquake causes damage, injuries

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:59pm
This is what Associated Press reporters on the scene are learning following the largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years: 12:58 p.m. PDT The earthquake sent 120 people to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, where officials set up a triage tent to handle the influx.
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New York bride-to-be postpones nuptials to search for missing dad

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:38pm
A New York bride-to-be is putting her wedding plans on hold while she searches for her father, who disappeared hours after being fitted for a tuxedo for her special day.
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Utah woman, 67, released from hospital after drinking lye-tainted tea at restaurant

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:31pm
A Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals has been released from a Salt Lake City hospital.
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Cops: NYC woman charged with killing tot said she threw boy to floor, stepped on him 3 times

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:26pm
Authorities say a New York City woman charged with killing a toddler in her care told police she threw the boy to the floor and stepped on him three times.
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At Mass for slain US journalist James Foley, a New Hampshire bishop says: He opened our eyes

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:03pm
A Roman Catholic bishop in New Hampshire says slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by showing the world images of people affected by war.
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3 dead in Los Angeles-area shootings within 1 hour

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 2:38pm
Three people were fatally shot and two others injured early Sunday in three separate attacks within the span of an hour in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles. The attacks could be related, police said.
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3 dead in separate attacks around Los Angeles within 1 hour; shootings may be related

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 2:34pm
Three people are dead and two others are injured after three separate shootings within the span of an hour Sunday morning, and the Los Angeles Police Department says the attacks may be related.
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New York suburb forgives $2.4 million in speed camera tickets

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 2:33pm
Motorists in a New York suburb racked up $2.4 million in fines after they were caught on camera speeding at six school locations, but now those tickets are being forgiven after it was discovered that the cameras were catching motorists on days the schools were not in session.
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Small actions by homeowners can reduce wildfire risks

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:50pm
As wildfires burn homes and thousands of square miles across the West, fire experts say simple actions like clearing brush around a home or removing pine needles from decks could make the difference in whether a house survives or burns to the ground.
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Taco Bell forced workers to give out bogus money, suit claims

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:12pm
Operators of two Taco Bells in upper Manhattan thought “outside the bun” by counterfeiting money and forcing underage workers to give fake $20 bills to customers as change, a lawsuit alleges.
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