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'Don't know' if Missouri teen shot with hands up
Rev. Al Sharpton, left, speaks with parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, right, during a rally at Greater Grace Church, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for their son who was killed by police last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Sharpton told the rally Brown’s death was a
Rev. Al Sharpton, left, speaks with parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, right, during a rally at Greater Grace Church, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for their son who was killed by police last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Sharpton told the rally Brown’s death was a "defining moment for this country."
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri teenager fatally shot by police suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may have occurred when he put his hands up or while his back was turned to the shooter, “but we don’t know,” a pathologist hired by the teen’s family said Monday.
Monday, August 18, 2014


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Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — 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.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96
NEW YORK (AP) — Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on “Saturday Night Live.”
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force in Iraq to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities but says the international community — and not just one country — should decide how to intervene.
Monday, August 18, 2014

NBC's 'Blacklist' gets A-list marketing treatment
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With TV viewers awash in choices, how can a network bolster a freshman hit’s chances of repeating its success in year two? Plot a marketing extravaganza that’s nearly inescapable.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Militias complicate situation on Texas border
MISSION, Texas (AP) — On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air
IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) — 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 midair.
Monday, August 18, 2014

UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports
GENEVA (AP) — Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency urged on Monday.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Cianci sauce made no money for charity in 4 years
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — 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.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Captain of the corn maze: Farm honors Derek Jeter
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Woman marries at dad's Alzheimer's care center
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.
Monday, August 18, 2014

A look at the charges facing Gov. Perry
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is his state’s first governor in nearly a century to be indicted on criminal charges. The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate said the allegations of abuse of power and coercion of a public official are politically motivated.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Depression colony cashing in on Johnny Cash's fame
DYESS, Ark. (AP) — Historians are poised to open Johnny Cash’s boyhood home to the public after recovering it from disrepair.
Friday, August 15, 2014

US doctor with Ebola says he's recovering
ATLANTA (AP) — An American doctor infected with Ebola while working in western Africa says he is “recovering in every way” and holding onto the hope of a reunion with his family.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Renewed fighting in Ukraine sends stocks lower
NEW YORK (AP) — Renewed fighting in Ukraine knocked the stock market lower Friday. Major indexes headed higher at the start of trading, then sank following reports that Ukrainian forces attacked Russian military vehicles that had crossed the border. U.S. government bond prices jumped as investors sought safety, driving the yield on the 10-year note to its lowest level this year.
Friday, August 15, 2014











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