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Police free hostages after long standoff

A SWAT team stormed a Harvey, Ill., home Wednesday morning, rescuing two women and two children and arresting two suspects in a dramatic end to a nearly 21-hour standoff.
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SeaWorld sinks after film, ruling

SAN DIEGO — SeaWorld has decided it will not seek to overturn a court ruling that has kept its trainers from getting into the water with the parks’ killer whales.

Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

WASHINGTON D.C. — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy’s nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.

Latest Ferguson protests quieter

FERGUSON, Mo. — Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
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Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. Even so, the U.S. military pressed ahead with its campaign, conducting nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday.

U.S. won’t release website info: HealthCare.gov security records could allow hackers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After promising not to withhold government information over “speculative or abstract fears,” the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government’s health care website because doing so could “potentially” allow hackers to break in.
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Rally ends with fire, shootings

FERGUSON, Mo. — Two men were shot during the chaos of demonstrations late Monday and early today near West Florissant and Canfield, police confirmed. Officers weren’t involved in the shootings. There was no immediate information on the identities or conditions of the victims.

Officer who shot unarmed teen ID’d

FERGUSON, Mo. — The Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown was identified today as Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the department.

Ebola puts focus on tobacco plant drugs

NEW YORK — It’s an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories.

Abducted Amish sisters safe

ALBANY, N.Y. — A prosecutor in northern New York says two young Amish girls found safe a day after they disappeared from their family’s farm stand have given investigators information she hopes will soon lead to an arrest.
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Another night of violence in Missouri suburb

FERGUSON, Mo. — Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown.

Dear Abby: Drinking becomes a problem for wife pressured to imbibe

Dear Abby: I’m not much of a drinker. I have nothing against drinking or those who do. I just do not like the taste of alcohol. Worse, I have a very low tolerance for it. After only half a glass of wine, I become so sleepy I can barely keep my eyes open. It makes me feel physically awful.

U.S. seas to gain new ‘streetview’

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It’s easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.

Police shoot, critically wound another man in Missouri riots

FERGUSON, Mo. — A St. Louis County police officer has reportedly shot and critically wounded a man who police say pointed a handgun at the officer early today in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of an unarmed young black man by an officer has triggered demonstrations, street clashes and looting.

Journalist, translator killed in Gaza

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip — An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator assisting him were killed in an ordnance explosion today while working on an assignment about the aftermath about the recent war in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt proposes plan to end war in Gaza as cease-fire deadline nears

CAIRO — Egypt presented a proposed cease-fire to Israel and Hamas aimed at ending the monthlong war, Palestinian officials said early today after negotiators huddled for a second day of Egyptian-mediated talks meant to resolve the crisis and bring relief to the embattled Gaza Strip.