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Old-time religion

This week, The Answer Man looks at religions around the world:

Troops leave Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. — As Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from this St. Louis suburb Thursday, the persistent protests over the police killing of Michael Brown appeared smaller and much more subdued for the second night in a row.

Foley’s death isn’t changing views in Congress

WASHINGTON — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers’ minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It’s equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.

Justice Dept. reaches Bank of America settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced today.

Immigration centers deport nearly 300 women, children

TUCSON — Nearly 300 Central American women and children have been deported from family detention centers that opened in the wake of a recent influx of people illegally crossing the Southwest border.

2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

ATLANTA — After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said today.
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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.