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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

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Missouri unveils effort to aid Ferguson businesses

Missouri unveils effort to aid Ferguson businesses

ST. LOUIS – Missouri and St. Louis-area economic development groups and lenders are committing $1 million in support to businesses affected by the unrest in Ferguson that followed the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white p...
Updated: 32 mins ago

Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

WESTFIELD, Mass. – The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday.
Updated: 39 mins ago
Police officials: Joan Rivers rushed to N.Y. hospital

Police officials: Joan Rivers rushed to N.Y. hospital

NEW YORK – Joan Rivers was hospitalized Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor’s office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said.
Updated: 41 mins ago
Russia replies to Canada’s Ukraine ‘Not Russia’ map tweet

Russia replies to Canada’s Ukraine ‘Not Russia’ map tweet

TORONTO — It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as “not Russia.”
Updated: 1 hour ago
USC player not first athlete to fib big

USC player not first athlete to fib big

The cover-up is can be worse than the crime. And Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw is far from the first sports figure to spin a bogus story to explain an injury.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Failed phone call may narrow search area for Malaysian plane

CANBERRA, Australia – Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jetȁ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Florida county school board opts out of statewide tests

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Gov. Rick Scott is warning that there could be “serious negative consequences” for a southwest Florida school district that has decided to opt out of all statewide standardized tests.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria today, saying “we don’t have a strategy yet” for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate ...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Another flight diverted over reclined seat dispute

BOSTON – Authorities say an outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Sarasota County man charged with killing in-laws’ dog

NOKOMIS, Fla. (AP) – A southwest Florida man is facing animal cruelty charges after authorities say he killed his in-laws’ miniature Dachshund.
Updated: 4 hours ago