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Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting

Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. – Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to “allow peace to settle in” and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Micha...
Updated: 1 hour ago
U.S. trying to verify video of American’s killing by ISIS

U.S. trying to verify video of American’s killing by ISIS

WASHINGTON – A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The White House, his family and employer said they could not determ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

NEW YORK — A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting

Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Ga...
Updated: 3 hours ago

U.S. changing no-fly list rules

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry was defiant today as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would “fight this injustice with every fiber of my being.”
Updated: 3 hours ago
Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

PHOENIX — Flooding from heavy monsoon season rains in the Phoenix area forced authorities today to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17, while elsewhere dramatic scenes were playing out as motorists were pulled from ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting

Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. – Ferguson’s leaders urged residents today to stay home after dark to “allow peace to settle in” and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb where t...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Virginia mom admits to trying to cut off kids’ tattoos

RUSTBURG, Va. – A Virginia woman has admitted to using a heated razor blade to try to remove tattoos that police say a baby sitter put on her two young daughters.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Pope Francis’ relatives die in Argentina car crash

Pope Francis’ relatives die in Argentina car crash

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said.
Updated: 13 hours ago