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Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is detailing the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.... 8/20/2014 2:05 PM

American journalist killed in Syria aware of risks
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved.... 8/20/2014 1:39 AM

Holder: 'Change is coming' after police shooting
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.... 8/20/2014 2:22 PM

Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave themselves.... 8/20/2014 2:01 AM

Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.... 8/20/2014 2:24 PM

In deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.... 8/20/2014 11:40 AM

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff
HARVEY, Ill. (AP) -- About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.... 8/20/2014 1:16 PM

Brine hauler sues over biblical fracking billboard
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing a local deep-injection gas well is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds.... 8/20/2014 1:11 PM

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.... 8/20/2014 10:18 AM

News Guide: Primary election highlights
Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Alaska and Wyoming.... 8/20/2014 5:02 AM