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US officials: Video shows American's beheading
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist.... 8/20/2014 12:51 AM

How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?
They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard - and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.... 8/19/2014 7:30 PM

Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.... 8/20/2014 1:09 AM

Dan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan held a lead in early primary returns in the fight to be the Republican candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.... 8/20/2014 1:34 AM

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

News Guide: Primary election highlights
Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Alaska and Wyoming.... 8/19/2014 10:52 PM

Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.... 8/20/2014 1:47 AM

In 3 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 1:11 AM

Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area
PHOENIX (AP) -- Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes.... 8/20/2014 1:32 AM

AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.... 8/19/2014 7:56 PM