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Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.... 8/2/2015 2:43 PM

Manhunt in Memphis continues after officer, 33, fatally shot
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A manhunt continued Sunday following the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer who was killed the previous night during a traffic stop, Tennessee police officials said.... 8/2/2015 1:23 PM

Firefighter killed, 2 dozen homes burn in California fires
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter, burned two dozen homes and forced thousands of people to flee as crews continue to battle the flames from the air and the ground.... 8/2/2015 6:27 AM

Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.... 8/2/2015 2:31 PM

Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S.... 8/2/2015 9:48 AM

Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract
NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled.... 8/2/2015 5:17 AM

NAACP's 'Journey for Justice' protest march begins in Selma
SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- Protest marches have been part of Selma's civil rights fabric since 1965, but an 860-mile trek to Washington had a minister leaning on the Bible for heavenly support Saturday.... 8/2/2015 3:10 AM

No indications of potential gang violence at 75th Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) -- Never-before-seen crowds are expected to ride into the craggy, evergreen-dotted Black Hills of western South Dakota this week, all headed to the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.... 8/2/2015 2:52 PM

Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics
MIAMI (AP) -- In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American foreign policy to his favorite music, and whether he had ever experienced discrimination.... 8/1/2015 11:54 PM

Chief insists officer fatally shot teen in self-defense
SENECA, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina police chief says he will not release the name of an officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old man in a Hardee's parking lot, insisting the officer acted in self-defense.... 8/1/2015 9:27 PM



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