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Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US
BOSTON (AP) -- Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.... 8/27/2014 1:25 AM

Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all had one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."... 8/27/2014 9:50 AM

APNewsBreak: Jindal sues feds over Common Core
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.... 8/27/2014 10:13 AM

California beach town sees flooding from hurricane
SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.... 8/27/2014 9:49 AM

In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust
DALLAS (AP) -- In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust - holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the anger they feel toward officers who patrol their neighborhoods.... 8/27/2014 1:45 AM

Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape and stabbed numerous times have been recovered from a river in Philadelphia.... 8/27/2014 9:38 AM

Girl accidentally kills gun instructor with Uzi
DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) -- A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said.... 8/27/2014 10:03 AM

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved
NEW YORK (AP) -- Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.... 8/27/2014 9:57 AM

Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes
CHICAGO (AP) -- The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.... 8/27/2014 7:26 AM

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.... 8/27/2014 4:34 AM