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New Mexico Gov. Martinez: 'Coward' set off 2 church blasts
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is promising that the "coward" who set off explosions outside two Las Cruces churches will be caught.... 8/3/2015 12:37 PM

Manhunt underway for suspect in officer's fatal shooting
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect who police say fatally shot a Memphis officer after he interrupted a drug deal involving a small amount of marijuana that would have resulted in just a misdemeanor citation and a fine.... 8/3/2015 1:38 PM

Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE - A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown's death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement. What follows is an excerpt of the introduction to "Deadly Force: Fa... 8/3/2015 11:31 AM

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.... 8/3/2015 5:03 AM

Containment of raging California wildfire jumps
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters aided by lower temperatures and higher humidity have made progress corralling a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California.... 8/3/2015 1:47 PM

Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan
MIAMI (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is outlining a six-point strategy to bolster security at the nation's border and overhaul its immigration laws.... 8/3/2015 1:55 PM

AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.... 8/3/2015 7:13 AM

Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.... 8/3/2015 11:45 AM

Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- A man was killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moorings and collapsed on some of the crowd at a festival in a Chicago suburb.... 8/3/2015 5:01 AM

Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- On a muggy summer evening, a woman stood on a midtown Manhattan street corner and switched between raising her hand for a taxi and glancing at her phone, possibly for an Uber car.... 8/3/2015 5:52 AM



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