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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

Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.... 8/20/2014 4:13 AM

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

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 6:09 AM

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

Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.... 8/20/2014 4:52 AM

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

Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well.... 8/20/2014 6:04 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 2:48 AM

Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans.... 8/20/2014 3:23 AM