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Police: 911 botches call about child locked in car
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said.... 8/27/2014 10:50 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) -- Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.... 8/27/2014 10:28 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 11:53 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, stabbed and weighed down with makeshift anchors were pulled from a river Wednesday after a third bound man, wet and also covered with stab wounds, was found wandering along a road in the dark, police said.... 8/27/2014 10:21 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

Missouri governor names new public safety director
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.... 8/27/2014 11:52 AM

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling
Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling.... 8/27/2014 11:38 AM

US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group.... 8/27/2014 10:36 AM