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Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely presidential campaign.... 8/27/2014 5:02 PM

Mom: captured son 'honorable' US journalist
MIAMI (AP) -- An American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants wanted to tell the world through his writing about oppressed people in the Middle East, his mother said in a video released Wednesday.... 8/27/2014 5:06 PM

Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State, was part of a growing number of Americans and other foreigners recruited by terror groups to help them wage war in the Mideast.... 8/27/2014 5:20 PM

'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday.... 8/27/2014 5:10 PM

Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) -- An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.... 8/27/2014 5:22 PM

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns
PHOENIX (AP) -- The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.... 8/27/2014 4:42 PM

Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range
A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca's death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.... 8/27/2014 4:21 PM

Police: Son of slain woman found at home
STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say the person found dead at the home of a couple after the husband allegedly killed his wife at a New Jersey hospital was the couple's son.... 8/27/2014 5:25 PM

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) -- A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.... 8/27/2014 4:25 PM

Defense rests in corruption trial of ex-governor
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Defense lawyers have finished presenting their case to a jury in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.... 8/27/2014 5:08 PM