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Southern California gets more waves as storm eases
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.... 8/28/2014 11:49 PM

Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) -- The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.... 8/28/2014 11:57 PM

In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, marking the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.... 8/29/2014 1:30 AM

Autopsy doesn't say why Oklahoma inmate writhed
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An autopsy on an Oklahoma inmate who died after his troubled execution was halted concluded that he was killed by the lethal drugs, but it doesn't explain why he writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after the process began.... 8/29/2014 1:28 AM

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.... 8/29/2014 1:37 AM

Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Two Texans, one White House. Is the 2016 Republican campaign trail big enough?... 8/28/2014 12:06 PM

Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) -- A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.... 8/28/2014 10:05 PM

University bets $10 million on poor city's kids
READING, Pa. (AP) -- On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former students who bucked the odds and went to college.... 8/28/2014 1:45 AM

High school buddies followed similar path to jihad
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes.... 8/29/2014 12:15 AM

Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night.... 8/29/2014 1:30 AM