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Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown's death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and although the majority of those arrested are Missourians just seven live in the St. Louis suburb where the shooting occurred, authorities said Thursday.... 8/21/2014 1:35 PM

Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.... 8/21/2014 2:09 PM

2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital
ATLANTA (AP) -- Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.... 8/21/2014 1:57 PM

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching."... 8/21/2014 1:22 PM

Hearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting two young Amish sisters from a farm stand and sexually abusing them is due in court for a preliminary hearing.... 8/21/2014 6:20 AM

Some US colleges calling students back from Israel
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave.... 8/21/2014 2:28 PM

Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A Utah woman accused of helping her husband dump their teenage baby sitter's body in the woods after a night of sex and drugs has been sentenced to up to five years in prison.... 8/21/2014 2:29 PM

Record drought saps California honey production
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) -- California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.... 8/21/2014 10:30 AM

Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his office late at night rather than go home.... 8/21/2014 2:19 PM

Guilty plea expected by marathon suspect's friend
BOSTON (AP) -- A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.... 8/21/2014 1:42 AM