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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

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

St. Louis police release video of shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency on officer-involved shootings.... 8/21/2014 1:29 PM

Family of woman who drank toxic tea set to talk
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- As prosecutors mull whether charges are warranted against employees at a Utah restaurant where a woman nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic tea, the woman's husband and son are set to talk publicly Thursday about her recovery.... 8/21/2014 11:17 AM