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US aid workers headed to Atlanta for Ebola care
NEW YORK (AP) -- When two U.S. aid workers infected with Ebola arrive in Atlanta from Africa, they will be whisked into one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country.... 8/2/2014 4:07 AM

Push for charges in NYC police chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) -- New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges.... 8/2/2014 5:15 AM

Fires force evacuations in West Coast states
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) -- Wildfires burning through dry terrain in West Coast states have forced scores of evacuations as fire teams worked to corral the blazes.... 8/2/2014 4:23 AM

North Korea holds California man called shy, smart
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- One of the three Americans detained in North Korea and charged with "anti-state" crimes is a California man raised in the Central Valley oil town of Bakersfield by parents who were petroleum engineers.... 8/1/2014 11:01 PM

Hate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 in a neighborhood with a history of racial strife - that much is certain.... 8/2/2014 2:17 AM

Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot - including unicorns and a Harry Potter villain.... 8/1/2014 8:25 PM

Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- During the nearly two hours it took for an Arizona death row inmate to die last week, executioners injected him with 15 times the amount of a sedative and a painkiller that they originally intended to use, according to documents released Friday.... 8/1/2014 9:13 PM

AP-GfK poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows that about the same percentage think it was right to pull forces from the two countries.... 8/1/2014 3:43 PM

Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot
DENVER (AP) -- Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions.... 8/1/2014 8:36 PM

2 crashes minutes apart injure 40 in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Forty people were injured and more than half of them hospitalized in two separate San Francisco transit collisions just minutes apart - a bus and a dump truck crashed then a light-rail train and a tractor-trailer collided across town.... 8/2/2014 4:39 AM