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New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?... 8/22/2014 3:47 PM

Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge."... 8/22/2014 10:00 AM

Parole denied yet again for Lennon's killer
NEW YORK (AP) -- John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday.... 8/22/2014 3:08 PM

1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.... 8/22/2014 4:04 PM

Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American women and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of violence and rape in front of children.... 8/22/2014 4:02 PM

Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.... 8/22/2014 10:24 AM

Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US
NEW YORK (AP) -- Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: Islamic State extremists.... 8/22/2014 3:32 PM

American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak
ATLANTA (AP) -- As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.... 8/22/2014 10:37 AM

Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'
NEW YORK (AP) -- What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?... 8/22/2014 12:05 PM

Life easing back to normal in NY Amish community
OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. (AP) -- Life among the Amish in this northern New York community is easing back into a sense of normalcy a week after two young sisters were abducted from their family farm and as more detailed allegations emerge about their day in captivity.... 8/22/2014 2:28 PM