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US officials: Video shows American's beheading
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist.... 8/20/2014 12:51 AM

American journalist killed in Syria aware of risks
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved.... 8/20/2014 1:39 AM

Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave themselves.... 8/20/2014 2:01 AM

How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?
They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard - and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.... 8/19/2014 7:30 PM

Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.... 8/20/2014 4:13 AM

Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.... 8/20/2014 5:11 AM

News Guide: Primary election highlights
Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Alaska and Wyoming.... 8/20/2014 5:02 AM

Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.... 8/20/2014 4:52 AM

Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.... 8/20/2014 1:47 AM

Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans.... 8/20/2014 3:23 AM