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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 10:37 AM

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

National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.... 8/22/2014 7:37 AM

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) -- Farming is hip in New England.... 8/22/2014 1:35 AM

Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries
SEATTLE (AP) -- The green-and-white ferry pulled away from the docks and churned across Puget Sound, leaving behind Seattle's waterfront. Passengers stood in the breeze on the deck or gazed out of the windows at the distant, snow-covered bulk of Mount Rainier.... 8/22/2014 11:58 AM

Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinic conditions led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.... 8/22/2014 12:04 PM

1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free
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 behind bars, following a judge's ruling that the case against him had been based on now-debunked arson science.... 8/22/2014 11:07 AM

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