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American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'
ATLANTA (AP) -- Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.... 8/21/2014 7:20 PM

National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.... 8/22/2014 3:21 AM

Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.... 8/21/2014 3:24 PM

US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban
MIAMI (AP) -- A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.... 8/21/2014 5:31 PM

Marathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty
BOSTON (AP) -- A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly attack.... 8/21/2014 4:56 PM

Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Four firefighters were injured - two seriously - when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.... 8/21/2014 7:21 PM

Torture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A young woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and raping her had frequently viewed Japanese anime depicting sexual torture, prosecutors disclosed Thursday.... 8/21/2014 5:14 PM

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

Vermont dignitaries expected for Jeffords funeral
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont congressional delegation and other dignitaries from across the state are due in Rutland for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords who died earlier this week at age 80.... 8/22/2014 1:27 AM

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released
A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.... 8/22/2014 1:50 AM