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Police: 911 botches call about child locked in car
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said.... 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all had one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."... 8/27/2014 9:50 AM

APNewsBreak: Jindal sues feds over Common Core
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.... 8/27/2014 1:11 PM

Army IDs soldier who shot self at Virginia base
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Army has identified the soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head.... 8/27/2014 1:13 PM

California beach town sees flooding from hurricane
SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.... 8/27/2014 9:49 AM

In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust
DALLAS (AP) -- In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust - holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the anger they feel toward officers who patrol their neighborhoods.... 8/27/2014 11:53 AM

Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape, stabbed and weighed down with makeshift anchors were pulled from a river Wednesday after a third bound man, wet and also covered with stab wounds, was found wandering along a road in the dark, police said.... 8/27/2014 12:42 PM

Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes
CHICAGO (AP) -- The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.... 8/27/2014 12:14 PM

Girl accidentally kills gun instructor with Uzi
DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) -- A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said.... 8/27/2014 10:03 AM

McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the family are at the heart of the McDonnells' corruption trial.... 8/27/2014 12:35 PM