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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

Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.... 8/21/2014 3:07 PM

Guilty plea from marathon bombing suspect's friend
BOSTON (AP) -- A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges.... 8/21/2014 3:39 PM

Torture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A young woman charged with raping a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl after abducting her from school had frequently viewed Japanese anime depicting sexual torture, prosecutors disclosed Thursday as the trial was delayed until next week.... 8/21/2014 3:49 PM

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 3:37 PM

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching."... 8/21/2014 1:22 PM

Hearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting two young Amish sisters from a farm stand and sexually abusing them is due in court for a preliminary hearing.... 8/21/2014 6:20 AM

Some US colleges calling students back from Israel
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave.... 8/21/2014 2:28 PM

Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his office late at night rather than go home.... 8/21/2014 3:46 PM

Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes
There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles.... 8/21/2014 3:17 PM