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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

Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.... 8/20/2014 2:26 AM

Dan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican appeared to be coming up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan took a primary lead in the fight to be the GOP candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.... 8/20/2014 3:42 AM

News Guide: Primary election highlights
Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Alaska and Wyoming.... 8/20/2014 2:43 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

Arizona flooding creates several dramatic scenes
PHOENIX (AP) -- A series of storms dumped more than 4.5 inches of rain on areas north of Phoenix on Tuesday, requiring several dramatic rescues and resulting in many visible examples of damage. Here are some examples of the destruction brought on by the floodwaters:... 8/19/2014 8:36 PM