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Holder: 'Change is coming' after police shooting
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students Wednesday in suburban St. Louis, a few miles from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer, and a small group of protesters gathered outside a building where a grand jury was expected to begin hearing evidence to determine whether the officer should be charged.... 8/20/2014 2:55 PM

Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.... 8/20/2014 3:19 PM

Slain American journalist remembered as driven
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- In 2011, just after he was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, James Foley acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death.... 8/20/2014 2:54 PM

Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.... 8/20/2014 2:24 PM

In deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.... 8/20/2014 11:40 AM

Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.... 8/20/2014 2:51 PM

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff
HARVEY, Ill. (AP) -- About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.... 8/20/2014 1:16 PM

Ex-deputy: Gunfire after driver shot not in report
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) -- An ex-deputy told jurors Wednesday he failed to note in a report that more gunfire had taken place well after a drunken driver was fatally shot in Texas following an accident that killed two boys, a detail a defense attorney says helps point to the innocence of the boys' father who is on trial for murder.... 8/20/2014 3:15 PM

Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas researchers are reporting that an experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began.... 8/20/2014 3:05 PM

Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboard
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An eastern Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing gas-drilling wastewater wells faces a legal threat from the wells' operator.... 8/20/2014 3:25 PM