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Manhunt underway for suspect in officer's fatal shooting
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect who police say fatally shot a Memphis officer after he interrupted a drug deal involving a small amount of marijuana that would have resulted in just a misdemeanor citation and a fine.... 8/3/2015 1:38 PM

Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE - A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown's death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement. What follows is an excerpt of the introduction to "Deadly Force: Fa... 8/3/2015 11:31 AM

Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.... 8/3/2015 5:03 AM

Weather helps crews battling massive California wildfire
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Cooler, wetter weather helped crews make inroads Monday against a massive Northern California wildfire that tore through two dozen homes, threatened thousands more and forced 12,000 people to flee the flames.... 8/3/2015 3:11 PM

New Mexico Gov. Martinez: 'Coward' set off 2 church blasts
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is promising that the "coward" who set off explosions outside two Las Cruces churches will be caught.... 8/3/2015 12:37 PM

NY school problems highlight debate over outside 'receivers'
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The clock is ticking for leaders of New York's most chronically underperforming public schools, who under a new state law must quickly begin to turn things around or lose control to an outsider - a tactic that has produced mixed results elsewhere.... 8/3/2015 3:03 PM

Missing Special Olympics athlete turns up 350 miles away
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An Albanian athlete who disappeared from the Special Olympics in Los Angeles turned up safe early Monday 350 miles away in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Hayward.... 8/3/2015 2:24 PM

Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan
MIAMI (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is outlining a six-point strategy to bolster security at the nation's border and overhaul its immigration laws.... 8/3/2015 1:55 PM

AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.... 8/3/2015 7:13 AM

National Park Service buries report on effigy mounds scandal
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- The National Park Service has shelved a blistering internal report that details a "decade of dysfunction" as the agency allowed dozens of illegal construction projects to cause significant damage to an ancient burial ground in Iowa that tribes consider sacred.... 8/3/2015 3:25 PM



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