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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

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 county 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 12:16 AM

Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. Even one of the most polarizing figures in American politics found cause to weigh in on the state she used to lead.... 8/19/2014 9:55 PM

News Guide: Primary election highlights
Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Alaska and Wyoming.... 8/19/2014 10:52 PM

Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."... 8/19/2014 8:42 PM

AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.... 8/19/2014 7:56 PM

Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.... 8/20/2014 12:11 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

Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling.... 8/19/2014 8:03 PM