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At home in Indiana, 10 years after Katrina
Thousands who sought refuge after the Gulf Coast's hurricane have found new lives.         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:49:52 -0400)

Miley Cyrus Pushes the Envelope With VMA Fashion
Miley Cyrus shook a long ponytail and strutted in barely there silver straps Sunday on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards. Other stars rocked outrageous fashion of both the couture and casual variety. (Aug. 30)         
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:48:23 -0400)

VMA Red Carpet Heats Up With Swift and Pals
Taylor Swift arrived with her girl squad while Kanye West posed with pregnant wife Kim Kardashian. Check out who walked the star-studded red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards. (Aug. 30)         
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:58:41 -0400)

How birth order may affect your weight
First-born sisters tend to be heavier as adults         
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:52:59 -0400)

Coping with Dry Wells in California's Drought
Water conservation is the new normal in California, as people flush toilets less often, take shorter showers and let lawns turn brown. But it's dramatically worse in places like Okieville, where wells have gone dry for many of the families. (Aug. 31)         
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:19:01 -0400)

Explore secretive biolabs in all 50 states
See mistakes, near misses and safety violations at more than 200 labs         
(Thu, 28 May 2015 16:51:36 -0400)

Little Boy Paralyzed at Birth Learning to Walk
Cancer struck Evander Conroy's spine before he was born, leaving him unable to use his legs. The four-year-old Australian boy is now making great strides through locomotor training at the University of Louisville. (Aug. 31)         
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:18:09 -0400)

Meet NYC's Garbage Guru
New York's sanitation department has it's very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation's biggest city. (August 31)         
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:13:22 -0400)

5 things to know about newly renamed Denali
President Obama will officially change Mount McKinley's name back to Denali. Here are 5 things to know about the 20,237-foot mountain.         
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:41:54 -0400)

Today in History for August 31st
Highlights of this day in history: Britain's Princess Diana killed in a Paris car crash; Poland's Solidarity labor movement born; Jack the Ripper's first victim found dead in London; Violinist Itzhak Perlman and singer Van Morrison born. (Aug. 31)         
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:18:31 -0400)

Dog mayor to announce something big for 2016
In a year of Deez Nuts, Lucy Lou tossing her collar in the ring may not be so far-fetched.         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:11:45 -0400)

Self-help guru Wayne W. Dyer dies at 75
Post on Dyer's Facebook page: "Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night."         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:42:25 -0400)

Twins drowned in bathtub; mother arrested
Woman tells police she tried to drown a third child, but was stopped by family members.         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:31:51 -0400)

Thousands Mourn Fallen Firefighters In Wash.
Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state. (Aug. 30)         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:57:58 -0400)

Burning Man welcomes the masses
Tens of thousands of eager Burners flood into a patch of Nev. desert known as the "playa."         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:37:47 -0400)

Male kindergarten teachers defy gender assumptions
Only 2 percent of kindergarten and preschool teachers are male, one advocacy group notes.         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:45:07 -0400)

Memorial held for fallen Washington firefighters
Large crowds gathered to watch the procession of fire and emergency vehicles in honor of three Washington firefighters killed while battling wildfires. The mother of one of the victims spoke of how much her son loved his job at the memorial service.         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:46:24 -0400)

'Speak directly to anger,' urges slain journalists' station manager
At memorial, WDBJ-TV station manager says there's "no stigma" on help for mental illness.         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:37:07 -0400)

Memorial held for fallen firefighters
Service honors three firefighters who died while battling the Okanogan Complex blazes.         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:48:16 -0400)

AP Top Stories August 30 P
Here's the latest for Sunday, August 30th: Hungrary continues to build a fence along its border; Washington state residents line up to honor 3 fallen firefighters, Baseball fan dies at Braves stadium; Pug love in Germany.         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:22:51 -0400)

Vt. public safety workers nabbed for DUI
Prosecutors and law enforcement officials say numbers are "unique" and troubling.         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:18:37 -0400)

Obama administration renames Mount McKinley to Denali
The Obama administration renames Mount McKinley to its original name, Denali.         
(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:55:21 -0400)

Police search for motive in killing of Texas deputy
Shannon J. Miles, the man accused of killing Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, has a lengthy criminal history, including six previous arrests. So far, there is no motive or known connection between the deputy and his alleged killer.         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:28:33 -0400)

WDBJ Gen. Mgr. Calls Anger a 'Destructive' Force
The general manager for WDBJ-TV says that anger is a destructive force at a memorial service for two journalists that were shot and killed live on air last week. (Aug. 30)         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:18:04 -0400)

Banking magnate heir says he's flat broke
Tom Vucurevich, heir to a banking fortune, can't repay millions owed to creditors.         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:03:01 -0400)

Storm system rakes Northwest, killing 2
Unusually strong storm system brings down trees and causes power outages.         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:01:02 -0400)

Why are presidential candidates talking about heroin?
New Hampshire's heroin problem has caught the attention of many presidential hopefuls, but they're not taking a hard-line stance. Video provided by Newsy         
(Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:32:17 -0400)

Check your county: Arrest rates by race
Blacks are far more likely to be arrested than people of other races, and in some places, dramatically so.        
(Tue, 9 Dec 2014 22:33:45 -0500)

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(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:15:03 -0400)

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