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Friend of Boston bombings suspect pleads guilty
He admits removing a backpack containing emptied-out fireworks from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the attack.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:16:44 -0400)

Returning Islamic State fighters could threaten USA
Analysts say the Islamic State may not plan to target the USA now, but that could change.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:37:26 -0400)

Ky. firefigters hurt in ice bucket challenge
Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when their fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge. (Aug. 21)         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:38:28 -0400)

U.S. Ebola patients released, pose no public risk
The two missionaries had contracted the Ebola virus while working in West Africa.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:19:48 -0400)

Ferguson protesters want prosecutor replaced
They say Robert McCulloch is biased, citing past prosecutions and a personal tragedy.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:41:00 -0400)

Mich. cleric popular with Islamic State owes $250K
Ahmad Jebril owes money for restitution and other costs from fraud convictions.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:55:28 -0400)

Tiny houses aim to help homeless
Small house projects for homeless have popped up in U.S. cities.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:22:50 -0400)

Only in California? The #DirtBucketChallenge
California's water shortage lends a twist to the Ice Bucket Challenge.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:11:32 -0400)

National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson
Gov. Jay Nixon ordered a National Guard withdrawal Thursday. The withdrawal will be systematic and coordinated with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:57:58 -0400)

Community deals with Michael Brown aftermath
Police and residents of Ferguson say the community is not the same since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer. (Aug. 21)         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:54:00 -0400)

Best quad ever: Starbucks trucks rolling onto campuses
Your walk to class really did just get exponentially better. At ASU, JMU and Coastal Carolina, anyway.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:40:52 -0400)

Retire? Not these hardworking seniors
More are ditching the condo in Florida to willingly work past retirement         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:02:45 -0400)

US: We do not pay ransom to terrorists
U.S officials highlighted Thursday that the U.S. is against paying ransom to terrorists in regards to James Foley's killing. Officials also talked about the failed attempt to rescue the journalist and other Americans from ISIL this summer. (Aug. 21)         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:45:51 -0400)

Ferguson teachers training to deal with trauma
Schools in the St. Louis metro area held a training seminar Thursday to instruct teachers on how to deal with students traumatized by the events in Ferguson, Missouri. (Aug. 21)         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:35:38 -0400)

Kent Brantly: 'God saved my life'
Ebola patient Dr. Kent Brantly was released from Emory University Hospital Thursday. The doctor attributed his recovery to the skilled medical staff at Emory and all of the prayers for him around the world.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:19:11 -0400)

Gov. Nixon pulls National Guard from a calmer Ferguson
Missouri governor acts after a night of relative calm in the protest-wracked St. Louis suburb.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:00:28 -0400)

Ad hits Tillis on education funding
An ad from a Democratic group accuses North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis of cutting funding for education by $500 million while giving tax breaks to yacht and jet owners. For an analysis of the ad's claims, go to USATODAY.com.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:14:07 -0400)

Hagel: ISIS threat is 'beyond anything we've seen'
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the long-term threat from ISIS is more dangerous than al-Queda.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:09:00 -0400)

Family dog rescued, revived after house fire
Firefighters found Rocky under some debris in the burning bedroom.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:02:45 -0400)

Which U.S. cities have the worst urban heat islands?
Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Denver lead the list of U.S. cities with the most intense urban heat islands.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:50:10 -0400)

Ad watch: Democrats fault Tillis for education funding
The ad is part of a flood of money being spent in the North Carolina senate race.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:14:15 -0400)

Court ends part of Arkansas desegregation lawsuit
Lawsuit was originally filed by a Little Rock school district back in 1982.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:27:45 -0400)

U.S. judge strikes down Fla. ban on same-sex marriage
He delays allowing county clerks to issue licenses, pending appeals.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:14:58 -0400)

Tit for tat? McDonald's shuttered in Moscow
Russia's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Ural region one day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow. Customers are wondering if it's food safety or international politics. (Aug. 21)         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:29:25 -0400)

AP Top Stories August 21 p
Here's the latest news for Thursday, Aug. 21st: American aid workers with Ebola virus released from hospital; DOJ settles nearly $17 billion deal with Bank of America; ISIS demanded $130 million in ransom for Foley; Ramen noodle study reveals health         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:26:30 -0400)

Miss. Senate challenger's trial to begin Sept. 15
State Sen. Chris McDaniel is challenging his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:07:40 -0400)

Busted! Video shows mailman throws package
Instead of taking the stairs, this mailman decides to toss a package toward a front door.         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:37 -0400)

Life on the professional video game circuit
Two South Korean professional video game players have moved to Georgia to make a career out of competitive gaming in the Unites States. After a recent loss in Atlanta, they are looking for redemption in Detroit this weekend. (Aug. 21)         
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:58:48 -0400)

Police, protesters clash in Ferguson over teen's death
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:32:03 -0400)

James Foley
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:49:37 -0400)

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