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UPDATE: Obama confirms US journalist’s slaying; US won’t stop confronting Islamic State

By LARA JAKES
and BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing … Full story    

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Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar dies at 95

NEW DELHI – Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject, died Wednesday at … Full story    

UPDATE: Obama confirms US journalist’s slaying; US won’t stop confronting Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

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 … Full story    
Updated 20 hours ago

Longtime ‘SNL’ announcer Don Pardo dead at 96

NEW YORK – Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded “Saturday Night Live.” … Full story    
Updated 20 hours ago

Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing. Technicians crimp wires and … Full story    
Updated 20 hours ago

Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds … Full story    
Updated yesterday

GOP establishment on a roll in House primaries

WASHINGTON – Republicans got their man – and woman – in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates, improving the party’s … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Depression colony cashes in on Cash’s fame

DYESS, Ark. – Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash’s family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Pathologist: Victim of fatal shooting may have had his hands raised

FERGUSON, Mo. – An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound … Full story    
Updated yesterday

USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

WASHINGTON (AP) – A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock. A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Militias complicate situation on Texas border

MISSION, Texas – On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Ukraine: Dozens of civilians killed in convoy

KIEV, Ukraine – Dozens of civilians were killed Monday when separatist rebels shelled a convoy of refugees trying to flee war-torn eastern Ukraine, a top … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. – Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s … Full story    
Updated yesterday

McDonald’s confronts its junk food image

NEW YORK – At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu. … Full story    
Updated yesterday

‘Don’t know’ if Missouri teen shot with hands up

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — An unarmed teenager whose fatal shooting by police has sparked rancorous protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Kurdish military says it controls Iraq’s Mosul Dam

BAGHDAD (AP) — Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish forces said Monday they had wrested back control of the country’s largest dam from … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Missouri governor sends Guard, lifts curfew

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Federal autopsy ordered in Mo. teen’s death

FERGUSON, Mo. – Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Ukraine troops in rebel-held city

KIEV, Ukraine – Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Chiang Kai-shek part of mainstream

BEIJING – Photos of Mao’s archenemy Chiang Kai-shek adorn the walls of a Beijing restaurant, and his face looks up at diners from the menu. … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Ebola fears rise as clinic in Liberia is looted

MONROVIA, Liberia – Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital’s largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

‘Dogtown’ skateboard rebel Jay Adams dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jay Adams, the colorful rebel who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world’s most spectacular … Full story    
Published:  August 17, 2014