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Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.<p>The latest clashes came at the end of …

Husband of Ebola patient leaves quarantine, visits wife in isolation

The husband of an American missionary diagnosed with the deadly<p>Ebola virushas ended his quarantine in North Carolina and visited his wife Sunday at an isolation room at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, a Christian missionary group announced Monday.<p>David Writebol, who was quarantined as a …

Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. (AP) — The father of two Amish girls abducted last week said he feels sorry for the man and the woman authorities say kidnapped and sexually abused them before letting them go.<p>The parents of the 7- and 12-year-old sisters spoke to the Johnson Newspapers at their home in …

Quasi-legal street drug poses new lethal threat to users

Emergency physicians are bracing for a new rash of overdoses of a drug that looks like<p>heroinbut may not respond to commonly used doses of the opiate-reversal drug naloxone because it is so powerful, a new study reports.<p>The threat comes from an emerging street drug called acetyl fentanyl -- an …

Militias complicate situation on Texas border

MISSION, Texas (AP) — On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues.<p>Agents assumed the camouflaged crew that …

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California Mayor Urges Cops to Wear Body Cameras After Ferguson

A California mayor is calling for the city’s police officers to use body-worn cameras following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager that …

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U.S. farmers fight poisonous wheat fungus with cleaning, waiting | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dave Wiechert of Nashville, Illinois, does good business most years cleaning seed for farmers in preparation for planting season. But this year, Wiechert is doing big business after harvest: cleaning fungus off wheat so farmers can sell it.<p>A combine drives though stalks of soft …

Police Block Off QuikTrip, A Central Gathering Location In Ferguson Protests

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Police blocked off the central gathering place for protesters in this St. Louis suburb Monday in an attempt to prevent large crowds from forming there and getting out of control.<p>Protesters have convened at the QuikTrip, or QT, gas station and convenience store since the Aug. 9 …

Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

Caller says she has the officer's side of the Ferguson shooting

Another tense standoff developed Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, which has seen nightly protests since unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer.<p>The renewed tensions came after the preliminary results of an autopsy that Brown's family requested were released, …

Stranded ship drifts; crewman buried at sea

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The crewman who died in a fire aboard a chemical tanker that's adrift off the Oregon coast has been buried at sea.<p>Ship spokesman Campbell Houston said Monday the engine-room fire left the 485-foot Pine Galaxy without much refrigeration, and the crewman's family gave permission …

Small plane from Florida crashes off Bahamas, four missing | Reuters

MIAMI (Reuters) - The United States Coast Guard is searching for four missing people after a small plane that took off from Florida crashed Monday morning in the ocean near the western Bahamas.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration first reported the Cessna went missing around 11 a.m. EDT, according …

Chicago Orders Ban On EDM Music At Historic Concert Venue

What was once one of Chicago's highest-profile destinations for EDM concerts will no longer be able to play host to events featuring live music from the popular, difficult-to-define genre.<p>DNAinfo's Darryl Holliday reported Friday that the owner of the Congress Theater, which has been out of …

Girl plunges 550 feet to her death at Yellowstone National Park | Reuters

(Reuters) - An 8-year-old girl plunged some 550 feet (168 meters) to her death at Yellowstone National Park on Sunday after stepping off a trail overlooking a 1,200-foot (366-m) canyon and losing her footing, a park official said on Monday.<p>The child and her family were hiking a popular path along …

Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — For nearly two months, Southern California sheriff's deputies and a legion of volunteers scoured the vast, rough terrain peppered with abandoned mine pits and deep bodies of water where the 19-year-old pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine disappeared.<p>The search finally ended …

Predictions for Mo'ne Davis' Next Start in 2014 Little League World Series

Taney Youth Baseball Association is two wins away from a United States championship at the Little League World Series, thanks mostly to the efforts of Mo'ne Davis.<p>The female superstar was outstanding in the lead-up to Williamsport and has not slowed down at the highest level. She opened up the …

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