Thursday August 21, 2014

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Attorney general visits Ferguson, offers reassurance about investigation into police shooting

ST. LOUIS - To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race....

posted: August 21,2014

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Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills 3 senior Hamas military leaders in major blow to group

GAZA, Palestinian Territories - An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior leaders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the militant group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization's morale and a significant...

Preliminary hearing set for woman accused of kidnapping Amish girls in northern NY

ALBANY, N.Y. - A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing....

Judge: 13-year-old girl accused of starting San Diego-area wildfire is fit to stand trial

SAN DIEGO - A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfire that destroyed three dozen homes north of San Diego in May....

Canadian drug kingpin and top New York marijuana supplier dubbed Pot Playboy gets 27 years

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy was sentenced to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise,...

Timeline of events following fatal shooting of Michael Brown in St. Louis suburb of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri....

Obama says US won't stop confronting Islamic State extremists despite journalist's killing

EDGARTOWN, Mass. - President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley....

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