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Hundreds gather to mourn slain 9-year-old Ferguson girl

Hundreds have turned out to remember a 9-year-old girl who was doing homework on her mother's bed when shots were fired into her Ferguson home.

August 30, 2015

3 dead, 2 injured in shooting spree in Tennessee

Authorities say three people were killed and a child was injured during a shooting spree at a home in eastern Tennessee.

August 30, 2015

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

Authorities are trying to determine what motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed sheriff's deputy and firing multiple shots in what they believe was a targeted killing.

August 30, 2015

New Orleans, Gulf coast marks Katrina milestone

The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in ways both devout and festive.

August 30, 2015

California beach reopens after hammerhead shark sighting

A San Diego County beach is open again after being shut when a shark was seen circling kayakers.

August 30, 2015

FBI investigates after international flight diverted

The FBI is investigating after a disturbance on board an international flight to Germany forced the pilot to make an emergency landing at Denver International Airport.

August 29, 2015

Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, recovery

People across the Gulf Coast are planning to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with somber remembrances of those lost and uplifting celebrations of the region's recovery.

August 29, 2015

Hearing set for mom who drove 3 kids into ocean

A hearing is set for Monday for a South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach.

August 29, 2015

Firefighters in Washington state worry about wind forecast

The largest wildfire ever recorded in Washington state has grown by more than 22 square miles.

August 28, 2015

Bush praises New Orleans charter schools

Former President George W. Bush says today is a day to celebrate the resurgence of New Orleans schools.

August 28, 2015

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

The CEO of adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

August 28, 2015

State of emergency declared in Florida; tropical storm nears

Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears Florida.

August 28, 2015

Survivor in good condition

The woman who survived an on-air shooting near Roanoke, Virginia, yesterday is doing better at a hospital.

August 27, 2015

Walker: Clinton wrong on gun control after TV shooting

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the proper response to the on-air shootings in Virginia is "more sophisticated and challenging" than the gun control measures Hillary Rodham Clinton has proposed.

August 27, 2015

Indiana Supreme Court hears dispute over '0INK' plate

A state lawyer says Indiana's Bureau of Motor Vehicles has the right to reject offensive messages sought on personalized license plates because every license plate has some government speech on it.

August 27, 2015

Mississippi State: Campus gunman arrested, no one wounded

Authorities at Mississippi State University say they have arrested a person who reportedly was carrying a gun on campus and that no injuries have been reported.

August 27, 2015

'Fire hazard' home burns as couple signs deed to buy it

A western Pennsylvania couple who bought a neighboring home because they feared it was a fire hazard was right: It caught fire while they were at the county courthouse signing the deed.

August 27, 2015

Chicago suburb to start keeping 'habitual drunkard' list

The police department in Illinois' second largest city is going to start compiling a "habitual drunkard" list to help fight public drunkenness.

August 27, 2015

Jimmy Carter's church adjusts to demand for Sunday lessons

Members of a small Baptist church in southwest Georgia where former President Jimmy Carter frequently teaches Sunday school lessons are capping the number of people who can attend.

August 27, 2015

AG: Record store owner employed addicts to shoplift $2M

A Pittsburgh record store owner allegedly used heroin addicts to shoplift more than $2 million worth of books, videos, and other products he resold online, and stored in the backroom of his business.

August 27, 2015

Restraint over retweeting urged in Virginia attack video

The online reaction spread quickly as expected after a killer posted video of his attack on two former co-workers in the midst of a live news broadcast.

August 27, 2015

Shark attack turns victim into a hunter and then an advocate

When "Jaws" debuted 40 years ago, Al Brenneka was as thrilled as any other moviegoer. But like a lot of other surfers in Florida, he figured his chances of encountering a shark in the ocean were slim to none.

August 27, 2015

3rd-grader who shot child at school got gun in home kitchen

Officials in Georgia say a third-grader who accidentally shot a classmate at school found the weapon while exploring his family's kitchen.

August 27, 2015

Coroner: Man dies of injuries from crash 50 years ago

Authorities say a man died this week of injuries he sustained when he was hit by a vehicle in eastern Pennsylvania a half-century ago.

August 26, 2015

Texas teen hospitalized, contracted life-threatening amoeba

A teenager is in critical condition at a Houston hospital two weeks after contracting a life-threatening amoeba while swimming in a lake.

August 26, 2015

Mormons keep affiliation with Boy Scouts despite gay leaders

The Mormon church — the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units — is keeping its longtime affiliation with the organization despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders.

August 26, 2015

Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the 1965 Selma march on "Bloody Sunday," championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, has died. She was 104.

August 26, 2015

Trump starts new media feud with Univision anchor Ramos

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has opened up a new media feud, taking on another popular TV news personality even as his appearances continue to draw big ratings.

August 26, 2015

Manager: 2 Virginia TV station workers fatally shot on air

The general manager of a TV station in Virginia says two crew members were fatally shot on air in central Virginia.

August 26, 2015

American who helped stop France terror attack returns to US

One of the three Americans who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris has arrived in California.

August 26, 2015
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