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  • School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

    School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:44:05 GMT
    Chicago children returned to school Tuesday walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day. 
    Chicago children returned to school Tuesday walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day. 
  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:42:02 GMT
    Starting Tuesday, lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out the city's billions of dollars in debt should be approved. 
    Starting Tuesday, lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out the city's billions of dollars in debt should be approved. 
  • Coroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash

    Coroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:39:50 GMT
    Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children. 
    Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children. 
  • Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:29:38 GMT
    New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends. 
    New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends. 
  • 32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:23:42 GMT
    Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and 10 of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said. 
    Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and 10 of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said. 
  • Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

    Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:36:48 GMT
    The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. 
    The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. 
  • No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

    No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:46:51 GMT
    Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. 
    Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. 
  • Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

    Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:05:29 GMT
    They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown. 
    They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown. 
  • Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

    Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:05:13 GMT
    The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel. 
    The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel. 
  • Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

    Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:05:37 GMT
    The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go. 
    The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go. 
  • In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal

    In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:01:06 GMT
    A city home-repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they're positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence. 
    A city home-repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they're positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence. 
  • In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

    In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:30:19 GMT
    The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, marking the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date. 
    The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, marking the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date. 
  • Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:26:22 GMT
    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers. 
    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers. 
  • Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

    Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:23:28 GMT
    College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. 
    College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. 
  • High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

    High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:43:16 GMT
    The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes. 
    The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes. 
  • Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

    Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:37:20 GMT
    Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. 
    Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. 
  • US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

    US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:33:27 GMT
    Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. 
    Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. 
  • Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

    Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:08:57 GMT
    A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons. 
    A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons. 
  • 'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

    'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:07:11 GMT
    Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday. 
    Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday. 
  • Police: 911 botches call about child locked in car

    Police: 911 botches call about child locked in car

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:08:56 GMT
    A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said. 
    A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said. 
  • 9-year-old girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    9-year-old girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:14:44 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday. 
    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday. 
  • Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where they stand

    Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where they stand

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:14:22 GMT
    State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. 
    State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. 
  • Mexican president faces protest on California trip

    Mexican president faces protest on California trip

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:13:56 GMT
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday with lawmakers and swapped praise with Gov. Jerry Brown, but not all legislators rolled out the welcome mat at a luncheon held on the final day of his visit to California. 
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday with lawmakers and swapped praise with Gov. Jerry Brown, but not all legislators rolled out the welcome mat at a luncheon held on the final day of his visit to California. 
  • Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

    Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:13:31 GMT
    People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. 
    People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. 
  • Obama vows justice in murder of American

    Obama vows justice in murder of American

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:55:14 GMT
    President Barack Obama says "America does not forget" and is vowing justice for the murder of an American journalist. 
    President Barack Obama says "America does not forget" and is vowing justice for the murder of an American journalist. 
  • Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

    Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:11:56 GMT
    Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that would give the fast-food company a stronger foothold in the coffee and breakfast market. 
    Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that would give the fast-food company a stronger foothold in the coffee and breakfast market. 
  • Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:58:36 GMT
    The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. 
    The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. 
  • Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:12:19 GMT
    Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. 
    Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. 
  • Army: Shooter at Va. base was female soldier

    Army: Shooter at Va. base was female soldier

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:08:23 GMT
    The Army says early reports indicate that a female soldier turned a gun on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself, on a central Virginia base. 
    The Army says early reports indicate that a female soldier turned a gun on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself, on a central Virginia base. 
  • Tribe's casino plan roils quaint Martha's Vineyard

    Tribe's casino plan roils quaint Martha's Vineyard

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:06:16 GMT
    On the western tip of Martha's Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town's scenic overlook. 
    On the western tip of Martha's Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town's scenic overlook. 
  • Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

    Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:37:03 GMT
    The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up. 
    The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up. 
  • Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

    Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:39:19 GMT
    Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. 
    Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. 
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  • Police: Slaying of teen whose body burned random

    Police: Slaying of teen whose body burned random

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:26:45 GMT
    Relatives of an Indianapolis teenager whose badly burned body was found in a yard say they believe she was abducted and killed by a stranger. 
    A 15-year-old Indianapolis girl whose burned body was found over the weekend was likely abducted and killed by someone she didn't know, police and family members said Tuesday. 
  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins

    Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:03:08 GMT
    Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved. 
    Detroit's bankruptcy trial has adjourned for the day and will resume in the morning. 
  • APNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her

    APNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:02:35 GMT
    Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much... 
    A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police... 
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