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  • Grand juror in Michael Brown case appeals gag order on panel

    ST. LOUIS – A member of the grand jury that declined to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown is challenging a ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Batman impersonator who did charity work dies on roadway

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. – A Maryland man who delighted thousands of children by impersonating Batman at hospitals and charity events died when he was hit by a ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – Faced with escalating aggression from Russia and China, the Pentagon is planning to increase its use of drones by abo ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Police: Drunk NY man has his 10-year-old drive him home

    STILLWATER, N.Y. – Police say an upstate New York man had his 10-year-old drive his pickup truck while he was sitting in the passenger seat drunk.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Trump immigration proposal divides GOP presidential field

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald Trump is dividing his Republican presidential rivals anew with his call to rewrite the Constitution to crack down on million ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Julian Bond, former NAACP chairman and activist, dies at 75

    ATLANTA – Julian Bond’s life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from his efforts as a militant young man to start a student protest group, t ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Searchers spot wreckage of missing Indonesia passenger plane

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia – A search plane has spotted the wreckage of an Indonesian passenger plane that went missing with 54 people onboard, rescue offici ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Backpage ad site: Aider of traffickers or way to stop them?

    CHICAGO – The adult ads on Backpage.com are endless – written in a sort of risque code to avoid implying something illegal, yet still obvious invitati ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Soldier’s journey to heal spotlights ‘soul wounds’ of war

    SAN DIEGO – “It was just another day in Mosul,” the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn’t l ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • FAA says problem that caused flight delays has been resolved

    WASHINGTON – Air traffic was snarled and passengers' tempers frayed on Saturday as many flights to and from airports throughout a large swath of the N ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Front-runners Clinton, Trump descend on Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa – As Hillary Rodham Clinton walked among the booths of funnel cakes and corn dogs at the Iowa State Fair, trailed by a massive pack o ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Super cold, slew of snow in Old Farmer's Almanac forecast

    CONCORD, N.H. – Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Police investigate officer's 'Michael Brown bonus' post

    FERGUSON, Mo. – St. Louis County police are investigating a Facebook post in which one of its officers discusses how he spent his "annual Michael Brow ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Law enforcement, attorney among 9 arrested in man's death

    SAN FRANCISCO – A long and largely forgotten death investigation in California's Central Valley has led to a vast and unexpected set of arrests that i ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Italy: At least 40 migrants dead at sea, 320 others rescued

    ROME – At least 40 migrants died Saturday in the hold of an overcrowded smuggling boat in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya, apparently killed by f ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:42 pm
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