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U.S. attorney general visits racially charged St. Louis suburb

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FERGUSON Mo. - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was visiting Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, hours after nearly 50 protesters were arrested in the 11th straight night of demonstrations over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

Obama says beheading 'shocked the conscience' of the world

BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants "shocked the conscience of the entire world" and he vowed the United States would do what it must to protect its citizens. | Video

World, 2:08pm EDT

U.S. imposes sanctions on alleged Honduran drug gang

WASHINGTON - The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a Honduran group it alleges is responsible for smuggling tens of thousands of kilograms of cocaine each month into the United States.

11:10am EDT

Father of Texas 'affluenza' teen arrested for impersonating police officer

DALLAS - The father of the Texas teenager who killed four people while driving drunk and claimed his family's wealth was partially to blame has been arrested for impersonating a police officer, legal documents showed.

10:01am EDT

With union deal, curtain falls on Met Opera's labor dispute

NEW YORK - The curtain will rise on Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" next month at New York's Metropolitan Opera after a deal was reached early on Wednesday with the third of its three largest unions, averting a threatened lockout.

Entertainment 12:15pm EDT

U.S. hospital breach biggest yet to exploit Heartbleed bug: expert

- Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber attack using the flaw, according to a security expert.

Tech, Cyber Crime 2:29am EDT

Indicted Texas Governor Perry has fingerprints, mug shot taken

AUSTIN Texas - Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken by judicial authorities on Tuesday after being indicted last week on two felony charges of abusing power.

Politics, 19 Aug 2014

NHTSA unveils new recall search tool

WASHINGTON - U.S. auto safety regulators on Wednesday unveiled a more precise way for vehicle owners to search online to find out if their cars or motorcycles have been recalled by the manufacturer.

12:04am EDT

Many who have left U.S. labor force say they would like to return

WASHINGTON - Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over.

1:22am EDT

Lawyers for Colorado theater gunman: police lied about media leaks

DENVER - Lawyers for accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes said on Tuesday two homicide detectives may have perjured themselves when they denied leaking to Fox News details of his plan for the massacre, court documents show.

19 Aug 2014

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