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Calm largely holds in Missouri after grand jury opens shooting investigation

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FERGUSON Mo. - Small crowds staged largely peaceful protests late on Wednesday over the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the calmest night since riots erupted over the racially charged killing. | Video

U.S. hospital to discharge doctor treated with experimental Ebola drug

ABIDJAN - An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged on Thursday by the U.S. hospital that treated him with an experimental drug, his charity said.

Health 7:31am EDT

Storm east of Lesser Antilles has 50 percent chance of becoming cyclone: NHC

- An elongated area of low pressure located about 350 miles east of the Lesser Antilles has a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

Environment, 8:00am EDT

Weapons haul found in Florida man's car after racially charged gas station shooting

- A Florida man pulled over by police near a university in a Jeep laden with guns and military gear is facing hate crime charges after he fired gunshots at a gas station during a racially charged argument with an Arab man.

6:06am EDT

Policeman suspended for pointing rifle at protester in Missouri

FERGUSON Mo. - (Please note: there is strong language used by the police officer in paragraph seven)

1:53am EDT

Regional water authority envisaged in latest Detroit bankruptcy plan

- Detroit has once again raised the possibility of having a regional water and sewer system authority in the latest version of a debt adjustment plan the city filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court late on Wednesday.

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California bill would let birth certificates reflect same-sex parents

- Birth certificates in California would be changed to more accurately reflect families in which parents are of the same gender under a bill passed by the legislature on Wednesday.

Politics, 20 Aug 2014

California students charged after plotting school shooting

LOS ANGELES - Two teenagers who conspired to kill three members of staff and many students at a high school in a Los Angeles suburb were charged on Wednesday with one count each of making criminal threats, prosecutors said.

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U.S. forces tried but failed to rescue U.S. hostages in Syria

WASHINGTON/EDGARTOWN Mass. - U.S. forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria and exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover the captives were not there, officials said on Wednesday.

World, Syria 5:55am EDT

U.S. Supreme Court puts hold on gay marriage in Virginia

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court stopped gay marriage in Virginia from going ahead on Wednesday, staying an appeals court ruling that had struck down a state ban.

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