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AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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US officials: Video shows American's beheading

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

Editors Notes: The latest in an occasional look at education as students return for the new school year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

MADISON, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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Los Angeles schools make discipline less harsh

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students at the nation's second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform of the way school police respond to bad behavior, Los Angeles Unified School District officials will announce Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Armed groups in Syria have an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could easily be diverted to extremists and used to destroy low-flying commercial planes, according to a new report by a respected international research group. It cites the risk that the missiles could be smuggled out of Syria by terrorists.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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