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Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter's call for comment, the group's ubiquitous "ice bucket challenge" had brought in a few million more dollars.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — 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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

 

PHOENIX (AP) — "All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is shot in the head and killed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust

DALLAS (AP) — In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust — holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the anger they feel toward officers who patrol their neighborhoods.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all had one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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