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A Kurdish peshmerga fighter prepares his weapon at his combat position near the Mosul Dam at the town of Chamibarakat outside Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Aug 17, 2014. Kurdish forces took over parts of the largest dam in Iraq on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group.  (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. has expanded its air campaign in Iraq with attacks aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the strategic Mosul dam. The White House said President Barack Obama notified […]

08/17/2014

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Teen arrested in online school-shooting threat

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was arrested Sunday on suspicion of posting online threats to shoot students at Southern California schools, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. Deputies arrested the teen after serving […]

08/17/2014

People protest the police shooting death of Michael Brown a week ago in Ferguson, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Despite heavy rainfall and lightning, hundreds of protesters gathered Saturday night at a busy thoroughfare that has been the site of previous clashes with police. Dozens of officers, a much more visible presence than the night before, stood watch — including some with shields. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen’s death

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on the body of a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer […]

08/17/2014

Uzo Aduba poses in the press room with the award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for “Orange Is the New Black” at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Aduba, Janney among creative arts Emmy winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uzo Aduba is an Emmy winner for her breakout role as a prisoner known as “Crazy Eyes” in Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black.” The series received two other awards, for casting […]

08/16/2014

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Pujols, Kendrick homer in Angels’ win over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It took the Los Angeles Angels 4½ months to catch the Oakland Athletics and move into first place in the American League West. Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick homered to give the Angels […]

08/16/2014

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Jimmy Fallon, Allison Janney Among Winners at Creative Arts Emmys

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon received the Emmy for outstanding guest actor in a comedy, helping “Saturday Night Live” be the top winner at Saturday’s Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at […]

08/16/2014

Milwaukee Brewers' Rickie Weeks, left, is forced out at second as Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Miguel Rojas attempts to throw out Elian Herrera at first during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. Herrera was initially called safe at first on the play, but was called out after Weeks obstructed Rojas. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Brewers beat Dodgers with 2 HRs off Kershaw

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yovani Gallardo pitched eight innings, Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers ended Clayton Kershaw’s streak of 11 straight victories with a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles […]

08/16/2014

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community settle at the Qandil mountains near the Turkish border outside Zakho, 300 miles (475 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Islamic extremists shot 80 Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses reported Saturday. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an […]

08/16/2014

Police officers work their way north on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., clearing the road of people Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. The public has absorbed […]

08/16/2014

Flower with scent of dead body set for rare bloom

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — A gigantic flower that smells like rotting flesh will soon bloom at botanical gardens near Los Angeles. The “corpse flower” is rare not just for its pungent odor, but also because […]

08/16/2014

People gather around a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, located at the site where Brown was shot by police a week ago in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting in the middle of a street following a suspected robbery of a box of cigars from a nearby market has sparked a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

  FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed after a black teenager was […]

08/16/2014

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