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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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No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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No arrest for Gov. Perry, but mug shot to be taken

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge opted Monday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken — and has assembled a team of high-powered attorneys to fight the two felony counts of abuse of power against him.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two teenage boys have been arrested after making specific plans to kill three staffers then gun down as many students as possible at their Southern California high school, police said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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Alleged lover of Marine's missing wife arrested

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The alleged lover of the missing and pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been arrested in Alaska on a federal warrant in connection with her death, nearly two months after the 20-year-old woman's disappearance from her Southern California home prompted a massive search.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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