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Charges: Couple took, intended to hurt Amish girls

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York couple has been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a roadside farm stand.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 August 2014

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Ferguson police chief cedes much of his authority

Timeline of  shooting incident below

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 August 2014

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Ferguson police got surplus military equipment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis are giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014

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SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments

NEW YORK (AP) — Stung by criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014

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Chemical-filled tea burns woman at Utah restaurant

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014

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Why global turmoil hasn't sunk US markets. Yet.

NEW YORK (AP) — Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014

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Ebola may leave 1 million in need of food help

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of goods, forcing the United Nations to plan food convoys for up to a million people as hunger threatens the largely impoverished area.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014

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Iraqis welcome change of PM but challenges loom

BAGHDAD (AP) — The decision by Nouri al-Maliki to step down as Iraq's prime minister brought celebrations from his opponents Friday, as the country's top Shiite cleric urged his successor to carry out dramatic reforms so the new government can take on Sunni insurgents who have overrun large parts of the country.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014

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