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WASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials sa... Full Story

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  • US officials: Video shows American's beheading
    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 Aerican journalist.

  • American journalist killed in Syria aware of risks
    American journalist killed in Syria aware of risks

    ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved.

  • Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters
    Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave themselves.

  • How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?
    How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

    They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard — and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued
    Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

  • Dan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race
    Dan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican appeared to be coming up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan took a primary lead in the fight to be the GOP candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.

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    News Guide: Primary election highlights

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  • Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream
    Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.

  • Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape
    Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans.

  • Arizona flooding creates several dramatic scenes
    Arizona flooding creates several dramatic scenes

    PHOENIX (AP) — A series of storms dumped more than 4.5 inches of rain on areas north of Phoenix on Tuesday, requiring several dramatic rescues and resulting in many visible examples of damage. Here are some examples of the destruction brought on by the floodwaters:

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