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ACLU: Ferguson death report violates law

Serene Lewis, right, holds a candle during a moment of silence at a vigil for the death of Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo., in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was killed by a white police officer on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Police report on Michael Brown's shooting death violates Missouri open records laws: ACLU.


Boston bombing suspect's lawyers seek dismissal

TSARNAEV'S FRIEND PLEADS GUILTYDzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys are citing concerns over jury selection in their request to put proceedings on hold.


Firefighters still in hospital after Ky. 'ice bucket challenge' mishap

FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGETwo central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."


As ISIS rampages in Mideast, U.S. eyes potential for domestic threat

U.S. officials are concerned about Americans and other Westerners who have joined up with the Islamic extremist group ISIS.There's no credible information pointing to ISIS plot against homeland, but officials have incomplete intel and that worries them


Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2011 file photo, the state ferry MV Wenatchee sails across Elliott Bay out of Seattle and past the Space Needle as the Cascade Mountains are seen behind. Officials have warned for years about the chronic shortchanging of the ferries, and they’re wondering now whether a recent series of mishaps is just coincidence, or a more troubling sign of how deeply the state has cut into a transportation system that is a major economic driver and a lifeline for many communities. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) — The green-and-white ferry pulled away from the docks and churned across Puget Sound, leaving behind Seattle's waterfront. Passengers stood in the breeze on the deck or gazed out of the windows at the distant, snow-covered bulk of Mount Rainier.


Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid

A Palestinian boy, along with supporters of Hamas, holds a representation of a rocket as others shout slogans to protest against Israel and to support people in Gaza, during a demonstration in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigations.


Wash. flash flooding damages estimated 10 homes

This image made from a video provided by KOMO News shows damage in north central Washington after rain created mudslides on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The land, which was left bare by wildfires, washed down hillsides, damaged homes and closed highways. (AP Photo/KOMO News) SEATTLE OUTTWISP, Wash. (AP) — Heavy rains that unleashed mud slides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires damaged or destroyed an estimated 10 homes and blocked highways, officials said Friday.


Pakistan field against Sri Lanka in first one-dayer

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq during the final day of the opening Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle on August 10, 2014Hambantota (Sri Lanka) (AFP) - Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and sent Sri Lanka in to bat in overcast conditions in the first one-day international in Hambantota on Saturday.


Witnesses in Bali suitcase murder say mother and daughter argued in lobby

The daughter of an American woman found dead inside a suitcase in Bali gestures while in custody in a police station in DenpasarAn American woman whose body was found in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali and her daughter were seen arguing in the lobby of their hotel, police said on Friday, as a U.S. Heather Mack, 19, and Tommy Schaefer, 21, were arrested last week as suspects over the death of Mack's mother. Sheila von Wiese-Mack's battered body was found in the bloodied suitcase in a taxi outside the luxury St. Regis hotel. Police spokesman Ida Bagus Sarjana said witnesses reported seeing the mother and daughter arguing in the hotel.


Geno named Jets starter after 35-24 loss to Giants

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) throws against the New York Giants in the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rex Ryan saw enough to finally reveal the New York Jets' worst-kept secret.


Ferguson march muted, police officer disciplined over video

National Guard troops walk through a staging area located at a shopping center parking lot in Ferguson, MissouriBy Nick Carey and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, were muted for a third straight evening on Friday as the National Guard began withdrawing from the St. Louis suburb racked by racial turmoil after a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager. Hundreds of protesters marched in the hot summer night near the site of the Aug. 9 slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown, chanting "Hands up, don't shoot," while police vehicles observed the demonstration, without intervening. At St. Mark Family Church, a hub for protest organizers, activists and residents met to pray and work on plans to improve the predominantly African American community of 21,000 in the wake of unrest that has focused international attention on often-troubled U.S.


Heroes honored for saving driver who suffered heart attack

Heroes honored for saving driver who suffered heart attackA woman suffered a heart attack behind the wheel and her car went plunging into Cobbs Creek earlier this week and on Friday three Good Samaritans were honored for helping to save her life.


Amazon readying an attack on Google's ad business

US online giant Amazon is preparing to take on Google in one of its core businesses, Internet advertising, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources familiar with the matterUS online giant Amazon is preparing to take on Google in one of its core businesses, Internet advertising, the Wall Street Journal said, citing sources familiar with the matter. Amazon is developing its own program to target ads using the information it gathers about the preferences of its customers. Google is for now the uncontested top dog in online publicity, with around a 31.45 percent share of the global market this year, according to figures from research firm eMarketer. The company earns around $50 billion a year from its advertising business, compared to the just $1 billion Amazon is expected to earn this year, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday.


Rugby League - 12 players accept doping ban: NRL

Rugby League - 12 players accept doping ban: NRL- Australia's National Rugby League confirmed Saturday that 12 past and present players from the Cronulla Sharks had accepted a 12-month backdated ban for breaches of the game's anti-doping rules.


Bensalem teen found guilty of sexually assaulting 10 girls

Bensalem teen found guilty of sexually assaulting 10 girlsA Bensalem teen could spend more than 80 years in prison after being convicted late Friday in the rapes and sexual assaults of 10 young girls.


Ferguson: "No jobs, no peace, period"

Ferguson: "No jobs, no peace, period"Things were calm in Ferguson Friday but frustrations still linger, especially over lack of economic opportunity


Havana retro-Soviet restaurant a nod to nostalgia

In this Aug 20, 2014 photo, a waitress works during the pre-launch rehearsal at the new restaurant Nazdarovie where the reproduction of Soviet propaganda poster hangs over the bar area in Havana, Cuba. The new retro-Soviet restaurant serves minty mojitos, but they come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant. You can order a minty mojito, but it'll come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum.


Hollywood stars light up TV, reverse is lacking

Matthew McConaughey accepts the Best Actor in a Drama Series award for 'True Detective', during the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, on June 19, 2014Seasoned actors Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Jon Voight, Jeff Daniels and Woody Harrelson are all nominated this year for Emmys after having built much of their careers in film. McConaughey, a favorite to win a lead actor Emmy for his role in HBO crime drama "True Detective," is riding high after winning an Academy Award for last year's "Dallas Buyers Club." Voight, nominated for Showtime's "Ray Donovan," won a best actor Oscar a generation ago, while Harrelson ("True Detective") is a two-time Oscar nominee. Heart-throb George Clooney, who shot from the show "ER" into the Hollywood mega-star firmament, "was the last one who really did it," said Glenn Williamson, a professor at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television.


Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2014, file photo, Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham takes a water break during NCAA college football practice in Norman, Okla. Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play right now. The school announced the decision Friday night, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play immediately.


Nationals' 10-game win streak ends, Giants romp

San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik, center, is congratulated by teammates Pablo Sandoval, left, and Michael Morse after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — As the deficit grew from two to four to eight, even the Washington Nationals — who grew so accustomed to comeback, last-at-bat heroics during their 10-game winning streak — had to admit that their good thing was coming to an end.


College hopeful recieves letter of his dreams

College hopeful recieves letter of his dreamsA teenager with Down syndrome was never told there were things he won't be able to do -- including go to college


Imam receives death threat, says IS recruiting in the country

In this file photo, Calgary skyline is seen on June, 15, 2007A Canadian imam known for his pacifist sermons warned that Islamist militant group IS was actively recruiting in Canada and said one member issued him a death threat. Syed Soharwardy, founder of the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada (ISCC), on Friday called on Canadian and Western authorities to intensify the fight against jihadist movements. Soharwardy added that a Muslim man from Ottawa who was fighting with IS in Mosul in northern Iraq had sent him a death threat on Facebook. "I get death threats from everybody," he said, adding that "just last month I had a death threat posted on a website."


VIDEO: Philly police commissioner takes Ice Bucket Challenge

VIDEO: Philly police commissioner takes Ice Bucket ChallengePhiladelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey made a splash in his debut on Twitter by doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.


Extorting ransoms has become a cash cow for ISIS

Extorting ransoms has become a cash cow for ISISExpert says European governments may be encouraging terrorists by paying for hostages' release, but should the U.S. be more flexible in its no-negotiation policy?


Man who ate pot candy must stand trial in killing

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Richard Kirk, 48. On Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Kirk, who is charged with first-degree murder in the April 14 killing of his 44-year-old wife, Kristine Kirk, in their Denver home. Police officers arrived just after Kristine Kirk was shot in the head, about 15 minutes after she called 911. Police are investigating whether marijuana played a role in the killing. (AP Photo/Denver Police Department, File)DENVER (AP) — A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy.


Kiev, West slam Russian aid convoy to east Ukraine

A local resident holds a Russian national flag as lorries, part of a Russian 'humanitarian convoy', cross the Ukrainian border at the Izvarino customs control checkpoint, on August 22, 2014The West rebuked Russia for sending scores of trucks from a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine's rebel-held Lugansk in a move Kiev decried as an "invasion." The European Union and the United States demanded that Russia immediately withdraw the convoy, amid fears the cargo could shore up pro-Moscow rebels fighting Kiev's forces. Washington warned Russia it could face further sanctions, while the UN Security Council expressed concern the move could lead to an escalation in the four-month conflict.


Police officer brands Ferguson protesters 'rabid dogs'

Demonstrators protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 22, 2014A police officer in Missouri was suspended Friday after he voiced his contempt via Facebook of protesters condemning the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. Some 50 demonstrators returned to the streets of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson at sunset Friday to demand justice for the August 9 death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, whose funeral is set for Monday. The police department in Glendale, another St Louis suburb, said Friday it had suspended one of its officers who expressed contempt for the Ferguson protesters on his Facebook account. Matthew Pappert was the latest police officer from the St Louis area in three days to be suspended for questionable conduct amid the Ferguson protests.


Swimming - Lochte, Phelps vie for individual gold at Pan Pacs

Swimming - Lochte, Phelps vie for individual gold at Pan Pacs- Only a fraction of a second separated long-time rivals Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps in the heats of the 100-metres butterfly at the rainswept Pan Pacific Championships in Australia on Saturday. Lochte was two-hundredths of a second quicker than Phelps from their respective heats as they vie for their first individual gold medal at the Gold Coast meet.


Oregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, investigators leave the scene of a drive-by shooting at Bastendorf Beach, Ore. A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach left a suicide note that said he was mentally ill and planned to "kill a bunch of other people" and then himself. Coos County District Attorney R. Paul Frasier released the notes Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/KCBY, Angelica Carrillo, File)Suspect who fatally shot father, camper in Oregon left behind notes detailing his plans.


Hamas leader: Don't compare us to ISIL
Khaled Meshaal has taken pains to disassociate his organization from James Foley's killers.
Gaza gunmen execute 18 alleged spies; mortar kills Israeli boy

A Palestinian protester runs away from Israeli soldiers during clashes, following a protest against the Israeli military action in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, accelerating a crackdown on suspected informers after Israeli forces tracked down and killed three senior Hamas commanders. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to escalate the fight against Hamas, vowing the group would "pay a heavy price" after a four-year-old Israeli boy was killed by a mortar attack from Gaza, the first Israeli child to die in the six-week conflict. Shortly after his remarks, Palestinian officials said Israel had flattened a house in a Gaza City air strike, wounding at least 40 people. Israel's military spokesman said another ground war was possible if necessary to stop the rocket fire.


173 MH17 crash victims identified

People place flowers under near photographs of MH17 victims on August 17, 2014 during a memorial service in Hilversum, NetherlandsForensic experts have identified 46 additional victims of the downed MH17 flight, bringing to 173 the total number of passengers killed whose identity has been verified, the Dutch justice ministry said Friday. "Among the 46 victims, 26 were of Dutch nationality," the ministry said in a statement. "The relatives of victims have been informed," it said, adding that the nationalities of non-Dutch fatalities would remain private "at the request of these countries' embassies". The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 exploded over insurgent-held east Ukraine on July 17, killing all 298 on board, with the West accusing Russia-backed separatists of shooting it down and Moscow blaming Kiev.


Manziel fined $12K for obscene gesture on Monday Night Football

The Browns rookie quarterback received a $12,000 fine from the NFL for an obscene hand gesture during Monday's 24-23 preseason loss to the Redskins, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Manziel extended his middle finger at the Washington bench following a third-quarter incompletion.


Pakistan's anti-government protests stay peaceful, for now

Pakistani children and female protesters sleep in front of the parliament building, during weeklong protests from the eastern city of Lahore to the gates of parliament calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged voting fraud, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Aug. 22, 2014. They swarmed into the capital in their thousands, protesters calling for the prime minister's resignation and the dissolution of parliament. The week-long protests in the capital and around the parliament building have been loud and boisterous but peaceful. But despite their color, there is the other side to the demonstrations _ the increased demand for food, water and toilets to accommodate the thousands of people who turned out to support cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and popular cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)Anti-government protesters have called for the resignations of two brother leaders.


Ebola: Liberia's president talks containment efforts

WATCH: I interviewed the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, today to discuss the most recent updates on the #Ebola crisis.Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expressed joy today about the recovery of American missionaries Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric. "We want to thank them for the service that they have rendered our country. And I'm glad Dr. Brantly said he's going to come back to Liberia. We just love him," President Sirleaf said. Ebola outbreak: Liberia's president talks containment efforts


Cyberattack at U.S. government contractor affects 25,000 workers

Canada's National Research Council hackedA cyberattack at a company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security compromised data of at least 25,000 government workers, and that number could rise, an agency official said on Friday.


Russia’s ‘direct invasion’: What we know and don't know

Did Russia just invade Ukraine? What we know and don't knowOn Friday, as a Russian "aid convoy" of 280 trucks crossed the Ukrainian border, NATO said that the Russian military was sending Russian-manned artillery units into rebel-held eastern Ukraine, which certainly sounds like a formal military invasion, though NATO and the US have declined to call it that. This comes one week after a separate "incursion" of Russian military forces had crossed into eastern Ukraine, raising surprisingly difficult to answer questions about whether this now constituted a formal war between Russia and Ukraine. Did Russia really invade Ukraine outright?


Reid apologizes for Asian jokes in Vegas

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, after a Democratic caucus meeting. Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week's end. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is apologizing for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon in Las Vegas this week.


'Direct invasion': Russian convoy enters Ukraine

Trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine, drive in the direction of the Ukrainian border near the town of Donetsk, in Russia's Rostov RegionNATO chief: Air, ground forces building; heavy weapons going to separatists.


U.S. cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept, lodges protest

Handout of Chinese SU-27 fighter jet over the East China SeaWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace — the fourth such incident since March.


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