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Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement
ST. LOUIS (AP) EDITOR'S NOTE A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown's death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement.Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:27:04 -0400
AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless package
Northern California wildfire doubles in size, displaces thousands
By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A wildfire raging through the foothills and canyons of northern California's coastal mountains more than doubled in size as it roared into its fifth day on Sunday, leaving two dozen homes in charred ruins and displacing thousands of residents. The blaze, which has scorched about 54,000 acres (21,853 hectares) east of Lower Lake, a town about 110 miles (180 km) north of San Francisco, was the fiercest of 20 large fires being battled by 9,000 firefighters across the state, officials said. "This is a very fast-moving wildfire," said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, or Cal Fire.
Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes
Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes
Close aide to VP's late son joins Joe Biden 2016 super PAC
WASHINGTON (AP) A top political aide to Vice President Joe Biden's late son joined the super PAC working to recruit the elder Biden to run for president on Sunday, lending the group newfound credibility in the midst of fresh signs the vice president's aides are taking a close look at a 2016 campaign.
Explosions shock congregants at 2 New Mexico churches
Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can't leave
Republicans begin pivotal debate week with New Hampshire forum
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidates will test their messages in New Hampshire on Monday, with the exception of Donald Trump, in a pivotal week on the 2016 campaign trail that will be dominated by their first head-to-head debate on Thursday. Fourteen of the 17 candidates are to face off in Manchester, N.H., for the Voters Issues Forum, a two-hour event at Saint Anselm College in which each candidate will be asked questions by a moderator based on a random draw. Most of the leaders in the Republican field are to participate, including Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio, but not poll leader Trump, who declared he would not attend in outrage over an editorial published by the Union Leader, the Manchester newspaper that is one of the sponsors of the event.
Cowboys' Bryant has prolonged incident with teammate at camp
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver.Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:58:16 -0400
Nigerian army says has freed nearly 180 Boko Haram hostages
The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram including more than 100 children, it said late Sunday, following a series of deadly attacks by the jihadists in the country's restive northeast. "During the offensive operations, 178 people held captives by the terrorists were rescued, they include 101 children, 67 women and 10 men respectively," military spokesman Colonel Tukur Gusau said in a statement. The dramatic rescue, which the army said also led to the capture of a Boko Haram commander, took place near Aulari about 70 kilometres (40 miles) south of Maiduguri, the biggest town in northeast Nigeria, the spokesman said.
Britain and France urge EU-wide action on Calais migrant crisis
By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and France on Sunday urged other European Union states to help them tackle the growing crisis in northern France caused by thousands of migrants seeking to make illegal and dangerous crossings into England. The French port of Calais has become a focal point for the huge influx of migrants entering Europe to escape poverty and violence in the Middle East and Africa. Nightly attempts by large groups of the estimated 5,000 migrants in Calais to force their way through the rail tunnel linking France and Britain have provoked public anger and severely disrupted the flow of goods between the two countries.
Closing ceremonies held for Los Angeles Special Olympics
LOS ANGELES (AP) Thousands of athletes said goodbye to Los Angeles on Sunday in an emotional closing ceremony for the Special Olympics marked by cheers, tears and pride.Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:25:40 -0400
Police ID suspect in killing of officer; manhunt underway
Mets hit 3 homers in 5 pitches to sweep Nationals, 5-2