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Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

Facebook Find: Should a 9-Year-Old Handle an Uzi?PHOENIX (AP) An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:33:31 -0400
Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dead at 63

This undated photo provided by Sally J. Irwin shows Jimi Jamison in Chicago. Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," has died. He was 63. (AP Photo/Sally J. Irwin)NEW YORK (AP) Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," has died. He was 63.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:33:21 -0400
Tom Watson fills out his Ryder Cup team

NEW YORK (AP) Keegan Bradley hasn't stopped thinking about playing in another Ryder Cup. U.S. captain Tom Watson gave him that chance Tuesday night.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:30:45 -0400
Following his own rules, Monfils into US Open QFs

Gael Monfils, of France, reacts after a shot against Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)NEW YORK (AP) Gael Monfils follows his own rules.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:26:07 -0400
'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall

This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Brad Pitt, right, and Xavier Samuel in a scene from "Fury." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Giles Keyte)NEW YORK (AP) Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through "generals."

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:24:18 -0400
30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on the run.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:21:46 -0400
Wealthy countries must send medical teams to halt Ebola: Medecins Sans Frontieres

The worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus will not be halted unless wealthy nations dispatch specialized biological disaster response teams to West Africa to stop its spread, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday. "Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it," MSF President Joanne Liu said in a speech to United Nations member states. She said aid charities and West African governments did not have the capacity to stem the outbreak and needed intervention by foreign states. The organization is known in the United States as Doctors Without Borders.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:21:06 -0400
West Africa struggles to contain Ebola as warnings and deaths mount

A man washes his hands at a tap outside the Green Pharmacy at Area 8 in AbujaDoctors in Liberia were out on strike on Tuesday as they struggled to cope with the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, while the United Nations warned the spread of the disease in West Africa was causing food shortages in one of the world's poorest regions. Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said 800 more beds for Ebola patients were urgently needed in the Liberian capital Monrovia alone, while in Sierra Leone highly infectious bodies were rotting in the streets. MSF called for rich nations to send military medical teams to support buckling healthcare systems in West Africa.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:21:06 -0400
US box office slumps to worst summer in years

Popcorn at a concession stand on September 28, 2013 in Neligh, NebraskaHollywood suffered its worst summer for years at the box office, as filmgoers apparently grew tired of blockbuster sequels and epic computer-generated fight scenes, experts said Tuesday. Between the first weekend of May and the last of August -- Labor Day weekend, which traditionally marks the end of the summer filmgoing season -- US films made some $4.05 billion, about 15 percent down on last year's box office. Corrected for inflation, it is the worst summer box office showing since 1997, according to Rentrak. Offbeat sci-fi flick "Guardians of the Galaxy" topped the box office on its fifth week in theaters, and became the biggest grossing film of the year.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:20:47 -0400
Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal trial opens Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, that will decide the fate of one of the nations most stringent voter ID laws. A judge will hear arguments on whether the law safeguards ballot integrity or discriminates against minorities by imposing a mandate that suppresses turnout. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:14:08 -0400
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