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Israeli arrest of U.S. teen raises concerns

The family of 16-year old Mohammed Abu Khder, who was kidnapped from east Jerusalem on July 2 and burned to death, stand outside the District Court in Jerusalem, on August 6, 2014U.S. State Department: Israel appears to be targeting kin of murdered Palestinian teen.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:35:47 -0400
4 firefighters injured in ice bucket challenge mishap

A Campbellsville Fire Department truck with the ladder extended remained at the scene where two firefighters were injured during an ice bucket challenge during a fundraiser for ALS on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Campbellsville, Ky. Officials say the ladder got too close to a power line and electricity traveled to the ladder, electrocuting the firefighters. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)Four firefighters were injured two seriously when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:21:24 -0400
Student reportedly suspended for saying 'bless you'

Tennessee teen allegedly disciplined for saying "bless you" in public schoolA high school senior in Tennessee says she was given an in-school suspension for saying "bless you" to classmate who had sneezed.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:38:52 -0400
Bottas confident of exploiting Rosberg, Hamilton Formula One duel

Williams' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas celebrates on the podium at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone on July 6, 2014Valtteri Bottas believes his much-improved Mercedes-powered Williams team have their best opportunity of the season at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix. As Formula One returns from its annual August holiday, four weeks after the Hungarian Grand Prix where Daniel Ricciardo claimed a surprise victory for Red Bull, the two Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will continue their almost private duel for the title. Bottas believes that the power advantage provided by the Mercedes engines, and an efficient aerodynamic package, will enable the Williams cars to be extremely competitive in Belgium and Italy and a threat to both the Mercedes factory team and Red Bull, whose Renault engines this year have been disappointing.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:46 -0400
NY judge scolds Argentina, but no contempt order

Carmine Boccuzzi, center, a lawyer representing Argentina, leaves Federal court after a hearing, in New York, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Argentina will make its next round of scheduled debt payments, the economy minister said as he defends a new plan to pay creditors locally and avoid the jurisdiction of a U.S. court that forced the country into default last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding the South American nation in contempt of court.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:12 -0400
Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:06 -0400
Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters again gathered Thursday evening, walking in laps near the spot where Michael Brown was shot. Some were in organized groups, such as clergy members. More signs reflected calls by protesters to remove the prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, from the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:41:42 -0400
Whipping boys Evian next up for injury-hit PSG in French Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani (C) celebrates after scoring during their Ligue 1 match against Bastia at the Parc des Princes stadium on August 16, 2014Injuries to several key players mean that Paris Saint-Germain's trip to struggling Evian in Ligue 1 on Friday may prove a stiffer test than the reigning champions bargained for. With captain Thiago Silva already out for several weeks with a hamstring injury, PSG saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic go off with a slight muscle tear in his side early in last week's 2-0 home win against SC Bastia. A first Ligue 1 win of the campaign for Laurent Blanc's side was also overshadowed by a fractured vertebra suffered by Gregory Van der Wiel, while midfielder Thiago Motta's nose was fractured following an ugly clash with Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao in the tunnel after the game.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:41:16 -0400
Former AP photo editor Toby Massey dies

Former Washington photo editor Toby Massey, right, and Florida photo editor Phil Sandlin, left, edit photos at Kennedy Space Center during an early Space Shuttle launch as photograher Steve Pyle, rear, coordninates transmissions with New York. Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was 80. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)WASHINGTON (AP) Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He was 80.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:38:49 -0400
Bayern face selection headache for Bundesliga opener

(L-R) Bayern Munich's Philipp Lahm, Xherdan Shaqiri, Jerome Boateng and David Alaba celebrate after Alaba scores during the German cup match against SC Preussen Muenster in western Germany on August 17, 2014Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola faces a selection headache ahead of the defending champions' Bundesliga opener against VfL Wolfsburg on Friday. Defender Jerome Boateng is suspended, while versatile Spanish international Javi Martinez tore his cruciate ligament during last week's German Supercup loss at Borussia Dortmund. Injured midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger, Franck Ribery and Thiago, as well as Brazilian full-back Rafinha, are also set to miss the game at Munich's Allianz Arena.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:36:53 -0400
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