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  • California Wildfire destroys 8 homes, 10 buildings

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain has destroyed eight homes and 10 other structures, authorities said, but residents of some 200 homes under evacuation orders were allowed to return home Wednesday evening. The blaze near Lake...

  • Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seemed to be bolstered Wednesday by testimony from prosecution witnesses. Two of the witnesses — a current deputy and a former one — told jurors...

  • Officials: US rescue mission in Syria failed

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group, including slain journalist James Foley, but did not find the hostages, senior Obama administration officials said Wednesday. The...

  • Missouri officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Officials say a police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them. A protester captured the exchange on...

  • Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor — the world's biggest bath toy. A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA. It will remain in the harbor through Sunday. Dutch artist Florentijn...

  • Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards. Crystal will honor Williams as part of the traditional "in memoriam" segment for industry members who died during the past year, Emmy executive...

  • Oklahoma Catholic archbishop files lawsuit against Satanist group related to 'black mass'

    Carla Hinton, NewsOK
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Catholic archbishop has filed a lawsuit against a Satanist group, alleging it stole a sacred and revered item from a Catholic church for use in its “black mass” at the Civic Center Music Hall.  Wednesday, the Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley filed the lawsuit in...

  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next. The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou...

  • Obama: World is 'appalled' by Islamic State killing of journalist

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama says the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's...

  • Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors...

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