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  • US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    WASHINGTON — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist. Separately, Foley's family...

  • Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson's leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police. According to a...

  • Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen's death; tear gas used during protest

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban St. Louis. The "extraordinary circumstances" surrounding the death of...

  • Colorado gains 4 rigs seeking oil, gas

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose five this week to 1,913. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,589 rigs were exploring for oil and 321 for gas. Three were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,791 active rigs....

  • Larimer deputy resigns after excessive-force claim

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Larimer County jail deputy has resigned after he was charged with official oppression for allegedly using excessive force against an inmate. The sheriff's department says Simon Suarez resigned Friday after he was issued a summons. Official oppression is a misdemeanor. No phone listing could be found for Suarez....

  • 49ers' Kaepernick won't play much against Broncos

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn't likely to play more than a series or two when San Francisco plays its first preseason game at newly finished Levi's Stadium. Kaepernick completed his only pass and led San Francisco to a field goal in his only series of work in last week's 23-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens....

  • VIDEO: Ferguson police allege teen robbed store, identify officer

    Video is surveillance footage that allegedly shows Michael Brown participating in a robbery at a convenience store. This footage is courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.   FERGUSON, Mo. — Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been...

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