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  • 'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/cops-crew-member-wounded-nebraska-shootout-183759951.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/XQ0rCPrUN1A4Jttgddexgw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/6e793bbbac2104215e0f6a7067003c92.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer speaks in front of images from security video and an enlargement of an airsoft pistol used in the robbery of a Wendy&#039;s restaurant on Tuesday, during a news conference at police headquarters in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Bryce Dion, a sound technician with the “Cops” television show who was embedded with Omaha police, was killed on Tuesday during an armed robbery at a Wendy&#039;s fast-food restaurant. The armed robber was shot and died as well. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)" align="left" title="Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer speaks in front of images from security video and an enlargement of an airsoft pistol used in the robbery of a Wendy&#039;s restaurant on Tuesday, during a news conference at police headquarters in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Bryce Dion, a sound technician with the “Cops” television show who was embedded with Omaha police, was killed on Tuesday during an armed robbery at a Wendy&#039;s fast-food restaurant. The armed robber was shot and died as well. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)" border="0" /></a>OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show &quot;Cops&quot; as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Man accused in serial shootings appears in court
    SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — A man accused of going on a five-day rampage of serial shootings in the Los Angeles area has made his first court appearance on charges that could lead to the death penalty.
  • McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/former-va-governor-wraps-trial-testimony-080313242.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/qFx6QuxvTh_PZDVHs.Wh8g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/191709cdaac1fe215d0f6a7067004d24.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, left, and her daughter Cailin Young" align="left" title="Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, left, and her daughter Cailin Young" border="0" /></a>The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents&#039; marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed &quot;a mild obsession&quot; with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the family are at the heart of the McDonnells&#039; corruption trial.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Mom pleads for release of captive U.S. journalist
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/mom-pleads-release-captive-us-journalist-161713989.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Zx0TvShEG5.a.TgzduLWSw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2014-08-20T002052Z_920590152_GM1EA8K0LWK02_RTRMADP_3_SYRIA-CRISIS-BEHEADING.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Still image from undated video of a masked Islamic State militant speaking next to man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location" align="left" title="Still image from undated video of a masked Islamic State militant speaking next to man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location" border="0" /></a>The mother of an American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video message aimed directly at his captors.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/q-westerners-join-fight-syria-202206966.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/f8sj2h9QoWWDLG5Sc5WJ2A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/c5035c5babb402215e0f6a706700bab1.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="This March 23, 2008 photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff&#039;s Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. On Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, a U.S. official said McCain, a U.S. citizen, is believed to have been killed in Syria and was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff&#039;s Office)" align="left" title="This March 23, 2008 photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff&#039;s Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. On Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, a U.S. official said McCain, a U.S. citizen, is believed to have been killed in Syria and was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff&#039;s Office)" border="0" /></a>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting alongside the Islamic State, was part of a growing number of foreign fighters recruited to fight with terror groups.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Shambolic election campaign leaves Indonesia's president-elect much to prove
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/shambolic-election-campaign-leaves-indonesias-president-elect-much-210305634.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/OmDqy_axXlceSVCSk4V3qg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2014-08-27T210812Z_1007000001_LYNXMPEA7Q0ZK_RTROPTP_2_CNEWS-US-INDONESIA-ELECTION-BRINK-INSIGHT.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="File photo of Indonesia&#039;s presidential candidate Joko &quot;Jokowi&quot; Widodo gesturing during an interview with Reuters in Jakarta" align="left" title="File photo of Indonesia&#039;s presidential candidate Joko &quot;Jokowi&quot; Widodo gesturing during an interview with Reuters in Jakarta" border="0" /></a>By Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - When he was nominated in March as a candidate for Indonesia&#039;s presidential election, polls showed Joko &quot;Jokowi&quot; Widodo had a 30-point lead over the man who would become his main challenger, former army general Prabowo Subianto.  But after three months of shambolic and lacklustre campaigning, the wildly popular governor of Jakarta was staring at defeat. &quot;If you continue like this, it&#039;s clear we will lose,&quot; prominent businessman Sofjan Wanandi told Widodo and senior members of his Indonesian Democratic-Party of Struggle (PDI-P) at a crisis meeting on June 16. With election day less than three weeks away, Widodo had just been given a poll showing Prabowo trailed by only 1.8 points. We have to start fighting&#039;,&quot; Widodo told the stunned gathering at a Jakarta hotel according to Wanandi, a key financier of Widodo&#039;s campaign, recalling the drama in a recent interview with Reuters.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • AP NewsAlert
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Defense rests in corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife.
  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-jindal-suing-feds-over-common-core-091244831.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/HBR_vX2edvhX.sYOOoOFxQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/ea1233bba9e2fa215d0f6a70670011c9.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="In this Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana addresses activists from America&#039;s political right at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014 against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)" align="left" title="In this Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana addresses activists from America&#039;s political right at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014 against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)" border="0" /></a>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely presidential campaign.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Rebels seize ground as West claims Russia army is in Ukraine
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/kiev-reports-movement-tanks-heavy-weapons-russia-105057667.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/ScqyDxa3u3FjVawG4Qm4wQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-PAR-Par7959770-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Pro-Russian militant speaks on the phone as he secures the area around a burnt car in downtown Donetsk on August 27, 2014" align="left" title="Pro-Russian militant speaks on the phone as he secures the area around a burnt car in downtown Donetsk on August 27, 2014" border="0" /></a>Rebels in east Ukraine on Wednesday appeared to have seized swathes of territory from retreating government forces, while Western intelligence said Russian army units were operating inside the country. After weeks of government offensives that have seen troops push deep into the last rebel bastions, the tide appears to be turning once again in the four-month conflict, prompting a nervous government in Kiev to call on NATO for help. AFP journalists saw no signs of government troops south of the rebel-held city of Donetsk, with road blocks on the entire 100-kilometre (60-mile) stretch to the Azov Sea manned by pro-Russian rebels. A volunteer commander posted on Facebook that government forces were surrounded in the key transport hub of Ilovaysk and reinforcements were desperately needed.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Police: Man kills wife at hospital; 2nd body found
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/man-kills-wife-wounds-self-jersey-hospital-153350123.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/995HpFV0mDvsTJ7zRr7ViA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/d7ceb44bac0904215e0f6a706700a5a9.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Camden County Prosecutor&#039;s Office Capt. Ron Moten, left, stands with in front of Kennedy Hospital with hospital chief of safety, David Condoluci, as he answers a question about shootings at the facility Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Stratford, N.J. Authorities say Raymond Wychowanec fatally shot his hospitalized wife, Denise, tried to kill himself, and a body was found later at the couple&#039;s home. Authorities are investigating what ties the hospital homicide may have with the death of a person found a short time later in the family&#039;s home in Glendora in southern New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)" align="left" title="Camden County Prosecutor&#039;s Office Capt. Ron Moten, left, stands with in front of Kennedy Hospital with hospital chief of safety, David Condoluci, as he answers a question about shootings at the facility Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Stratford, N.J. Authorities say Raymond Wychowanec fatally shot his hospitalized wife, Denise, tried to kill himself, and a body was found later at the couple&#039;s home. Authorities are investigating what ties the hospital homicide may have with the death of a person found a short time later in the family&#039;s home in Glendora in southern New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)" border="0" /></a>STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man shot and killed his hospitalized wife, then tried to kill himself Wednesday, prompting investigators to search the couple&#039;s home where they found another person mortally wounded, authorities said.</p><br clear="all"/>

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