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Reuters News - 3 mins ago

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw revealed he has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in a video that shows him dumping a bucket full of ice water over his head as part of an ALS fundr ...more

AP News - 9 mins ago

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal officials say the discovery of nine immigrants who were locked inside the cargo area of a rental truck at a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona highlights the dangers of human smuggling.Customs and Border Pr ...more

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race. Next up, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has tagged Sullivan as an out ...more

AP News - 15 mins ago

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee squeaked past its GOP rival in fundraising last month, but the Republican National Committee still has a bigger bank account.Both political parties' main committees faced a Wednesday deadline t ...more

Reuters News - 16 mins ago

(Reuters) - An Alabama federal district court judge charged with beating his wife has sought counseling and plans to enter a residential treatment program in the coming days, his attorney said Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, ...more

AP News - 19 mins ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — U.S. Attorney General is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer.Holder was meeting with them Wednesday evening in the U.S. attorney's office in downtown St. Louis. He also pla ...more

AP News - 22 mins ago

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.The two-term Democrat ...more

Reuters News - 39 mins ago

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - SeaWorld Entertainment has ended its appeal of a federal safety agency's citation in connection with the 2010 death of one of its killer whale trainers, the company has told investors. "We ...more

AP News - 39 mins ago

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.During a private meeting with about 50 community leaders at the ...more