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Woman shoots grandson; thought he was an intruder

“It’s a big tragedy,” he said. “They’re a really good family.”

Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

“Three or four days’ worth of surveillance on the Internet indicated that they had a very real threat,” he said.

Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

Residents of the house gazed out of an open window as floodwaters raged around the home in New River and a rescue helicopter hovered overhead.

Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit

Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit

“There are still a lot of challenges and difficulties ahead of us,” he said in a live briefing aired on state TV.

Palestinians: Child killed in airstrike

Palestinians: Child killed in airstrike

Palestinian medical official Ashraf al-Kidra said a total of 21 people were wounded in an airstrike that hit a building that houses offices of Hamas’ Al Aqsa TV station.

Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola 

Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola 

In central Monrovia there were few cars or people about as nervous residents stayed inside after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ordered West Point sealed off and imposed a nighttime curfew, saying that authorities have not been able to curtail the spread of Ebola in the face of defiance of their recommendations.

Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued 

Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued 

The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. And tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail 

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail 

The fighting resumed late Tuesday when Gaza militants fired rockets at Israeli cities just hours before a temporary cease-fire was set to expire, prompting Israel to withdraw its delegation from Cairo and launch retaliatory airstrikes. Since then, at least 18 Palestinians have been killed and more than 120 wounded, Gaza Health Ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra said

After beheading, another US hostage at risk by Islamic State 

After beheading, another US hostage at risk by Islamic State 

The White House must now weigh the risks of adopting an aggressive policy to destroy the Islamic State against resisting any action that could result in the death of another American

Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting

Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting

“We plan to learn from this tragedy, as we further provide for the safety of our residents and businesses and progress our community through reconciliation and healing,” the leaders said in the statement Tuesday.