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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.

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

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.

AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

“It’s long past time for the government to revamp its general procedures,” said Hina Shamsi, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union.

Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson 

Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson 

Protesters filled the streets after nightfall Monday, and officers trying to enforce tighter restrictions at times used bullhorns to order them to disperse. Police deployed noisemakers and armored vehicles to push demonstrators back. Officers fired tear gas and flash grenades

No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

No arrest warrant being issued for Texas’ Perry

“This is not the way that we settle differences, political differences in this country,” Perry said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.”

UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

The agency said that all countries unaffected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa need to strengthen their ability to detect and immediately contain new cases without doing anything that unnecessarily interferes with international travel or trade.