- American journalist killed in Syria aware of risks
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved.
- Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death.
- Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave themselves.
- Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.
- Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff
HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a standoff that lasted more than 20 hours.
- In deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges
NEW YORK (AP) — Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.
- Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.
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- States' leading lethal injection expert ends role
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An anesthesiologist said he would no longer act as an expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods, creating another hurdle for corrections departments scrambling to find workable execution systems.
- Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.