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    CEO: Kidnappers threatened Foley's life last week

    08/20/2014 07:18 PM CDT
    BOSTON (AP) — The chief executive officer of a Boston-based news organization says James Foley's kidnappers last week threatened to kill him in response to U. 
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    Casino workers turn to prayer to save their jobs
    08/20/2014 07:11 PM CDT - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — They've turned to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and union reps to try to save their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close soon. Full Story

    Panel OKs state librarian despite initial concerns
    08/20/2014 07:11 PM CDT - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The son of a former California Supreme Court justice won approval Wednesday from a state Senate panel as the new state librarian after initial concerns that he had never worked in the field and had no formal training as a librarian when he was nominated. Full Story

    FBI chief calls Islamic terror group 'savages'
    08/20/2014 06:48 PM CDT - DENVER (AP) — FBI Director James Comey says Islamic State extremists who executed journalist James Foley are "savages" and that the agency is helping investigate the killing. Full Story

    UN Council members reject NKorea meeting request
    08/20/2014 06:48 PM CDT - UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Security Council members are rejecting North Korea's request for a meeting to protest joint U. Full Story

    Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended
    08/20/2014 06:05 PM CDT - FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them, police said Wednesday. Full Story

    Immigrants found in back of locked rental truck
    08/20/2014 05:45 PM CDT - 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. Full Story

    AG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents
    08/20/2014 05:57 PM CDT - ST. LOUIS (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer. Full Story

    US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed
    08/20/2014 06:37 PM CDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday. Full Story

    CHP says officer may face serious beating charges
    08/20/2014 05:23 PM CDT - LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped repeatedly striking a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway could face serious charges, the agency said Wednesday after forwarding its investigation to the district attorney. Full Story

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    Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor — the world's biggest bath toy. Full Story
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    Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A photographer sued Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards Wednesday for assault and infliction of emotional distress over an altercation on Hawaiian beach late last year. Full Story
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    Nicki Minaj to open VMAs -- but not alone

    Ariana Grande and Jessie J will join Minaj in performing 'Bang Bang' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Kim Kardashian named a presenter.