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24 rescued from stuck roller coaster

24 rescued from stuck roller coaster

August 11th, 2014 8:30 am by Associated Press

A Six Flags America spokesman said in a statement that it is not yet clear what caused the ride to stop but that it has a computerized safety system that "performed as it is designed to."

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Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

August 11th, 2014 8:24 am by JOHN WAWROW and DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writers

Kevin Ward Jr. was standing to the right of Stewart's familiar No. 14 car, which seemed to fishtail from the rear and hit him. Authorities questioned the 43-year-old Stewart once on Saturday night and went to Watkins Glen to talk to him again Sunday.

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From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast

From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast

August 10th, 2014 7:30 pm by RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer

But after years of culture wars, and amid recent gains for gay rights, the politics of religious liberty has been transformed. Now exemptions are being sought by the largest faith groups in the country

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Work on eroded Chimney Tops Trail nearly complete

Work on eroded Chimney Tops Trail nearly complete

August 10th, 2014 7:16 pm by MORGAN SIMMONS, Knoxville News Sentinel

GATLINBURG — While some crew members pounded rock into gravel with sledgehammers, others used pry bars to skid granite boulders into place.

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California debates 'yes means yes' sex assault law

California debates 'yes means yes' sex assault law

August 10th, 2014 5:04 pm by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no.

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Police: Black teen shot to death in Missouri was unarmed

Police: Black teen shot to death in Missouri was unarmed

August 10th, 2014 2:14 pm by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

An unarmed 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by police in suburban St. Louis after an altercation that involved two people and an officer, authorities said Sunday while hundreds of protesters demanded answers outside.

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White students to no longer be majority at school

White students to no longer be majority at school

August 9th, 2014 2:17 pm by KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press; JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children.

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Baby found abandoned next to trash in Memphis

Baby found abandoned next to trash in Memphis

August 9th, 2014 12:49 pm by Associated Press

Police say the baby appears less than a week old and had no apparent injuries but was taken to LeBonheur Children's Hospital. The Tennessee Department of Children Services will determine placement.

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As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

August 9th, 2014 12:48 pm by JESSE WASHINGTON, AP National Writer

In interviews across the country, from the 9/11 memorial in New York to the Iowa State Fair and an Arizona war monument, Americans voiced conflicted feelings as airstrikes began Friday

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Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

August 8th, 2014 9:00 pm by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture already has predicted a record soybean crop of 3.8 billion bushels. And the corn crop, it said in July, would be large but not bigger than last year's record of 13.9 billion bushels.

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