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In Year Since Searing Death, Ferguson Sees Uneven Recovery

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 7 min ago
The mostly black community where Michael Brown was killed is divided between those who think change is real, and those who see it as merely superficial.









Younger Muslim Brotherhood Members in Egypt Bridle at Nonviolent Stance

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 7 min ago
The group faces a widening generational split at a time when its discipline is fraying and many young members blame their elders for bungling the Arab Spring revolt.









China detains 'cross row' Christians

BBC World News - 2 hours 8 min ago
China detains seven Christians for embezzlement, but their lawyer says they are being punished for protesting against their church cross being removed.
Categories: BBC World News

Court appearance for Memphis police shooting suspect

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 9 min ago

This undated photo released by the Memphis Police Department shows Tremaine Wilbourn. The ex-con accused of killing Memphis, Tenn., Police Officer Sean Bolton, turned himself into federal authorities Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, after a two-day manhunt. (Memphis Police Department via AP)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-convict charged with fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal on a Memphis street has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, the same day a memorial service is set for the slain officer.


Wing Part May Shed Light on the Last Moments of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 22 min ago
Scientists will try to prove that the part, known as a flaperon, came from the missing jet, and they hope to unlock clues about the flight’s disappearance.









Authorities hunt for man who fired near troops at base

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 31 min ago
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are on the lookout for a man who fired gunshots from a pickup near two troops standing guard at a military facility in southern Mississippi.

Experts to examine 'MH370 wing part'

BBC World News - 2 hours 31 min ago
Experts are due to examine part of a wing that washed up on the island of Reunion last week and is thought to have belonged to missing flight MH370.
Categories: BBC World News

Flash flood derails India trains

BBC World News - 2 hours 35 min ago
At least 24 people are killed as a flash flood derails two trains on a bridge in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Two elite U.S. airmen die after parachute training accident

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 40 min ago
Its cause has not been determined and an ongoing investigation could take up to a year to complete, the Air Force said in a statement. It identified the men as Sergeant Timothy Officer, 32, and Sergeant Marty Bettelyoun, 35. Both had served several tours of duty abroad and were part of a special tactics unit in the Air Force's special operations division.

Victim advocates decry Milwaukee archdiocese settlement plan

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 44 min ago

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2011 file photo shows Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki at a news conference in St. Francis, Wis. Listecki said Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 the Milwaukee archdiocese has agreed to a $21 million settlement with victims of clergy abuse. The proposed settlement sets the stage for the archdiocese to close a bankruptcy proceeding that was filed in January 2011. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a "rebirth."


Brosnan had knife in hand luggage

BBC World News - 2 hours 56 min ago
Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is stopped by US airport security for carrying a knife in his hand luggage.
Categories: BBC World News

SocGen to bolster financial reserves

BBC World News - 3 hours 2 min ago
French bank Societe Generale says it will boost its financial safety net as it reports earnings which beat analysts' forecasts.
Categories: BBC World News

Crews report some progress against huge California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 17 min ago

A firefighter lights a backfire as the Rocky Fire burns near Clearlake, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. The fire has charred more than 60,000 acres and destroyed at least 24 residences. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are reporting some progress against a Northern California wildfire that has charred more than 100 square miles of terrain, destroying buildings, threatening many others and sending thousands of residents fleeing.


Global economic growth 'to slow'

BBC World News - 3 hours 33 min ago
The NIESR think tank predicts global economic growth will slow this year to the lowest rate since the financial crisis.
Categories: BBC World News

Hauliers owe £4m in migrant fines

BBC World News - 3 hours 38 min ago
Haulage firms and lorry drivers are fined more than £4m due to migrants found on their vehicles - with the number of fines up 50% on last year.
Categories: BBC World News

How the AP-NORC poll on race and police was conducted

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 44 min ago
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on race relations and policing was conducted by NORC July 17-19. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,223 adults, including 311 black adults, who are members of NORC's nationally representative AmeriSpeak panel.

Relatives of Colorado theater shooting victims to testify

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 45 min ago

Tom Sullivan, front, who lost his son in the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., heads to court to hear the reading in penalty phase 2 in the trial of James Holmes Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Jurors declined to rule out death for Holmes as they moved toward sentencing the Colorado theater shooter.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Mary Theresa Hoover moved out of the home where her son grew up because it was too hard to live there without him. Sandy Phillips and her husband no longer celebrate Thanksgiving because it falls so near her daughter's Nov. 27 birthday.


AP-NORC Poll: Things to know on views of race and police

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 47 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has found a vast gulf between black and white Americans in how they view police officers. Things to know about Americans' opinions and experiences with policing:

Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 48 min ago

FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo, Milwaukee, Wis. County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A majority of blacks in the U.S., more than three out of five, say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of blacks in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why.


Remote, rugged area strains California manhunt after attacks

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 52 min ago

This undated composite sketch provided by the Kern County Sheriff's Office shows the suspect involved in the wounding of police officers in the Kelso Valley, Calif., area on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Authorities on Monday, Aug. 3, searched an area east of Bakersfield, Calif., as part of a six-day manhunt involving the wounding of the deputies. (Kern County Sheriff's Office via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Searchers are dealing with difficult high-desert terrain — tough to scan and even tougher to traverse — in a manhunt following a series of crimes that includes a kidnapping, a killing, and the wounding of two sheriff's deputies.