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MTV Video Music Awards to open with a ‘Bang’

August 20, 2014 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

This combo made from file photos shows, from left, Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj. The trio will kick off Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards with their new song “Bang Bang.” (Photos by Omar Vega/Evan Agostini/John Shearer/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — The MTV Video Music Awards will open with a “Bang.” Ariana Grande,...

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Body of Marine’s missing wife found in mine shaft

August 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo released by the San Bernardino County, Calif., Sheriff’s Department shows Christopher Brandon Lee after an arrest in another investigation. The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned...

Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

August 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

A tactical trucks moves down the street through tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer have entered their second week. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)...

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

August 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, Obama met with top advisers at the White House to review developments in Iraq and in...

Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

August 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, July 29, 2014 photo, customers enter a Family Dollar store on Plaza Boulevard, in Kinston, N.C. There’s now a bidding war for Family Dollar, with Dollar General offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar...

Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

August 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2011 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and former President Bill Clinton, listen to speakers in Washington. The Clintons will headline the annual steak fry on Sept. 14, 2014, for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin...

Groups claim insurance discrimination in new forms

August 18, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Aug. 11, 2014, photo, Charis Hill, who has a rare form of arthritis that affects the spine, poses in Capitol Park in Sacramento, Calif. Hill has health insurance under one of the new plans offered through the health care law, could not afford the...

Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

August 18, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, protesters march down the middle of a street in front of a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo. that was looted and burned following the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a...

Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq’s largest dam

August 18, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

A Kurdish peshmerga fighter patrols near the Mosul Dam at the town of Chamibarakat outside Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Kurdish forces took over parts of the largest dam in Iraq on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State...

Texas Gov. Perry defends veto that led to charges

August 18, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2008 New Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg speaks during an interview in her Austin, Texas, office. A Travis County grand jury on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry for carrying out a threat to...