Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two teenage boys were arrested Monday after making specific plans to kill three staffers then gun down as many students as possible at their Southern California high school, police said. The boys, who did not yet have weapons but were trying...
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LaRoche homer lifts Nats over DBacks 5-4 in 11

Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez) Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws against the Arizona...
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Cardinals DT Dockett tears ACL, out for season

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett is atended while down in pain during NFL football training camp Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Dockett left the field on a cart. (Photo by Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic) (AP Photo/The...

Police: Body Of Boy, 9, Pulled From Ohio Creek

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 9-year-old boy who apparently drowned has been pulled from a creek in southwest Ohio. Springfield police Sgt. Scott Woodruff says police received the call about a possible drowning in Buck Creek on Monday afternoon. Clark...

Less Shake From Artificial Quakes, Fed Study Says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found. People feeling the ground move from induced quakes —...
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Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

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 Tree’s bid...
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Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

Russian APC moves in a field in about 10 kilometers from the Russia-Ukrainian border control point near the town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Russian APC moves in a field in about 10 kilometers from the...

Tidbit from Rowling: bio on minor Potter character

LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling has posted new details about a minor character from her Harry Potter books on the fan website Pottermore.com. The author has written a short biography of Celestina Warbeck, a glamorous singing sorceress resembling Shirley Bassey and a favorite...
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Government wants to make cars talk to each other

FILE – This May 22, 2012 file photo shows a demonstration of a side mirror warning signal in a Ford Taurus at an automobile testing area in Oxon Hill, Md. The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be...
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Woman who drank chemical-laced tea improving

Attorney Paxton Guymon holds a photograph of Jim and Jan Harding during a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Jan Harding, 67, is in critical condition at a Salt Lake City hospital’s burn unit, unable to talk and fighting for her life, Guymon said....