Mistaken US bombing blamed on miscommunication

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military investigators have concluded that a “friendly fire” incident in Afghanistan that killed one Afghan and five U.S. soldiers in June was caused by a series of avoidable miscommunications among air and ground forces. A Central Command...
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Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

A McDonald’s worker is detained by police during a protest to push fast-food chains to pay their employees at least $15 an hour, outside a McDonald’s restaurant Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. The protest movement, which is backed financially by the Service...
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Employee error blamed in Reno museum flash fire

Firefighters confer out side the Nevada Disvory Museum in Reno, Nev., Wednesday Sept. 3, 2014. A minor explosion during a science experiment at the museum burned several children and forced the evacuation of the museum.. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner). Firefighters confer out side the...
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Ruling against BP could mean $18 billion in fines

FILE – In this Wednesday, April 21, 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana’s tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. An April 20, 2010...
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More violence at troubled Nashville juvenile jail

Teenagers spray a fire extinguisher at the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville, Tenn., early Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. More than two dozen teens created a large disturbance Wednesday night in the yard of a detention center with a long history of violence, escape...
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Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, is mobbed by media as he gets into a car with his son, Bobby, right, after he and his wife, former first lady Maureen McDonnell, were convicted on multiple counts of corruption at Federal Court in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014....
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McIlroy shares lead at BMW Championship

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the 10th hole during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off...

New York newspaper sacks Washington nickname

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation’s largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name Redskins when writing about Washington’s NFL team. The Daily News of New York said Thursday in a lead editorial titled “Sack the Name” that the reference will...

Steve Moore glad to be done with legal ordeal

TORONTO (AP) — Steve Moore says the 10 years since his NHL career ended with an on-ice attack have been “long and trying,” but he is glad to be done with the legal ordeal. Moore’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks...
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Rivera: Newton a game-time decision for Bucs

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) walks around the edge of the field during warmup before the NFL preseason football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1)...