2014 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ winners unveiled

CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation...
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Abdullah’s TD lets Nebraska shake McNeese State

McNeese State quarterback Tyler Bolfing (8) throws in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) McNeese State quarterback Tyler Bolfing (8) throws in the first half of an NCAA college...
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French ex-hostage identifies captor in Syria

FILE – In this Sunday April 20, 2014 file photo, released French hostage Nicolas Henin arrives at the Villacoublay military airbase, outside Paris. A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria says one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of...
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Mystery shrouds U.S. couple’s crash off Jamaica

Jamaican Marine Police return to the Port Antonio Marina after a fruitless search for a plane that crashed into the ocean near Port Antonio, Jamaica, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. A small plane flew down the Atlantic Coast and beyond Friday before finally crashing in the waters off...
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Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area home

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 file photo, Simone Battle of the band G.R.L. at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood, Calif., home Friday morning, Sept. 5, 2014. Battle gained notoriety through performances on the...
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Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense

A destroyed Ukrainian army tank is seen near the village of Lebedynske, on the highway joining Mariupol and Novoazovsk, Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. After four months of war, eastern Ukraine begins the first full day of an uncertain cease-fire. The truce agreement calls for...

Honda recalls 126,000 motorcycles for a 2nd time

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 126,000 motorcycles for a second time because their brakes can malfunction. The recall covers Honda’s GL-1800 motorcycles for model years 2001-2010 and 2012. A problem with the secondary brake master cylinder can cause the rear brake to drag,...