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Portsmouth, R.I. • A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. Brother Joseph Byron was recently relax...

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  • Police confront North Dakota students ‘armed’ with telescope
    Fargo, N.D. • Two North Dakota State University students got a scare when armed police officers mistook their telescope for a rifle. WDAY-TV reports t...
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  • Air Force close to decisions on standards for elite combat jobs, female integration
    The Air Force is close to deciding how it will alter the physical requirements for its most grueling combat jobs at the same time that it considers ho...
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  • Gov. Bentley’s wife seeks divorce, says marriage is broken
    Montgomery, Ala. • Alabama first lady Dianne Bentley has filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley, saying their 50-year marriage has suffered an “ir...
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  • Her lead is gone, but Clinton backers in N.H. say they aren’t worried
    Machester, N.H.—If there’s any place where Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters should be feeling skittish, it’s here. Her large lead in the polls has ev...
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  • 2 men survive South Fork plane crash
    Idaho Falls, Idaho • Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho say two men survived a plane crash on the South Fork of the Snake River. According to ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Specialist Meric Greenbaum works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower after a sharp two-day surge, as the stock market closes out a wild week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) US stocks edge lower in afternoon trading after wild week
    U.S. stocks edged lower in afternoon trading Friday, at the end of a volatile week for the market. Stocks fell heavily in the first two days of tradin...
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  • Idaho man sentenced to life in prison in killing family of 3
    Boise, Idaho • A 22-year-old Idaho man will spend the rest of his life prison for killing a former Arizona power company executive, his wife and their...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • 4th congressional hearing planned on Colorado mine blowout
    Denver • A fourth congressional hearing is planned on the release of tainted wastewater from a Colorado gold mine that affected three states. The Sena...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cyber-attacks on Overstock.com lead to federal charges
    Salt Lake City • Federal prosecutors have charged an Israeli man they say tried to hack into the servers at Overstock.com, causing an estimated $450,0...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 photo, rescuers remove the body of a migrant after their boat sank off the coast of in Zuwara, Libya. It was not clear how many migrants had drowned. Dozens of boats are launched from lawless Libya each week, with Italy and Greece bearing the brunt of the surge. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa) More than 200 migrants die in Libya, Austria
    Vienna • Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 11:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, photo, a Hindu devotee performs a holy dip in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, in Nasik, India. Water is central to many religions: Christians perform baptisms, Orthodox Jews seek ritual purity in mikvah baths, Muslims wash themselves before prayer. To the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water, which is far from the cleanest you could find, is reverential. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) India’s river waters cleanse spirits at Hindu festival
    Nasik, India • It’s just water. But to the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that wa...
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  • In this July 31, 2015, photo, Goodyear's Spirit of America blimp floats near Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles. The Goodyear Blimp is retiring, but a cigar-shaped craft with its blue-and-gold Goodyear logo emblazoned across the side will still be at sports events, it just won't be technically a blimp. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft
    Los Angeles • The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring. But don’t fret, blimp fans. That big, cigar-shaped thing you’ve seen floating over sports events ...
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  • In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, Ebola survivor Victoria Yillia cradles her newborn son Barnabas at a maternity ward at the Kenema government hospital on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Yillia delivered her child just a few minutes’ walk from the ward where just last year she had hovered between life and death, and nurses and medical staff wore full protective suits and masks for fear of any lingering infection. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy
    Kenema, Sierra Leone • Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia’s life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son. And yet it loomed, even on this, her ...
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  • In this Aug. 7, 2015, photo scientist Oliver Grah measures the velocity of a stream of glacier melt stemming from Sholes Glacier in one of Mount Baker's slopes in Mount Baker, Wash. Glaciers on Mount Baker and other mountains in the North Cascades are thinning and retreating. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes) Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier
    Mount Baker, Wash. • Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade...
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  • FILE - This March 15, 2013 file photo shows Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Vatican says Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who has been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, was found dead in his Vatican room early Friday: the Vatican prosecutor ordered an immediate autopsy. (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz, File) Vatican says ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died
    Vatican City • The Vatican’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, the highest-ranking Holy See official to ever be charged with sexually abusi...
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  • In this image from video, WDBJ TV reporter Nadine Maeser hugs a man outside the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. The colleagues of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, two journalists shot to death on live television returned to the air Thursday with memories, tears and a determination to carry on their dedication to the news.  (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed) On-air shooter threatened to make ‘headlines,’ showed anger
    Roanoke, Va. • On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss’ hand as two police officers w...
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  • FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, Josh Duggar, executive director of FRC Action, speaks in favor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Days after he confessed to cheating on his wife and a pornography addiction, the ex-reality star checked into a long-term treatment center, his parents said Wednesday, Aug.26, 2015, on the family's website. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File) Josh Duggar in rehab after admitting to pornography habit
    New York • Days after he confessed to cheating on his wife and an addiction to pornography, Josh Duggar has entered rehab. The ex-reality star checked...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Can’t we all just get along? Give peace, McWhopper a chance
    “McDonald’s Ignores Burger King’s Plea for World Peace!” Perhaps that was the headline Burger King had secretly hoped for when it proposed Wednesday t...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 10:36 am   |     |   Share
  • McDonald’s, Tyson cut ties with farmer tied to abuse video
    New York • McDonald’s and its supplier Tyson Foods say they’ve cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with a hi...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 10:36 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Miami-based Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, left, asks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a question about his immigration proposal during a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa. Donald Trump is used to controlling his world like the boss he is. But as president, he’d answer to the people. And so far in the rollicking 2016 presidential contest, he’s showing little willingness to dial down his because-I-said-so style.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year
    Washington • The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican c...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 10:24 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this March 23, 2007 file photo, Knut, the polar bear cub, has its first public appearance with his keeper in the Berlin zoo. Scientists in Germany say they have finally figured out what killed Knut the polar bear four years ago. Knut drowned after swelling of his brain caused him to collapse and fall into his enclosure's pool at Berlin Zoo. In an article published Thursday Aug. 27, 2015  by the journal Nature Scientific Reports, researchers say Knut suffered from anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File) What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear’s death solved
    Berlin • Scientists in Germany say they have finally figured out what killed Knut, the polar bear who was a worldwide celebrity. Knut drowned four yea...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 11:02 am   |     |   Share