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Deputy fatally shot from behind in Houston

posted: 08/29/2015 7:08 a.m. Comments 8

A sheriff's deputy in uniform was fatally shot multiple times from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, and a manhunt for the suspect continued this morning, according to authorities.

In the news

posted: 08/29/2015 5:35 a.m. Discuss

Victoria Yillia, 20, believed to be the first person to survive Ebola in Sierra Leone, where she lost 21 members of her family to the disease, gave birth to a healthy son just a few minutes’ walk from the ward where last year she nearly died.

Names and faces

posted: 08/29/2015 5:28 a.m. Discuss

The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland has put aside her nervousness and is finding her feet on Broadway.

Teen gets 11 years for assisting ISIS

posted: 08/29/2015 5:23 a.m. Discuss

A northern Virginia teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants and for providing other aid to the group.

Bush marks decade since Katrina

posted: 08/29/2015 5:22 a.m. Discuss

Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday, where he was vilified for his administration's lackluster response to Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago.

Judges: High court plaza's protest ban legal

posted: 08/29/2015 5:21 a.m. Discuss

Protesters do not have a First Amendment right to congregate on the grand marble plaza in front of the Supreme Court, only on the sidewalk in front of it, a unanimous federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.

Obama likens tension with Israel to family feud

posted: 08/29/2015 5:19 a.m. Comment 1

President Barack Obama on Friday compared tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and said he expects quick improvements in ties between the longtime allies once the accord is implemented.

The nation in brief: Clerk's case reaches Supreme Court

posted: 08/29/2015 5:16 a.m. Discuss

A Kentucky county clerk is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for permission to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples two months after the court legalized gay marriage nationwide.

Governor visits slaying victims' TV colleagues

posted: 08/29/2015 5:12 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Terry McAuliffe met privately Friday with grieving station employees at WDBJ-TV to share his condolences days after a reporter and a cameraman were shot to death by a former colleague on live television.

Surviving panda of newborns a male

posted: 08/29/2015 5:09 a.m. Discuss

The National Zoo has announced that the most recent, surviving offspring of its panda parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, is male.

Storm Erika ebbs but leaves 20 dead on island

posted: 08/29/2015 5:02 a.m. Discuss

Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it caused a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people and left another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

As markets slump, China in cross hairs of GOP candidates

posted: 08/29/2015 5:01 a.m. Comment 1

Spurred by the stock market's wild ride this week, Republican presidential candidates lashed out at China, the world's most populous nation.

N.M. secretary of state charged in cash misuse

posted: 08/29/2015 5:01 a.m. Discuss

New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations.

Court tosses order halting NSA's data collection

posted: 08/29/2015 5 a.m. Discuss

A challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone-call data was dealt a setback Friday when a U.S. appeals court said a trial judge shouldn't have moved to block the program, which he called "almost Orwellian."

Teen acquitted in prep school rape case

posted: 08/29/2015 5 a.m. Discuss

A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

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