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Study's mice swap memories' moods

posted: 08/29/2014 3:18 a.m. Discuss

For every memory, there's more than just a place, time and event. There's also an emotional context. But what if the feelings of fear associated with a traumatic event could be exchanged for happy ones?

Girl-with-Uzi death highlights gun tourism

posted: 08/29/2014 3:17 a.m. Comment 1

The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.

Governor speaks against polygamy

posted: 08/29/2014 3:10 a.m. Comments 7

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah should appeal a court ruling that favors the family on the TV show Sister Wives and strikes down key parts of a law criminalizing polygamy, the state’s governor said Thursday.

Near dozen from U.S. said on Islamic State side

posted: 08/29/2014 3:06 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies said they have identified nearly a dozen Americans who have traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State extremist group.

Texas school funding ruled unfair

posted: 08/29/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

AUSTIN, Texas -- A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional again Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among school districts in wealthy and poor areas.

Agent: McDonnells' nights as pair ample

posted: 08/29/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

RICHMOND, Va. -- An FBI agent testified Thursday that former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife spent many nights together in the Governor's Mansion, in a final effort by the prosecution to undercut the defense argument that the couple's failing marriage made a conspiracy implausible.

Ferguson, county police 'out of control,' say 5 in federal suit

posted: 08/29/2014 2:55 a.m. Discuss

ST. LOUIS -- A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders during attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Names and faces

posted: 08/29/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple said. Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at Provence's Chateau Miraval.

The nation in brief

posted: 08/29/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Report: Drugs fatal in difficult execution

In the news

posted: 08/29/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

• Pope Francis removed Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, a key protege of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, from the Vatican's liturgy office, which under Benedict had taken on a more traditional bent, and sent him back to his native Spain.

Noteworthy Deaths: Filmmaker, '60s co-host of Black Journal

posted: 08/29/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died at age 87.

U.N.: Syrian civilians target of war crimes

posted: 08/28/2014 5:04 a.m. Discuss

The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group fighting it has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces, an independent United Nations commission said Wednesday.

Can't talk yet of Syria captivity, journalist says

posted: 08/28/2014 4:44 a.m. Discuss

A U.S. journalist spoke publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group, saying Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and bighearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release.

U.S. looking at aid mission to Iraq Turkmens

posted: 08/28/2014 4:41 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama's administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmens in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

Defense rests in trial of ex-governor, wife

posted: 08/28/2014 4:40 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife wrapped up their case in the couple's corruption trial Wednesday by focusing on the idea that the marriage was so chilly that the couple could not have conspired together.

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