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Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb following shooting

Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

AP video journalist, translator killed in Gaza

An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator were killed Wednesday when ordnance left over from the Israeli-Hamas war exploded as they were reporting on the conflict’s aftermath.

Landslide derails train in Swiss Alps, 11 hurt

Three train cars derailed and 11 people were injured Wednesday after a Swiss mountain train ran into a landslide in the Alps. One carriage slid off the tracks onto a steep slope and was halted by trees.

Storm dumps 13 inches of rain on Long Island

A storm dumped an entire summer’s worth of rain on parts of Long Island, stranding drivers in roads flooded with door-handle-high water on Wednesday.

O.J. Simpson civil judgment to be auctioned online

After waiting 17 years for O.J. Simpson to pay a $9 million wrongful death judgment, Ronald Goldman’s mother is selling her right to the cash online.

Police withholding officer’s name after fatally shooting teen

Police said death threats prompted them to withhold the name of the officer, who was placed on administrative leave after fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, where the incident has stoked racial tension, rallies and a night of looting.

Law students sue over software failure for bar exam

In late July, thousands of law students were surprised to find that they couldn’t upload their answers to the bar exam while using the software they purchased from Florida-based ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. Now they are suing.

Maliki warns Iraq army to stay out of political crisis

Iraq’s incumbent prime minister ordered the security forces on Tuesday not to intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister.

Kingman man sentenced for fatal DUI crash

A judge on Monday sentenced a Kingman man to 28 years in prison for a 2013 DUI crash that killed one teenager and injured another.

Rare panda triplets born in China

China announced Tuesday the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country’s artificial breeding program.

Witnesses say shooting victim was ‘giving up’ when shot

A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached with his weapon drawn and fired repeatedly, according to two men who said they witnessed the shooting that sparked two nights of unrest in suburban St. Louis.