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Roads, Homes Damaged by Washington Mudslides - ABC News
WEARRoads, Homes Damaged by Washington MudslidesABC NewsA north-central Washington area hit hard by recent wildfires was battered by thunderstorms that caused flash flooding and mudslides, damaging roadways and homes and stranding some motorists, authorities said. By late Thursday night, the rain...[read more]

National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson - Chron.com
ReutersNational Guard to withdraw from a quieter FergusonChron.comProtesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters again gathered Thursday evening, walking in laps near the spot where Michael Brown was shot. Some were in organized groups, such as clergy members. More signs re...[read more]

Police: Off-duty Dallas officer shoots gunman - SFGate
USA TODAYPolice: Off-duty Dallas officer shoots gunmanSFGateDALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say an off-duty officer shot an armed man outside of a Montessori open house after the man critically wounded a woman. Deputy Chief Gil Garza says the officer was out of uniform and headed to a family function...[read more]

Alaska serial killer dies, decades after murders - seattlepi.com
Alaska serial killer dies, decades after murdersseattlepi.comANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who gained the nickname of "the Butcher Baker" for abducting and hunting down women in the wilderness during the state's oil pipeline construction boom in the 1970s,...[read more]

Woman Who Drank Lye-Tainted Tea Suffers Nightmares - ABC News
SFGateWoman Who Drank Lye-Tainted Tea Suffers NightmaresABC NewsA woman who was in critical condition after unknowingly sipping sweetened iced tea laced with a chemical found in drain cleaner has been steadily improving, but her husband says she's having nightmares about the moment that nearly ki...[read more]

Jeffords' death brings life full circle - Barre Montpelier Times Argus
SFGateJeffords' death brings life full circleBarre Montpelier Times ArgusJames Jeffords called it his “first vivid memory.” It was just before Christmas 1939. Jeffords, then 5, stood by the fireplace of his family's Rutland home and hung his stocking for a newspaper photographer. Smile, the man s...[read more]

Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida Gay Marriage Ban - NorthEscambia.com
CNNFederal Judge Strikes Down Florida Gay Marriage BanNorthEscambia.comWhen Democratic political operative Christian Ulvert started his career nearly a decade ago, he was in the closet. Since then, Ulvert — now the Florida Democratic Party's political director — has come out in the open about his...[read more]

Slain journalist's employer publishes email to family from Islamic State - Reuters
ReutersSlain journalist's employer publishes email to family from Islamic StateReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The online news publication that employed slain U.S. journalist James Foley has published the full text of the email to his family from his Islamist militant captors in which they said the...[read more]

Police: Couple planned to turn 2 Amish girls into slaves, but released them out of ... - Fox News
Fox NewsPolice: Couple planned to turn 2 Amish girls into slaves, but released them out of ...Fox NewsLawrence County sheriff's deputies escort Nicole Vaisey to her preliminary hearing Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at town court in Fowler, N.Y. Vaisey and her boyfriend are accused of abducting and sex...[read more]

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty - news9.com KWTV
USA TODAYCalifornia to appeal ruling tossing death penaltynews9.com KWTVBy PAUL ELIAS Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional. The announcement by Attorney Gene...[read more]