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Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.

Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Officials say they have gained the upper hand on a central California blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park that forced more than 1,000 residents to flee their homes.

Gov. Perry indicted, accused of coercion, abusing power

| |Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry’s lawyers predict he’ll be cleared of felony charges stemming from his veto of funding for the state’s Public Integrity Unit.

Curfew, emergency declared in Missouri

| |Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon said that though many protesters were making themselves heard peacefully, the state will not allow looters to endanger the community where Michael Brown, 18, was shot in a street.

Perry blasts felony indictment as ‘outrageous’

| |Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

Democrats say they hope the controversy will help them in November, as the Texas governor launches a counteroffensive over Friday’s grand jury indictment.

A birthday card to our son, Austin Tice, missing in Syria

| |Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Two years ago Thursday, freelance journalist Austin Tice of Houston was captured in Syria. He was working for McClatchy, The Washington Post, CBS and other media outlets. McClatchy, the parent company of the Star-Telegram, asked Tice’s parents, Debra and Marc Tice of Houston, to share their thoughts.

Breastfeeding was a big deal at the George W. Bush Presidential Library

| |Saturday, Aug. 09, 2014

It’s time for Fort Worth to become a more compassionate city, officials say.

Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

| |Thursday, Aug. 07, 2014

Humanitarian supplies are being dropped to religious minorities fleeing Islamic militants who have trapped thousands of them on a mountain. President Obama pledges not to deploy any ground troops.

Obama vows to act on issues if Congress won’t

| |Thursday, Aug. 07, 2014

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would act alone _ even on the hot-button issue of illegal immigration _ if a divided and uncooperative Congress continued to fail to act.

CDC on high alert for Ebola

| |Thursday, Aug. 07, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention placed their emergency operations center in Atlanta on the highest response level Wednesday because of the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa.