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Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

An Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday.

School sorry for making special ed kids sort trash

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

A Southern California school district has apologized to parents of special education students who were outraged to learn their children had been sorting trash as a school activity.

Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has been ordered to reinstate a worker who the U.S. Department of Labor says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials said Wednesday.

Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The National Park Service says the bodies of three climbers have been retrieved from a glacier on Mount Rainier in the same area where six went missing in May.

7 charged with trespassing at Ray Allen's home

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Seven people were charged Wednesday with trespassing at former Miami Heat player Ray Allen's home while his wife and four young children were asleep upstairs.

Israeli ship unloads cargo despite Oakland protest

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Officials say an Israeli-owned commercial ship has unloaded its cargo at a port in Northern California after being delayed for days by a group of pro-Palestinian protesters.

Bahamas identifies victims of small plane crash

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The four men who died in a small plane crash in the Bahamas were from Florida, police said Wednesday.

Despite Fed, a late push sends US stocks higher

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

A late round of buying is leaving stock indexes mostly higher.

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,200

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

As of Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at least 2,200 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

Drug czar promotes treatment, tells personal story

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

As the nation's drug czar continues to warn people about the potential death and destruction from substance abuse, he's also encouraging them to tell their stories about treatment and recovery. Usually he starts with himself.

Teenager struck by lightning breathing on his own

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Officials in southern New Mexico say a 13-year-old middle school student who was critically injured by lighting during football practice is breathing on his own.

Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation.

Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa.

High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia.

Man who lived as hermit adjusting to society

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

A man who lived nearly three decades in the Maine woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society.

Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

A police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.

French protesters urge end to Israeli airstrikes

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Leftist and pro-Palestinian activists have rallied in Paris to urge Israel to end its airstrikes in Gaza, after talks toward a lasting truce collapsed.

Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments might work.