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Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

10 Things to Know for Today

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

US admiral urges China on South China Sea disputes

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

China should act like a regional leader and help resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea without coercion instead of raising tensions, the head of American forces in Asia and the Pacific said Thursday.

Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

Shelly Sterling talks about husband, Clippers sale

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who Ballmer was. But in short order she convinced him that the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion.

Manatees may soon lose endangered species status

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles.

'Walking Dead' Marine battalion to be deactivated

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."

The nation's weather

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, August 29, 2014

Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.

Closing arguments set in former Va. governor trial

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Closing arguments are scheduled in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.