In this Aug. 22, 2013, photo, Lill Duncan takes a photo of a memorial for Delbert Belton, an 88-year-old World War II veteran who was beaten to death, in Spokane, Wash. Police have arrested one of two teens suspected of fatally beating Belton, who had survived the battle for Okinawa, and the police chief said Friday, Aug. 23, that the brutal attack does not appear to have been racially motivated. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Tyler Tjomsland)

$2M bail set in death of WWII veteran

Related story: Random attack in Spokane leaves WWII veteran dead SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A 16-year-old Spokane boy was ordered held on $2 million bail and will be tried a...…
Inmate firefighters walk along state Highway 120 as firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Fire crews are clearing brush and setting sprinklers to protect two groves of giant sequoias as a massive week-old wildfire rages along the remote northwest edge of Yosemite National Park. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Yosemite fire ‘poses every challenge there can be’

GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) -- At Ike Bunney's dude ranch near the Sierra community of Tuolumne City, all creatures have been evacuated as firefighters brace for an intense battle to keep a wildfire raging north of Yosemite National Park out of mountain communities. …
FILE - In this Monday, April 9, 2012, file photo, Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone, in New York. Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service that Facebook bought this year, is the target of a storm of outrage on Twitter and other sites after the company announced Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 a change in its user agreement that hinted that it might use shared photos in ads. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)

Instagram, other sites go down

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s unit that runs Web servers for other companies had problems Sunday that coincided with outages or slowdowns on several popular website...…
In this photo provided by the Smithsonian's National Zoo, a member of the panda team at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo performs the first neonatal exam Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, on a giant panda cub born Friday, Aug. 23, in Washington. The cub appeared to be in excellent health, zookeepers reported after a 10-minute physical exam Sunday morning. (AP Photo/ Smithsonian's National Zoo, Courtney Janney)

Panda cub described as healthy and vibrant

Click here for photo gallery of the newborn panda WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo appears to be in excellent health, zook...…
FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2012 file photo, Southern California head coach Lane Kiffin removes his headset during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Colorado, in Los Angeles. Southern California is coming off a historically disappointing season that has put Kiffin in precarious situation heading into his fourth season as Trojans coach. The Trojans will have a new quarterback and are still dealing with a roster limited by NCAA sanctions. They won’t enter the season No. 1 like last year. Expectations are far more modest, which both Kiffin and his boss, athletic director Pat Haden, say is a good thing. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Kiffin: USC will play 2 QBs in season opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quarterbacks Max Wittek and Cody Kessler both will play for No. 24 Southern California in its season opener next week. Coach Lane Kiffin said Saturda...…
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal addresses the Nebraska Republican Convention in Grand Island, Neb., Saturday, July 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Justice Dept. sues Louisiana over school vouchers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department sued Louisiana on Saturday to stop the state from distributing school vouchers in any district that remains under a dese...…
This image from the Spokane, Wash., Police Department shows Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16, who is being sought by police in connection with the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran outside an Eagles lodge in Spokane on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Police say they have arrested one of two teens suspected of fatally beating Delbert Belton in his car at random Wednesday night outside the lodge as he was waiting for a friend. Belton was found with serious head injuries and died in the hospital Thursday. (AP Photo/Spokane Police)

Random attack in Spokane leaves WWII veteran dead

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Delbert Belton survived the battle of Okinawa, but he lost his life this week in the parking lot of an Eagles Lodge in north Spokane. Spokane police...…
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner turns towards the public as he speaks during at a city council meeting Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in San Diego. Filner agreed to resign on Aug. 30, bowing to enormous pressure after lurid sexual harassment allegations brought by at least 17 women eroded his support after just nine months on the job. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

San Diego mayor agrees to resign

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mayor Bob Filner agreed Friday to resign on Aug. 30, bowing to enormous pressure after lurid sexual harassment allegations brought by at least 17 women...…
In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, the Rim Fire burns near Yosemite National Park, Calif. The wildfire outside Yosemite National Park — one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. — more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings. Fire officials said the blaze burning in remote, steep terrain had grown to more than 84 square miles and was only 2 percent contained on Thursday, down from 5 percent a day earlier. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)

Huge Calif. wildfire spreads into Yosemite

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A giant wildfire raging out of control spread into Yosemite National Park on Friday as authorities urged more evacuations in nearby communities...…
FILE - This Aug. 23, 2011, file photo, provided by the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System shows Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales during an exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. Bales, a U.S. soldier charged in the killing of 16 Afghan villagers, pleaded guilty in June in a deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty. His sentencing is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 with the selection of a military jury. (AP Photo/DVIDS, Spc. Ryan Hallock, File)

Jury: Life in prison for Afghanistan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A military jury on Friday sentenced a U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year to life in prison without a chance...…
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department shows Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan. Hasan has been convicted of murder Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at Fort Hod for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department, File)

Soldier guilty of murder for Fort Hood shootings

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of...…
President Barack Obama addresses a packed house at the University of Buffalo, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. The president was on a bus tour of Western New York. (AP Photo/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Shawn Dowd, Pool)

Obama calls for cost-conscious college ratings

U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center College Scorecard BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Targeting the soaring cost of higher educatio...…
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Yahoo passed Google in US Web visitors in July

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in more than two years, more Americans visited Yahoo’s websites than Google’s in July, according to data from research f...…
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2 sharks caught at mouth of Potomac River

SCOTLAND, Md. (AP) — Fishermen have caught two bull sharks at the mouth of the Potomac River in Maryland about 200 yards from a spot where people had been swimming. John &...…
FILE - This June 6, 213 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The National Security Agency declassified three secret U.S. court opinions Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, showing how it scooped up as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by Americans with no connection to terrorism annually over three years, how it revealed the error to the court and changed how it gathered Internet communications. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NSA collected thousands of US communications

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency declassified three secret court opinions Wednesday showing how in one of its surveillance programs it scooped up as ma...…
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after a hearing in his court martial. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a trove of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks in one of the nation's biggest leak cases since the Pentagon Papers more than a generation ago.…