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Ferguson protesters: The peaceful, the elders, the looters, and the ‘militants’

FERGUSON, Mo. — On one corner of a battered stretch of West Florissant Avenue, the epicenter of ongoing protests, young men pull dark scarves up over their mouths and lob molotov cocktails at police from behind makeshift barricades built of bricks and wood planks. They call the gasoline-filled bottles “poor man’s bombs.” Read More:

Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit

By Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country’s north. Read More:

Israeli leader recalls team from cease-fire talks

By Mohammed Daraghmeh and Josef Federman, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian effort to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip appeared to collapse Tuesday after Israel walked out on the talks in response to a barrage of Palestinian rocket fire. Read More:

Police come under ‘heavy gunfire’ in Ferguson, arrest 31 people

By Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, Krissah Thompson and David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post FERGUSON, Mo. — Police said early Tuesday they came under “heavy gunfire” and made 31 arrests during another night of violence in this battle-scarred St. Louis suburb, where the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white police officer […]

Anchorage police assist in arrest of former Marine on California-based homicide charge

By Jerzy Shedlock, Alaska Dispatch News ANCHORAGE – Anchorage police say they have assisted in the arrest of Christopher Brandon Lee, a former U.S. Marine who authorities suspect was the lover of a California woman who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park more than a month ago. Read More:

Botulism suspected in death, illnesses in Western Alaska

By Lisa Demer, Alaska Dispatch News BETHEL – State health officials are investigating a cluster of possible botulism cases in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta that began with a shared meal of fermented fish heads, an epidemiologist said Monday. Of four people who ate together last week, one died and two others fell ill, said Louisa Castrodale, […]

Video of Bethel police shooting comes amid two investigations

By Lisa Demer, Alaska Dispatch News BETHEL — In the midst of two investigations into Bethel police actions, a video has emerged that sheds light on — and raises questions about — one of the incidents. The three-minute video posted Monday on radio station KYUK’s website and Facebook page shows an altercation Friday between a […]

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