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More than 300 at wake for 2 nuns killed in Mississippi

Emily Wagster Pettus and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:02pm

More than 300 people came to a small church Sunday evening to say farewell to two nuns killed in their Mississippi home, even though more than half had to watch the service called vigil for the deceased on a monitor outside.

The Latest: Over 300 attend ceremony for Mississippi nuns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:10pm

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Supporters mark slain girl's 10th birthday in Albuquerque

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:10pm

Supporters of a girl who police say was raped and killed are holding a birthday party and memorial service in her honor.

The Latest: 21-year-old Mississippi man killed in bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:43pm

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Wildfire blocking Yellowstone entrance smolders on

Brennan Linsley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:31pm

Firefighters chopped down trees and searched for hotspots on steep hillsides Sunday as they battled a wildfire that has blocked an entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Maine state senator: Censure may be in order for governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:30pm

A Maine state senator says legislative leaders are considering whether to hold a special session to censure the governor following recent controversial remarks.

Plane found, 2 still missing after crash in New Orleans lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:30pm

Divers found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the huge, mud-bottomed lake that forms New Orleans' northern shore, but two men remained missing Sunday, the New Orleans Fire Department said.

The Latest: Plane wreckage found but 2 men remain missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:11pm

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Women bare breasts for gender equality on GoTopless Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:33pm

Women around the country are taking off their tops on GoTopless Day, a day that promotes gender equality and women's rights to bare their breasts in public.

Texas 2nd-grade teacher says no homework this school year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:26pm

A second-grade teacher in North Texas has adopted a no-homework lesson plan for this school year.

Visitor misbehavior abounds as US parks agency turns 100

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:21pm

Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park.

Authorities: Off-duty cop kills man who tried to take gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:10pm

Authorities say an off-duty police officer shot and killed a man who tried to take a gun away from him in New Jersey's capital city.

A landmark day for drone flights arrives

Matt McFarland, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:21pm

The federal government is officially opening America's skies to drones.

Tropical depression to bring rain to Florida Straits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:11pm

Forecasters say another tropical depression has formed in the Florida Straits and is expected to produce some rain over the southern half of the Florida peninsula and the Florida Keys.

The Latest: Tropical depression headed to Florida Straits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:01pm

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California governor signs bill banning coal-export funding

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:46pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals. The bill represents a victory for environmentalists as they campaign to block shipments of coal from the West Coast.

The Latest: Women march for topless rights in Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:31pm

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Northern Utah campgrounds, reservoir closed by wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:11pm

Recreational facilities and a reservoir are off-limits as firefighters continue to contain a northern Utah wildfire.

'Don't Breathe' scores, ousts 'Suicide Squad' at box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:04pm

The horror movie "Don't Breathe" has reason to let out a big sigh of relief. Audiences turned out in droves for the late summer thriller, which brought in $26.1 million, according to studio estimates released Sunday.

Officials investigating cause of DC 911 system outage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:41pm

District of Columbia officials are investigating an outage that impacted the city's 911 system overnight for about 90 minutes.