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Koreas to resume high-level talks...Relatives of heroic Americans are proud... Danny is downgraded

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 22, 2015 at 9:41 p.m.



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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and North Korea will continue high-level talks Sunday afternoon in Panmunjom. The rivals are trying to defuse mounting tensions that have pushed them to the brink of a possible military confrontation. North Korea had set a Saturday deadline for the South to dismantle loudspeakers broadcasting anti-North Korean propaganda at their border.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Relatives of the three Americans who tackled and disarmed a gunman on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris say they're proud of the men and relieved that they weren't killed. The 26-year-old Moroccan is in French custody. Officials say he'd been on a security watch list because of alleged ties to "the radical Islamist movement."

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) —Danny is no longer a hurricane. It weakened on Saturday and is now a tropical storm as it approaches the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where it's expected in the next few days to bring little relief to residents of the drought-stricken region. The storm is located 520 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands. Maximum sustained winds are 65 mph.

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — The family of a New Jersey man killed by police during a traffic stop in December is calling for a federal civil rights investigation. The move comes days after a grand jury voted to not file charges against two Bridgeton police officers who shot and killed Jerame (JEH'-raym) Reid. The man's mother says justice was not served.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Conservatives are listening to GOP presidential hopefuls this weekend at the annual conference of Americans for Prosperity. Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is blasting the group's benefactors, Charles and David Koch (kohk). He says the Kochs represent a billionaire class that's trying to buy elections to consolidate their already immense economic power.

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