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BUTLER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two dozen concertgoers in northeast Ohio suffered overdoses after they ate marijuana-laced candy. No fatalities were reported today in Butler, where a weekend-long EST 2016 rap music festival is being held. Authorities tell the Mansfield News Journal that the candy packages containing about 20 pieces each were marked with the name of a commercial candy brand. They say each piece had "a very, very high dose of THC."

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Engineers in New Jersey are trying to figure out why a railing collapsed at a Camden amphitheater during a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert last night, injuring 42 people. All of those who were hospitalized have been released. Promoters say upcoming concerts will go on as scheduled at the BB&T Pavilion, an outdoor venue with an indoor seating section and open lawn seating.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The 11-year-old South Carolina girl hospitalized after contracting a usually deadly brain-eating amoeba has died. The Beaufort (BYOO'-furt) Gazette reports the family of Hannah Collins says she died Friday evening. South Carolina health officials had confirmed Tuesday that someone had been exposed to the amoeba while swimming July 24 in the Edisto River in Charleston County.

CHARLEROI, Belgium (AP) — Belgian authorities are hoping to learn why a man wielding a machete attacked two female officers outside the main police station in the city Charleroi. Prime Minister Charles Michel says "preliminary indications" suggest Saturday's attack was an act of terrorism, but that authorities are still collecting information. Police say the attacker shouted "Allahu Akhbar" during the attack. The assailant was fatally shot by a third officer.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "presidential policy guidance" that governs the use of lethal force against terrorists overseas lays out safeguards to minimize civilian deaths and errant strikes while preserving the capability to take quick action with drone attacks and other means. The White House says the newly released redacted version of President Barack Obama's 3-year-old guidance provides more detail on the conditions for drone strikes and other direct action.

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