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Tech-friendly cities struggle with new business rules

A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country’s top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent the upstarts from disrupting communities and more established industries.

Survey: ATM, checking account overdraft fees surge

Banks are reaping bigger fees whenever customers overdraw their checking accounts or use ATMs that are not affiliated with their lender, a new survey shows.

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Ferguson officer shot; police say no protest link

Authorities searched Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month.

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Ali, Brown reunite years after Ali's legal fight

Muhammad Ali was on the ropes for refusing induction into the Army, and Jim Brown wanted to help. But first, the NFL great wanted to hear the boxing champion's reasons for not answering the call to military service during the Vietnam War. So Brown led a group of prominent black athletes who hit Ali with a flurry of questions during a two-hour meeting in Cleveland in June 1967.

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Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted

A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night after encountering two men at a community center who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said.

Southwest storms knock over trees, drench Phoenix

Intense storms swept through the Southwest on Saturday, snapping trees and shrouding metropolitan Phoenix in cascading showers while also bringing flooding to parts of Nevada.

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Man who raised $55K for potato salad throws party

An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a huge public party Saturday that promised "peace, love and potato salad."

Police: 5 bodies found in home south of Provo

Authorities say five people have been found dead in a home near Provo.

James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies

James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73.

Texas college grieves after 4 killed in bus crash

A North Texas community college brought in counselors to comfort grieving students Saturday and canceled athletic competitions after four women's softball players were killed when an 18-wheel truck veered into oncoming traffic on a major interstate highway and crashed into the side of their team bus.

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Browns unmoved by Ferguson police chief's apology

The parents of Michael Brown said Saturday in an interview with The Associated Press they were unmoved by the apology of the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief gave weeks after their unarmed 18-year-old son was killed by a police officer.

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Help wanted: Free lawyers for immigrant children

Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year still don't have lawyers to represent them in immigration court, and advocates are scrambling to train volunteer attorneys to help cope with the massive caseload.

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Police: Man accused in Oklahoma beheading is awake

A man who was shot after authorities say he beheaded one woman and attacked another at an Oklahoma food processing plant from which he had just been fired has regained consciousness and was interviewed by detectives Saturday.

Nixon among 4 governors visiting Afghanistan for terror briefings

Four U.S. governors made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Saturday as part of a delegation to receive counterterrorism briefings and greet troops stationed there.

US-led planes strike fighters attacking Syria town

U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State fighters in Syria attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions in the country's east, activists and a Kurdish official said.

White House hints at fall confirmation for next AG

Could the White House be hinting at when President Barack Obama might nominate a new attorney general?

Cop felt lives in danger before Walmart shooting

The police officer who fatally shot a man in an Ohio Walmart said the man didn’t respond to repeated commands to drop the weapon and turned toward officers in an aggressive manner.

Not guilty plea in Oregon work-release homicide

An Oregon man charged with fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend while their 2-year-old daughter cried in another room had just been temporarily released from a minimum-security facility where he had been held for violating a restraining order sought by the woman, court documents show.

Teacher gets 10 years in custody in student rape

A Montana teacher was sentenced Friday to 10 years in custody in a student rape case that led to the censure of a judge who partially blamed the victim.

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Western Muslims, troubled, rally against extremism

In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don’t speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think they do, and a backlash has already begun.