A bogieboarder flies over a wave a surfer rides underneatch a wave at the wedge in Newport Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Southern California beachgoers experienced much higher than normal surf, brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off the coast of Mexico. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Huge waves wow throngs in Southern CaliforniaHuge waves wow throngs of spectators, pound coastal communities in Southern California
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Undersea search for Malaysian plane refinedUndersea search for Malaysian plane refined as Australia and Malaysia ink cost-sharing deal
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Germanwings pilots union plans strike for FridayUnion says Germanwings airline pilots are poised to strike on Friday
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A Burger King restaurant is seen on W. 26th Street in Millcreek Township, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Burger King struck an $11 billion deal to buy Tim Hortons that would create the world's third largest fast-food company and could make the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain more of a household name around the world. (AP Photo/Erie Times-News, Christopher Millette)
Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identityBurger King's plan to buy Tim Hortons could take a bite out of Canada's national identity
The Associated Press9 minutes ago
A clime lab technician carries a metal detector past bullet holes in the windows of a Wendy's in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Police say a suspect has been killed and a crew member with the "Cops" television show has been wounded in a shootout after police interrupted a robbery at the fast-food restaurant. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member'Cops' TV crew member hit by Omaha police bullet is 1st to be killed while recording police
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, Alvernia University freshman Melisa Rivera poses for a portrait on the campus in Reading, Pa. Rivera is one of five students from Reading to receive full-tuition scholarships from Alvernia as part of a program to help high school students in one of the nation's poorest cities. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
University bets $10 million on poor city's kidsHometown university offering free tuition, extra help to kids from poor Pennsylvania city
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This undated image posted on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters of the Islamic State waving the group's flag from a damaged display of a government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria.   A U.N. commission on Wednesday accused the extremist Islamic State organization of committing crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians, as pictures emerged of the extremists' bloody takeover of a Syrian military air base that added to the international organization’s claims.  (AP Photo/ Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group)
A look at the Islamic State militants in SyriaIslamic State extremists rooted in Syria, home to the group's declared capital and power base
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This July 9, 2014 photos shows a death certificate indicating the person was buried at the Winslow Indian Sanatorium Cemetery in Winslow, Arizona. Local historic preservation Commissioner Gail Sadler has made it her mission to unearth the identities of roughly 600 people buried there and help their descendants reconnect with a lost part of their history. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
Woman IDs dead, learns about Native beliefsWoman's quest to ID those buried in Arizona Indian cemetery teaches her about Native culture
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A man closes off an entrance to the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in White Hills, Ariz. Gun range instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at the range by a 9-year-old with an Uzi submachine gun. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent yearsUzi killing in Arizona displays tragic side of gun tourism as it grows in popularity
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A Burger King restaurant is seen on W. 26th Street in Millcreek Township, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Burger King struck an $11 billion deal to buy Tim Hortons that would create the world's third largest fast-food company and could make the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain more of a household name around the world. (AP Photo/Erie Times-News, Christopher Millette)
FILE - This Aug. 2, 2014 file photo shows demonstrators protesting at Freedom Plaza in Washington asking President Barack Obama to modify his deportations policies. The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration. Facing an expect onslaught of opposition, the administration plans to argue that by failing to provide enough resources to fully enforce U.S. laws, lawmakers have ceded wide latitude to White House to prioritize deportations, administration officials and legal experts said. But Republicans, too, are exploring their legal options for stopping Obama from what they’ve deemed an egregious presidential overstep. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Boxer Jermain Taylor walks from the Pulaski County Jail in Little Rock, Ark., after spending the night there Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Taylor is free on a $25,000 bond after the former middleweight champion was jailed in connection with a shooting that wounded his cousin. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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