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Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

Cast members from Cirque du Soleil danced on the carousels, did handstands on the moving sidewalks and rode a vintage Volkswagen Beetle into the terminal Thursday afternoon at McCarran International Airport. More>>

Man charged in biting attack at Lollapalooza

A 33-year-old Chicago man is accused of biting two men in a seemingly random attack as the Arctic Monkeys performed at Lollapalooza earlier this month. More>>

Fla. dad charged with murder; baby left in truck

A central Florida man has been charged with murder in the death of his baby daughter, who authorities say was left in the man's truck for at least four hours. More>>

378 people 'pay it forward' at Fla. Starbucks


A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida. More>>

Police: Brooklyn Bridge flags back on US soil

 The two American flags swiped from the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced with white ones are back on U.S. soil. More>>

Ryan says he'd love to see Romney run again

Congressman Paul Ryan is weighing a presidential bid but says he would love to see Mitt Romney run again. More>>

No bail for woman in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY

An investigator says a northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves. More>>

Guilty plea from marathon bombing suspect's friend

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. More>>

Education Department tries to ease testing worries

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance. More>>

Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas tourism officials want the LGBT community to know that they and their money are more than welcome in Sin City, even if they can't get married there. More>>

Americans infected with Ebola to be released from hospital Video included

Two Americans who contracted Ebola will be released today from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, ABC News has learned. More>>

High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia. More>>

Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. More>>

Official: 3 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Authorities now say three children and an adult are still being held hostage by two men who barricaded themselves in a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey. More>>

Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area Video included

Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state. More>>

Obama to host UN summit on foreign fighters threat

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.S. administration says that President Barack Obama will host a summit meeting of the U.N. Security Council next month to focus on the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters. More>>

2013 champ Nadal out of US Open with wrist injury

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. More>>

Credibility concerns in Missouri shooting probe

The Missouri authorities leading the investigation into the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer are increasingly facing questions about whether they can be impartial. More>>

Dozens demonstrate in Milwaukee to support Michael Brown

Dozens of people rallied in downtown Milwaukee to show solidarity for demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri who are demanding justice for Michael Brown, the black teenager killed by a police officer. More>>

Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson Video included

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to Ferguson to help restore order to the St. Louis suburb after a week of that has seen several violent protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. More>>

WikiLeaks founder says he'll leave embassy soon

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will be leaving the Ecuadorean Embassy in London soon -- but did not say when or explain his decision. More>>

Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore

With three more casinos shutting down by mid-September, Atlantic City officials are looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk. More>>

Clinton's break with Obama on Syria -- what's next

Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time their differences emerge. More>>

Gas station shooting suspect charged, still on run

The man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover this week remains at large, but prosecutors have charged him with second-degree murder and issued a national warrant for his arrest. More>>

Lawyers: FBI removed lead agent in corruption case

Attorneys for a defendant arrested in an FBI sting involving state Sen. Leland Yee claim the FBI removed its lead agent from the corruption case over unspecified financial improprieties. More>>

Cops: Amish girls kidnapped by more than 1 person Video included

A New York sheriff says two young Amish sisters now safe at home were kidnapped from their family farm stand and police are seeking more than one person responsible. More>>

UPDATE: Police reveal officer's name in teen's death Video included

Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb. More>>

Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease Video included

The wife of Robin Williams says he was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide. More>>

President Obama says no excuse for excessive force by police

President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police. More>>

President Obama: US broke militants' siege on Iraq mountain

President Barack Obama says the U.S. has broken Islamic militants' siege on Iraq's Sinjar Mountain, but that airstrikes will continue. More>>

AP sources: Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla. case

According to two people directly involved with the case, Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges in his January arrest in South Florida after what police initially described as an illegal street drag race. More>>

Son of woman with Ebola says she is getting better

The son of a North Carolina-based missionary says his mother is doing well as she's being treated for the Ebola virus in an Atlanta hospital. More>>

Comedian Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

Oscar-winner Robin Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. More>>

Massive blunt trauma caused Ward's death

Kevin Ward Jr. died of blunt force trauma when he was hit by a car driven by NASCAR star Tony Stewart. More>>

Death penalty decision on LAX gunman due in fall

Federal prosecutors likely will decide by mid-November whether they will seek to execute the man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport. More>>

FBI opens civil rights case after police shoot man

The FBI is investigating possible civil rights violations after a suburban St. Louis police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager. More>>

Obama: US won't be dragged into another Iraq war

President Barack Obama says the United States can't and shouldn't intervene in every world crisis. More>>

13 hurt in NYC Theater District bus crash Video included

 A traffic accident apparently involving two double-decker tour buses in New York City's Theater District has injured 13 people, three of them seriously. More>>

Unlikely friendship creates some beautiful moments Video included

A veteran and a little boy in Farmington, MN have formed an unlikely friendship.This is a story you just have to watch! More>>

Car seat recall expanded

Graco has agreed to recall 1.9 million infant car seats under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More>>

Diane Sawyer leaving World News Video included

ABC News announced Wednesday that Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulous and David Muir are changing their roles within the network. More>>

Girls, 12, charged in Waukesha stabbing due in court Video included

The two girls accused of a brutal stabbing of a friend to please an online fictional character are due in Waukesha County court Wednesday afternoon for a hearing. More>>

Judge refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriages

A federal magistrate judge has refused to put gay marriages on hold in Idaho pending an appeal from the state's governor. More>>

Small business owners still cautious, surveys find

Small business owners are keeping a cautious approach to running their companies even as they grow more optimistic. More>>

Authorities: Clamp snapped in circus accident

A public safety official in Rhode Island says investigators looking into what happened to send eight circus acrobats plummeting to the ground during a performance have found that a clamp snapped. More>>

Wisconsin veterinarian to help fight pig virus

Wisconsin's state veterinarian has been asked to help in the fight against a virus that has killed millions of pigs in the past year. More>>

Electronic filing of tax returns is now preferred by most taxpayers

More and more taxpayers are entering the digital age in filing their returns.  More>>

Suspect in Wis. newborn kidnap is charged in Iowa

An Iowa prosecutor has filed a child endangerment charge against a woman suspected of kidnapping of a newborn baby and leaving him behind a gas station.

House passes debt ceiling increase

The GOP-controlled House has backed away from a battle over the government's debt cap and passed a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority with overwhelming support from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies. More>>

Contrast for parties in 2016 presidential race

The early stages of the 2016 presidential contest are worlds apart for Democrats and Republicans. More>>

Company makes good on leaving Colo. over gun laws

One of the country's largest producers of gun magazines is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of new gun laws.

Obama signs up through DC health care exchange

Multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. More>>

Astronauts complete rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

It's a wrap for NASA's Christmas Eve spacewalk. More>>

Amtrak train collides with vehicle in Virginia

Authorities say an Amtrak train has collided with a vehicle in south central Virginia and there are injuries. More>>

NJ town honors late actor James Gandolfini

Cast members of "The Sopranos" were on hand as a New Jersey town remembered native son James Gandolfini.    More>>

UPDATE: Train derails in New York City

A passenger train has derailed in New York City. More>>

AP source: No right to enrich in Iran deal

A senior Obama administration official says the nuclear deal with Iran does not include recognition of Iran's right to enrich uranium. That had been a sticking point in the negotiations between Iran and six world powers, including the United States. The official says the deal includes an agreement that Iran will halt progress on its nuclear program, including a plutonium reactor at the Arak facility. The deal also calls on Iran to neutralize its 20 percent enriched uranium stockpiles. ... More>>

Suspected LAX gunman charged

Federal prosecutors have filed charges of murder and commission of violence at an international airport against the unemployed motorcycle mechanic suspected of carrying out the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport.    More>>

Slain LAX TSA officer remembered as a family man

The 100-foot pylons at Los Angeles International Airport will be lit blue this weekend in honor of a transportation security officer who was killed in a shooting.    More>>

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