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Hospital data breach biggest yet to exploit Heartbleed bug

Hackers who stole the data of 4.5 million hospital patients exploited the Internet bug.

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Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

Lawmakers are calling for calm and a change in police tactics as the St. Louis suburb continues to be rocked by racially charged clashes.

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Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids

Google is considering online accounts for children under 13, giving parents control over how the service is used.

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White House wants ‘crash-proof’ cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will begin drafting rules to require anti-crash technology in new vehicles.

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Thousands evacuated ahead of California wildfires

Firefighters from throughout California are being dispatched to protect homes from a wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park.

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Advocates urge Supreme Court not to block gay marriage

Gay marriage supporters want the Supreme Court not to block a court ruling that would allow same-sex couples to wed in Virginia.

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Autopsy shows Ferguson police shot unarmed teen 6 times

Details surrounding the shooting remain unclear, and federal and local officials have yet to release their own reports.

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Hackers steal data of millions of hospital patients nationwide

Hackers have attacked the records of Community Health, which has 206 hospitals in 29 states.

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Former Vermont U.S. Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

The former senator who, in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, has died.

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Report: Cost to raise today’s child tops $245,000

Kids these days are getting more and more expensive.

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U.S. extends ‘net neutrality’ comment period to Sept. 15

The Federal Communications Commission wants Americans to weigh in on how they think Internet traffic should be regulated.

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Texas Gov. Perry calls indictment politically motivated

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, says an indictment for abuse of power was a political move.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.

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Missouri names officer in shooting, cites robbery

Protests over the shooting of an unarmed black teen were boisterous but peaceful as police replaced riot gear-clad local forces and mingled with the crowd.

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Prices moderate as gasoline tumbles

Gas prices fell 2.1 percent last month, after rising in June. Food prices increased 0.4 percent in July.

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Ford recalls 83,250 cars and SUVs

Ford is recalling several models - including the Taurus and Edge - to fix a power problem.

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FDA warns of fraudulent Ebola drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about products being sold online that claim to prevent Ebola.

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The other border deployment: docs, dentists part of Guard response

Operation Lone Star treats thousands in a region that hugs the Mexican border, including some who come because no ID is required.

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Iraqi’s Maliki steps aside, paving way for new government

Nuri al-Maliki finally bowed to pressure and stepped down as prime minister.

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Veteran prosecutor to weigh fate of cop who shot black teen

The shooting of the unarmed black teen has sparked days of rioting and protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

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in Sports

Djokovic advances at U.S. Open

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot against Paul-Henri Mathieu, of France, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in New York.

Top men's seed Novak Djokovic also had an easy time winning his second round match. He rolled to a 6-1, 6-3, 6-love, rout of Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu.

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WWU women rally for 3-2 exhibition win at Trinity Western

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WWU completes its three pre-season exhibition schedule Saturday (6 p.m.), playing host to University of Calgary.

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Adrian Peterson ‘would love to retire as a Viking’

In this Aug. 16, 2014, photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) warms up before a NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Minneapolis.Millions of people using the top three fantasy football platforms have generated three different answers to the question of that top draft pick. Yahoo says LeSean McCoy of Philadelphia. ESPN says Adrian Peterson. CBS Sports says it’s Jamaal Charles of Kansas City.

Adrian Peterson is reiterating that he hopes to remain in Minnesota until he retires in response to a report that he reached out to Jerry Jones about playing for the Dallas Cowboys this summer.

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USC backup quits, accuses Sarkisian of racism

Southern California cornerback Anthony Brown shakes hands with a Notre Dame player following the 14-10 Notre Dame victory in a game Saturday Oct. 19, 2013 in South Bend, Ind.

Running back Anthony Brown has quit Southern California's football team, and coach Steve Sarkisian was stunned by Brown's apparent accusations of racism against him on social media.

in Entertainment

Joan Rivers stable after health emergency

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Comedienne Joan Rivers is in stable condition at a New York hospital after losing her breath during a routine surgery.