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It’s now easier for drivers to search for auto recalls

Auto safety regulators unveiled a better way for vehicle owners to search online for recall information.

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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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Attorney General heads to Ferguson as protests continue

Nearly 50 protesters were arrested in an 11th night of racially-charged demonstrations over the killing of Michael Brown.

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Islamic State video claims to show beheading of U.S. journalist

The gruesome video presented bleak options that could define America’s involvement in Iraq.

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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.

grocery

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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FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

For author Mark Lewisohn, telling the story of the rock band the way it deserves to be told will take time - a quarter-century, to be exact.