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Watch VideoCharter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape

Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape

Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans. The state of Louisiana took over most of the city's public schools after the killer storm in 2005. (Aug. 20) Full Story

Watch VideoTexas Gov. Perry: Indictment 'a Political Act'

Texas Gov. Perry: Indictment 'a Political Act'

Gov. Rick Perry has been booked on two felony counts of abuse of power for carrying out a threat to veto funding to state public corruption prosecutors. (Aug. 20) Full Story

Entertainment Video News

Watch VideoRita Ora Talks Album; Walks at Calvin Harris

Rita Ora Talks Album; Walks at Calvin Harris

Rita Ora talks upcoming album at DKNY fragrance launch in New York, but walks away when asked about Calvin Harris. (August 19) Full Story

Watch VideoAli Larter Returns to TV in TNT's 'Legends'

Ali Larter Returns to TV in TNT's 'Legends'

Ali Larter stars opposite Sean Bean in TNT's new series 'Legends.' Bean plays an undercover F.B.I op with major issues and Larter is his handler who has to reel him in. 'Legends' airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EDT (Aug. 19) Full Story

National

Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting

Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has met briefly with the officer in charge of security in Ferguson since the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. Full Story

Entertainment

German retailer opening US flagship in Cincinnati

German retailer opening US flagship in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Picture this: A woman walking down the street wearing a dirndl skirt and bust-hugging bodice paired with ankle boots. Or a man sporting lederhosen — leather shorts, traditionally worn with suspenders — with a T-shirt and sneakers. Full Story

Health

Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments might work. Full Story

World

Head of Guatemalan military dies in chopper crash

Head of Guatemalan military dies in chopper crash

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The head of the Guatemalan military's joint chiefs of staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico. Full Story

Sports

Nieves, Hamels lead Phillies past Mariners, 4-3

Nieves, Hamels lead Phillies past Mariners, 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wil Nieves doubled and had three hits and Cole Hamels got a victory when he wasn't at his best as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday. Full Story

Politics

APNewsBreak: BofA reaches $17B settlement with US

APNewsBreak: BofA reaches $17B settlement with US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday. Full Story

Finance

Some Fed officials want to slow economic help soon

Some Fed officials want to slow economic help soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Federal Reserve officials think the U.S. economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will need to act sooner than previously thought to slow the extraordinary support it's been providing through ultra-low interest rates. Full Story

Science & Tech

Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa. Full Story