Wednesday, August 20, 2014

 Singer Jennifer Hudson performs on NBC's
Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Rob Lowe, Jennifer Hudson set to Stand Up to Cancer on Sept. 5
Updated on Aug. 20, 2014 at 5:33 a.m.
 Sakari Momoi, a 111-year-old Japanese retired educator, poses for a photo after receiving a certificate from a Guinness World Records official, left, in Tokyo Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Momoi was recognized as the world’s oldest living man on Wednesday, succeeding Alexander Imich of New York, who died in April at the age of 111 years, 164 days. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY
111-year-old Japanese retired educator who enjoys poetry recognized as the world's oldest man

Updated on Aug. 20, 2014 at 5:11 a.m.
 Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, center, prays during a meeting of clergy and community members held to discuss law enforcement's response to demonstrations over the killing of Michael Brown, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Florissant, Mo. Nixon says
Timeline of events following fatal shooting of Michael Brown in St. Louis suburb of Ferguson

Updated on Aug. 20, 2014 at 3:47 a.m.
 This photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, and provided by Robert A. Franco, shows a billboard in Coshocton, Ohio opposing deep-injection wells . Michael Boals, an Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards opposing local deep-injection gas wells is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on grounds he’s exercising his free speech. (AP Photo/Robert A. Franco)
Updated at 1:10 p.m.
Wastewater company sues man for biblical anti-fracking billboard; defenders cite free speech
Updated at 4:08 p.m.
At least 2,200 US military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001
 FILE - This May 11, 2007 file photo shows a Wall Street sign in front of the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are opening lower Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, after two straight days of gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Updated at 4:11 p.m.
Despite higher rate talk from the Fed, a late push sends US stocks higher; Bond yields rise
Updated at 3:07 p.m.
From shiver to swelter: Old Farmer's Almanac predicts colder-than-usual winter, hotter summer
 Rev. Al Sharpton, center, attends a press conference alongside Rabbi Michael Miller, left, Executive VP and CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of NY,  and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, right,  following a multi-faith roundtable meeting Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in New York, spawned by the death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer, The mayor says he believes the meeting can help a city gripped by protests and distrust of the police in some minority neighborhoods. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Updated at 2:36 p.m.
New York's archbishop hosts mayor, religious leaders for meeting over man's chokehold death
 A giant inflatable rubber duck floats past the USS Iowa battleship at the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The world-famous sculpture sailed into the port for the first time Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA and will remain in the harbor through Sunday. The duck was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and at 61 feet high, 110 feet long 85 feet wide is the largest rubber duck in the world. Hofman debuted the sculpture in 2007 and has since created several of them to sail around the world to places including China, Hong Kong and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Nick Ut )
Updated at 4:01 p.m.
World's biggest bath toy, a 60-foot rubber duck, floats into Los Angeles harbor
Updated at 11:22 a.m.
Lethal injection expert witness for state prison agencies ends role; advocated 2-drug combo
Updated at 12:47 p.m.
Berkshire Hathaway to pay $896,000 penalty for not notifying regulators about 2013 USG deal
Updated at 5:23 p.m.
California's surface water, groundwater come under scrutiny during drought
 The Aug. 1, 2014 photo shows Mayor Carol Russell showing homes of residents who have plowed up their lawns because of local mandatory water rationing in Cloverdale, Calif. California’s drought has the state Legislature considering state regulation of groundwater use for the first time. (AP Photo/Ellen Knickmeyer)
Updated at 4:44 p.m.
Amid drought, California's Gold Rush-era pump-as-you-please policy for water facing test


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 After speaking with U.S. President Barack Obama by phone, John and Diane Foley talk to reporters, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, outside their home in Rochester, N.H.  Their son James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday and said they killed him because the U.S. had launched airstrikes in northern Iraq. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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