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Burr Sticks to Low-Key Style In N. Carolina Re-Election Bid

By Gary D. Robertson | Aug 26
Republican Sen. Richard Burr drives alone, steering his white 2013 Hyundai sedan to dozens of factory tours and other North Carolina stops. If there's a TV camera or a reporter, he'll talk. If not, he'll move on.

Housing Aid Theft: Probation for Bounce Artist Big Freedia

By Kevin McGill | Aug 26
Bounce entertainer Big Freedia was sentenced to three years' probation and fined $35,000 by a federal judge Thursday after admitting to bilking the federal government out of housing aid.

Strong Aftershocks Rattle Devastated Italian Earthquake Zone

By Paolo Santalucia and Nicole Winfield | Aug 26
Strong aftershocks rattled residents and rescue crews alike Friday as hopes began to dim that firefighters would find any more survivors from Italy's earthquake. The first funerals were scheduled for some of the 267 dead.

Trump Immigration Waffle Reflects Voter Confusion on Issue

By Nicholas Riccardo and Bill Barrow | Aug 26
Trump is now either caught up in, or trying to exploit, that contradiction as he considers "softening" his controversial immigration stance.

Texas College Students Rally Against Gun Law With Sex Toys

Aug 26
Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.

Las Vegas' High Roller Launches First In-Cabin Chocolate Tasting

Aug 26
Journey 550 feet into the air on the High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel, as it launches the in-cabin chocolate tasting experience with Ethel M Chocolates on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Fan-Made 'Star Trek' Sets Become NY Tourist Attraction

By Michael Hill | Aug 26
On its many voyages through space, the Starship Enterprise has endured bridge-shaking blasts from enemy ships and infiltration by scheming aliens. Now it's being invaded by tourists.

China Sets Sights on New Global Export: Nuclear Energy

By Joe McDonald | Aug 26
On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.

Burt's Bees Landowner Gifts Land to U.S. Government

By Marina Villeneuve | Aug 26
The Burt's Bees founder pushing for a new national park in Maine has given 87,500 acres of land to the U.S. government.

Tesla Lays Claim to World's Fastest Production Car

Aug 26
Tesla Motors says a new version of the Model S electric car is the quickest production car in the world from zero to 60 miles per hour.

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