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A babysitter has been charged in Murray County, Ga., for striking a 2-year-old, according to authorities.

CLAYTON, Mo. — As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death.

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Authorities identified two people killed when a helicopter crashed in western Alabama as David Carson, 63, of Tuscaloosa; and Matthew Wallace, 51, of Hiram, Georgia.

NASHVILLE, — The latest ACT test scores show Tennessee's composite score had its largest gain in more than a decade.

The Cleveland, Tenn., Police Department has released a photo of a potential suspect in a series of church burglaries, according to a news release.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said in Chattanooga today there was “no way” the Volkswagen plant could survive producing just one vehicle, citing the importance of last month’s announcement that the factory would assemble a new sport utility vehicle.

A day after terror cell ISIS released a video claiming to show the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker today said conflicts in Iraq and Syria have been poorly handled, and President Barack Obama needs to develop a "clear objective" in the Middle East.

Investigators found that a former administrative services assistant with the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville took $61,892.04 in taxpayer money, according to a news release from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury.

Hamilton County commissioners this morning unanimously approved contracts with four different architects for design and construction projects involving four schools, including the new Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School, Nolan Elementary School, Sale Creek Middle/High School and Wolftever Elementary School. The total amount approved is nearly $3 million combined .

The soles of Traci Crozier's feet were the only part of her body not burned.

WASHINGTON — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist.

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital.

FERGUSON, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.

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