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~ Top 10 National News Stories ~




Michael Brown's mother: 'One day, they will regain my trust'

(CNN) -- Twelve days after her son died -- a period marked by large, emotional protests but not the arrest of the police officer who killed him -- Michael Brown's mother didn't have faith in authorities. (Full Story)

Judge strikes Florida's same-sex marriage ban

(CNN) -- Gay and lesbian rights advocates continued their undefeated run Thursday when a federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional -- though he didn't go so far to allow such marriages to take place right away. (Full Story)

St. Louis police chief defends officers in shooting

(CNN) -- The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him. (Full Story)

Death in Connecticut of child left in hot car ruled a homicide

(CNN) -- The Connecticut medical examiner has ruled the death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in his father's car in July a homicide. (Full Story)

'Miraculous day' as two American Ebola patients released

(CNN) -- Dr. Kent Brantly walked around the room at Emory University Hospital on Thursday, hugging staff members and shaking hands. (Full Story)

Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Just 13 months after Twinkies made their celebrated comeback to store shelves, one of the four bakeries that make the cream-filled treats is closing. (Full Story)

Gun maker Remington shifts jobs from New York to Alabama

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Remington is reducing its work force in New York, where the gun maker has operated a factory for nearly 200 years, and where new gun laws are in the spotlight. (Full Story)

Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion over mortgages

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Bank of America's tab for the financial crisis is now nearly $74 billion. (Full Story)

Duggar daughter pregnant

(CNN) -- Might there be a spinoff of "19 Kids and Counting"? Although their wedding has yet to air on that popular TLC show, Jill Duggar and new husband Derick Dillard have revealed to People magazine that they are expecting. The baby is a first for the pair, who married June 21 in Springdale, Arkansas. (Full Story)

A killer's execution could hinge on election

(CNN) -- With a signature on a piece of paper, convicted quadruple murderer Nathan Dunlap's life was spared. (Full Story)


~ Top 5 World News Stories ~


Worldwide hunt for British man suspected in James Foley execution underway

London (CNN) -- An international manhunt is under way for the fighter shown in a video of the beheading of journalist James Foley -- and its focus is on Britain. (Full Story)

Agency: Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl prisoner swap

(CNN) -- The Pentagon broke federal law by exchanging five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without giving Congress enough of a heads-up, Congress' independent investigative arm announced Thursday. (Full Story)

3 Hamas senior military leaders killed in Israeli air strike on Gaza

(CNN) -- An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas' military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday. Seven civilians were also killed. (Full Story)

Malaysian couple charged with alleged MH370 theft

(CNN) -- Malaysian police have charged two people over the alleged theft of around $35,000 (110,600 Malaysian ringgits) from the bank accounts of four passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. (Full Story)

Rare pale-headed crocodile kills man in Australia

(CNN) -- A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern Territory. (Full Story)