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Updated at 7:48 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) " A South Carolina sheriff says he acted swiftly but carefully in firing a school resource officer caught on video flipping a disruptive student out of her desk and tossing her across the floor. In the wake of the firing, though, questions remain about whether the officer should have been in the classroom in the first place, and where the former deputy goes from here.

Updated at 7:25 AM

LESBOS, Greece (AP) " The latest in the odyssey of hundreds of thousands of people trekking across Europe in search of a new life: All times local.

Updated at 7:18 AM

ISTANBUL (AP) " As extremist violence and political uncertainty cast a shadow over Turkey, voters are looking for Sunday's parliamentary election to usher in stability. But in a deeply polarized country, the most likely result is more confusion.

Updated at 6:59 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A U.N. aviation panel has rejected a ban on rechargeable battery shipments on passenger airliners despite evidence they can cause explosions and unstoppable, in-flight fires, aviation officials told The Associated Press.

Updated at 6:56 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Republicans are ready to make Rep. Paul Ryan the new House speaker, hoping the young but grizzled lawmaker can heal the splintered party's self-inflicted wounds and fashion a conservative message to woo voters in next year's...

Updated at 6:51 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier in the West Bank on Thursday and was shot dead by security forces, Israeli authorities said, as a five-week wave of violence continued.

Updated at 6:48 AM

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) " Here's a look at how the 10 Republican presidential candidates in the main-event debate at the University of Colorado-Boulder performed Wednesday night.

Updated at 6:38 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " Samsung Electronics Co. reported its first earnings growth in more than a year on Thursday as a record profit from computer chips masked a decline in its smartphone business.

Updated at 5:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Ben Carson pitched a tax plan with numbers that didn't add up. Donald Trump boasted that he's paying his own way in the campaign, but he isn't. Chris Christie accused the government of stealing Social Security money that it has...

Updated at 5:13 AM

DENVER (AP) " One marijuana business hosts an annual golf tournament in Denver to raise money for multiple sclerosis research. Another Colorado pot company donates to a gay-rights advocacy group and is a sponsor of an AIDS walk.

Updated at 4:31 AM

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) " The lawyer for the graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school who was convicted of sexually assaulting a younger student as part of a sordid campus practice of sexual conquest is using letters from his parents and classmates...

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