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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, protesters walk through the streets after a standoff with police in Ferguson, Mo. A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community quickly became known around the world. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Journalists arrested in Ferguson drop suits after settlement reached

- The Washington Times

Two journalists arrested while covering separate protests in Ferguson, Missouri, last year have reached settlements with St. Louis County officials under which no charges will be filed against them and the arrests are expunged from their records, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri.

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United States Military Academy cadets watch data on computers at the Cyber Research Center at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The West Point cadets are fending off cyber attacks this week as part of an exercise involving all the service academies. The annual Cyber Defense Exercise requires teams from the five service academies to create computer networks that can withstand attacks from the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

IT worker gets 10 years for hacking military email

- The Washington Times

A Florida man contracted to perform IT work for the Pentagon has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to crimes connected to the hacking of a military email account and theft of sensitive files.

Motorists make their way around a stalled vehicle  and deep water in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.  Heavy rains closed many streets in the Tampa Bay Area.   (Jay Conner/The Tampa Tribune via AP)  ST. PETERSBURG OUT; LAKELAND OUT; BRADENTON OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WTSP CH 10 OUT; WFTS CH 28 OUT; WTVT CH 13 OUT; BAYNEWS 9 OUT; THE TAMPA BAY TIMES OUT; LAKELAND LEDGER OUT; BRADENTON HERALD OUT; SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE OUT; WINTER HAVEN NEWS CHIEF OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Heavy rain, flooding snarl life in the Tampa Bay area

- Associated Press

A summer deluge has flooded streets in the Tampa Bay area, forcing some road closings and evacuations, delaying airline flights and overtaxing parts of local wastewater treatment systems.

Erick Erickson

Erick Erickson to step down as RedState editor

Conservative commentator and radio host Erick Erickson is departing his position as the editor-in-chief of the popular blog RedState.