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In Ferguson, Missouri, Red’s barbecue reopens along looted corridor

(Sid Hastings / For The Washington Post)

Red’s BBQ had the misfortune of being near where Michael Brown was shot. But its owner vows to stay.


Denmark tries a soft-handed approach to returned Islamist fighters

(Jan Grarup / For The Washington Post)

As other Western countries bar or jail returning jihadists, the port city of Aarhus is taking a novel approach.


Roadside help app gets a $1.2M assist

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

Encryption company Silent Circle wins an endorsement from Edward Snowden.


Bermuda clears trees, power lines hit by Gonzalo

(Stringer / Reuters)

The storm damaged homes and left some 70,000 people without power on the tiny island late Friday.


Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

(David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

Sharee Talbot wants her dog back. For now, though, she has to drive out of town to visit Buddy because the two-year-old pit bull isn’t allowed in her hometown of Aurora.


Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

(Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)

The New York Times is reporting that the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun.


Mayor arrested on DUI charge issues apology

The mayor of Murrieta has apologized to four cheerleaders who were injured in a crash that resulted in his arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.


Police release Jim Irsay DUI arrest video

Police video of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay shows him stumbling and mumbling, unable to stand up straight, as an officer asks him to perform various tasks and then arrests him for DUI.


Turkish prosecutors drop corruption probe

Turkish prosecutors dropped a bribery and corruption investigation that forced four government ministers to step down earlier in the year, drawing criticism on Saturday from an international graft watchdog which said the case should have been followed through to counter allegations that powerful politicians are able to act with impunity.


2 horses struck, killed on Sussex Highway

State police say a tractor-trailer driver struck and killed two horses that were standing on Sussex Highway near Greenwood.


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