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Sloppy weather slows Thanksgiving travelers
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday as millions of Americans made the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways sloppy along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor....
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Judgment in favor of retired ATF agent voided
PHOENIX (AP) -- A judge has voided his earlier ruling that favored a retired federal agent who alleged the government breached a settlement of a complaint that threats made against him weren't properly examined after his undercover investigation of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club....
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UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos to step down
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos plans to step down after more than four years of traveling the world to get aid to victims of natural disasters and conflicts from Syria to Central African Republic....
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Man paralyzed by police urges retrial decision
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Defense attorneys for a young black man paralyzed after being shot by a white city police officer during a traffic stop contend his life is being endangered by a prosecutor's delay in deciding whether to retry him on some criminal counts....
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Endangered orangutan born at Indiana zoo
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- There's a new, hairy baby at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. And she's especially rare....
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Foster dad pleads guilty in hot car death
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A foster dad has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for leaving a 10-month-old girl inside a sweltering car outside of his house while he and his partner smoked marijuana....
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FBI: Texas investigators stole rare comic books
HOUSTON (AP) -- Two Houston-area investigators are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare comic books while working an embezzlement case....
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Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown....
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58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58....
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California man dead, sons missing at Pyramid Lake
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A 76-year-old California man has been found dead and the search for his two sons has been discontinued after their boat was found capsized in northern Nevada....
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FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) -- More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI....
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Woman in San Diego revenge scheme pleads guilty
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A San Diego woman has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of stalking in connection with a bizarre rape-solicitation scheme carried out against a couple who outbid her for her dream house....
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Leveled strip club's owner sues over gas explosion
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The owner of a strip club that was destroyed in a natural gas explosion in Massachusetts has sued the utility for $5 million, claiming the company was deprived of years of "generous" income....
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Native Americans ask Buffalo, NY, to rename island
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Two Native American women have asked the city of Buffalo to rename Squaw Island because they say the term is antiquated and offensive....
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Police: Man duped resort by faking being a doctor
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Michigan man has been jailed on charges that he stayed at a posh southwestern Pennsylvania resort and ran up a $16,000 tab by pretending to be a heart surgeon and golf pro who was in town to interview for a job at a nearby hospital....
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