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Northern California chief's new approach revitalizes force
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) -- In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "(hash)blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police....
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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast
CHICAGO (AP) -- A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of roughly 2,000 flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties....
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Sheriff's office IDs injured Mount Hood climbers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities have identified a husband and wife who were taken to a Portland hospital after a fall on Mount Hood....
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Baby born on roadside as mom drives herself to hospital
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A pregnant Utah woman driving herself to the hospital gave birth to a healthy, nearly 10-pound baby boy on the side of an interstate highway, police said....
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Snowstorm delays Boston Marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Jury selection in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is suspended Monday because a snowstorm is expected....
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Michigan fighting claims of sexual abuse by teens in prison
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's prison system is the target of a class-action lawsuit alleging that guards and other workers failed to prevent the sexual assault of male teen inmates who were locked up with adults....
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Marathon bombing defense likely to focus on dead brother
BOSTON (AP) -- The best chance to save the life of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be to put his dead brother on trial....
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Sheriff seeking 'person of interest' after 5 people killed
LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say they are searching for a "person of interest" after five people were found slain inside a home in west Georgia....
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Goats offered as alternative for clearing area of plutonium
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A goat herder who has a college degree in weed sciences told federal wildlife officials that she could eliminate the need for a possible 700-acre controlled burn at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge by turning her goats loose there and eliminate concerns over spreading radioactive plutonium....
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San Francisco experiences driest January on record
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For the first time in recorded weather history, San Francisco received no measurable rain in January....
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Boyfriend arrested in rape, brutal attack of California girl
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Police in Central California arrested a man accused of holding his 16-year-old girlfriend in a car, raping her and beating her with a tire iron over the course of five days....
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Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved....
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New spy case shows Russia up to old tricks, prosecutors say
NEW YORK (AP) -- Three men accused in the latest Russian spy case didn't hide behind fake identities and weren't stealing military secrets. The evidence even suggests they were annoyed that their assignment wasn't more like a James Bond film....
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Asians slower to seek immigration protection
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama's reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and community advocates are ramping up efforts to reach thousands more who are eligible for his expanded immigration plan....
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South Carolina schools head partially lifts junk food ban
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina schools have partially lifted a ban on junk food....
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