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2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled
CHICAGO (AP) -- A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."...
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Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee....
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Woman faces sentencing for buying killer his guns
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are seeking an extra-long sentence for a woman who bought the guns used by her former neighbor to kill two upstate New York firefighters on Christmas Eve....
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Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday....
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Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase....
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Man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq....
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Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on gay marriage
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday....
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US organizing summit on UN peacekeeping next week
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States is organizing a summit on U.N. peacekeeping on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly next week that will be addressed by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame....
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Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowing political retaliation against an elected official tied to the prosecutor....
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Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against police....
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Man with history of stabbing women gets 25 years
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades - and has spent half his life in prison as a result - is unlikely to get out again....
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3 survive capsizing, make night swim to safety
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) -- A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kauai....
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Search for Md. sisters missing since 1975 resumes
Law enforcement officials say investigators are searching near Lynchburg, Virginia, in connection with the unsolved 1975 abduction of two young sisters from Maryland....
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LA County deputy convicted in corruption case
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails....
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Ban: UN 'taking lead' on global fight on Ebola
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further....
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