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NY highway opens as snow ends; flooding a concern
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads....
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Even for Buffalo, this storm's one for the books
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Anyone who's grown up in Buffalo or even spent a few years here has stories of the big ones. Lots of us remember the Blizzard of `77 with drifts so high kids sledded off rooftops, and there was the 2006 "October Surprise" that flattened trees and killed power for a week....
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Man who sold fake immunity papers gets 3 1/2 years
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A man who claimed he was the keeper of the seal of St. Peter was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for selling 2,000 fake documents that he said would protect buyers from U.S. law and taxes....
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Unarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex
NEW YORK (AP) -- A rookie police officer walking with his gun drawn in a darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex accidentally shot and killed a man who was leaving the building with his girlfriend, authorities said Friday....
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Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the platform said Friday....
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A look at how FDA-approved robotic leg braces work
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet two years ago in southern Afghanistan, is walking again thanks to a set of robotic leg braces known as the ReWalk system. Herrera is the first in the United States to own the device that was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Several competing products are being used and tested at U.S. rehabilitation hospitals....
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Hundreds honor Indiana aid worker slain in Syria
FISHERS, Ind. (AP) -- The death of an Indiana aid worker at the hands of Islamic State militants is "barbaric" and is not a true reflection of Islam, a cleric told hundreds of people who gathered Friday for the first of three memorial services honoring the slain man....
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Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The sales tax on cookies, chips, sodas and other junk food sold on the country's largest American Indian reservation is going up....
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Virginia high court rejects lacrosse-case appeal
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend....
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Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois judge ruled Friday that a law intended to fix the nation's worst state employee pension crisis violates the state constitution, deciding in favor of state employees and retirees who sued to block the landmark overhaul....
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Redistribution of homes begins in polygamous sect
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Katie Cox has lived in her 13-bedroom home in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border for more than four decades - but she's never had a deed....
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Window washer survives 11-story fall in California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Police say a San Francisco window washer has survived after falling 11 stories from a rooftop onto a moving car....
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Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in August - a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb....
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Hawaii and Alaska pay more for Thanksgiving feasts
HONOLULU (AP) -- Residents of Hawaii pay the highest prices in the nation for their tasty birds and fixings on Thanksgiving, and Alaska feasts are almost as expensive....
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AP PHOTOS: Buffalo area digs out after epic storm
The Buffalo area began the backbreaking work of digging itself out Friday after a historic 7-foot wallop of snow and braced for possible flooding ahead of what is expected to be a much warmer weekend....
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