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  • No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing
    Monday - 09/01/2014 - 10:15 AM

    Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a police shield bearing the phrase "OFFICER DARREN WILSON I STAND BY YOU," as part of a rally supporting the white policeman who killed the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

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  • 5 things to know about driving on marijuana
    Monday - 09/01/2014 - 09:35 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel.

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  • US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'
    Monday - 09/01/2014 - 05:50 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

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  • Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver
    Monday - 09/01/2014 - 03:45 AM

    The Boulder Daily Camera reports that their names and ages are being withheld by the Weld County Coroner's Office pending notification of relatives.

    Erie Police Cmdr. Lee Mathis said the six-passenger plane crashed a few hundred yards northwest of the runway, but he did not know if it was landing or taking off.

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  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights
    Sunday - 08/31/2014 - 07:00 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.

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  • Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker
    Sunday - 08/31/2014 - 01:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

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  • Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms
    Sunday - 08/31/2014 - 10:45 AM

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the country for storing digital information.

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  • Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage
    Sunday - 08/31/2014 - 10:05 AM

    Details may differ, circumstances of their deaths may remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a rallying cry in protests over police killings across the nation.

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  • US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi city under siege
    Saturday - 08/30/2014 - 09:45 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli, where thousands of Shiite Turkomen have been cut off from food and water for nearly two months by Islamic State militants.

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  • Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires
    Saturday - 08/30/2014 - 09:25 PM

    Low humidity and warm weather helped the fires burning in the Klamath National Forest one mile east of the gold mining and logging town of Happy Camp continue its sweep through steep terrain packed with trees desiccated by the state's extreme drought, Forest Service spokesman Marc Peebles said.

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