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  • Key witness is calm in Detroit officer's trial
    Tuesday - 09/30/2014 - 11:25 AM

    DETROIT (AP) — A key witness whose stormy remarks temporarily halted the trial of a Detroit police officer returned for more testimony Tuesday, speaking slowly and softly about a chaotic raid that killed her 7-year-old granddaughter while the girl slept on a couch.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Rush-hour keeps billions on the move
    Tuesday - 09/30/2014 - 08:30 AM

    On packed subways and crowded highways, billions of people participate in a short-distance population shift twice a day: the rhythmic ritual of the daily commute to and from work.

    More than 300 million people use the United States' transport systems every day, and in 2012 a whopping 76 percent of them got to work by driving alone, a U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • SC cop indicted in shooting shrouded in mystery
    Tuesday - 09/30/2014 - 04:30 AM

    Satterwhite's death highlights the increasing number of police shootings in South Carolina, and how uncommon it is for the officers involved to face criminal charges.

    In a shooting last week, video from a dashboard camera showed how in just a few seconds Trooper Sean Groubert went from asking motorist Levar Jones for his license for a supposed seat belt violation to shooting at him repeatedly without provocation, even as Jones put his hands in the air.

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  • Beheading suspect's conversion surprised family
    Monday - 09/29/2014 - 08:55 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Relatives of the man suspected of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food distribution center say that after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year, he told them he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.

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  • Cause of Oklahoma truck-bus crash still unknown
    Monday - 09/29/2014 - 06:15 PM

    (AP) — Oklahoma investigators have not concluded whether a truck driver's inattention was the cause of a highway collision that killed four members of a Texas community college women's softball team.

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  • KC Bishop Finn under Vatican investigation
    Monday - 09/29/2014 - 04:52 PM

    Finn is the highest-ranking U.S. church leader to be convicted for failing to take action in response to sex abuse allegations.

    Francis has promised he would hold bishops accountable for how they responded when confronted with cases of abusive priests.

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  • Defense, prosecutors preview school cheating cases
    Monday - 09/29/2014 - 03:45 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students.

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  • Grand jury gets 2nd case on Ferguson officer
    Monday - 09/29/2014 - 12:55 PM

    (AP) — A St. Louis County grand jury will review another case involving the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old.

    The grand jury is also reviewing evidence in the early August shooting death of Michael Brown to determine whether Wilson should face criminal charges.

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  • Marijuana industry makes political donations
    Monday - 09/29/2014 - 11:05 AM

    DENVER (AP) — The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.

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  • Police: Many minors at site of nightclub shooting
    Monday - 09/29/2014 - 04:49 AM

    MIAMI (AP) — Why so many minors were present at a nightclub during a pre-dawn shooting is among several mysteries Miami Police are trying to solve as they interview dozens of witnesses to the weekend chaos that left 15 people wounded.

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