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  • Key developments in police-communities tension

    The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries declined to indict…

  • Alleged sex victims sue when predator wins lottery

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two alleged victims of a registered sex offender have filed a lawsuit seeking damages for pain and suffering after the man won $3 million in a Florida Lottery jackpot. Timothy Poole…

  • Ferguson police spokesman suspended after remark

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson Police Department has suspended a spokesman after he referred to the Michael Brown memorial as “a pile of trash.” A statement the city provided to The Associated Press on…

  • Arizona police officer killed; suspect dead

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A candlelight vigil was set for Sunday night in northern Arizona for a 24-year-old police officer who was fatally shot by a domestic violence suspect who then killed himself. Flagstaff Officer…

  • Ebola chief says CDC lab incident poses no risk to public

    ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Ebola response coordinator called the mishandling of materials that led to a lab technician’s possible exposure to the virus “unacceptable.” Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain told CBS’ “Face the Nation”…

  • GOP puts up a bigger tent for minority challenge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The faces of the Republican Party’s most ambitious members are changing. Long criticized as the party of old white men, the GOP’s next class of presidential contenders may include two Hispanic senators,…

  • Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city’s police commissioner called Sunday for a “lot less rhetoric and a lot…

  • 5 dead in apartment building fire near San Antonio

    CASTLE HILLS, Texas (AP) — Five people died Sunday after a fire broke out at a senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said. Eleven other residents of the Wedgwood…

  • Key decisions on drones likely from Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come…

  • 2014 timeline of Atlantic City’s battered casinos

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos shut down in 2014 (and a fifth nearly joined them before being rescued under a last-minute financing arrangement). Here’s a look at what was…

  • Atlantic City eager for 2015 after its worst year

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Few people are more eager to see the clock strike midnight on Dec. 31 than Atlantic City casino executives and the thousands of workers who still have jobs there. Four…

  • Farmers brace for labor shortage under new policy

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California — the nation’s leading grower of fruits, vegetables and nuts — fear an even greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama’s executive action…

  • Arizona Gov. Brewer leaving legacy of battling Washington

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought President Barack Obama on immigration and border security for most of her tenure, earning national prominence by enacting tough laws that were mainly struck down by the…

  • Officials: Death not tied to truck crash into home

    LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 93-year-old hospice patient is not tied to the crash of a pickup truck through her Philadelphia-area home that same day. Authorities in Bucks County say…

  • Key events in year of scrutiny on Rikers Island

    New York City’s massive Rikers Island jail complex has come under increased scrutiny in the past year following a series of reports by The Associated Press on gruesome inmate deaths, guard brutality and mismanagement. Investigations…