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US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what offi... Full Story

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  • US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson
    US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb.

  • Jurors hear graphic accounts of Boston Marathon bombing
    Jurors hear graphic accounts of Boston Marathon bombing

    BOSTON (AP) — It didn't take long for prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial to convey the sense of fear, pain and grief caused by the 2013 attack. They let victims do it for them.

  • Temps drop at over 30 degrees ahead of next winter storm
    Temps drop at over 30 degrees ahead of next winter storm

    Much of the South was forecast to see temperatures drop 30 to 45 degrees in a 24-hour period thanks to yet another arctic cold front, according to the latest forecasts.

  • On the wild slide: Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides
    On the wild slide: Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Sledding can be pleasant and pastoral, with big toboggans, snowy hills and rosy cheeks. And then there's skeleton sledding: belly down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug, hard ice whooshing by your face.

  • Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death
    Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.

  • Alabama justices: Until high court rules, we're in charge
    Alabama justices: Until high court rules, we're in charge

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama's defiance of federal authorities during the civil rights movement.

  • NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City.

  • Couple plead not guilty to locking up kids 22 hours a day
    Couple plead not guilty to locking up kids 22 hours a day

    JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — A husband and wife accused of making three of their adopted children virtual prisoners inside their home pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a case that began after prosecutors say two girls crashed the family van while trying to make their escape.

  • Truck crew says carsickness led to $4.8M heist of gold bars
    Truck crew says carsickness led to $4.8M heist of gold bars

    WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when, the two men told police, a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion-dollar heist.

  • Ohio mom, boyfriend guilty; child emailed teacher for help

    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to raping her young children and were sentenced to prison on Wednesday, a year after one of her daughters emailed a teacher for help and said she and her siblings were being chained to their beds, deprived of food and sexually assaultd.

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