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DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil... Full Story

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  • DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota
    DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding.

  • Cuomo, Christie discuss the region's terror threat

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal and state officials say New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists

  • US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition
    US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.

  • Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos
    Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.

  • Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown
    Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation.

  • Profile of gunman who ambushed troopers released
    Profile of gunman who ambushed troopers released

    The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp. He made several trips to a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania, picking just the right hiding spot from which he could launch an ambush and make his esape.

  • Victim's family praying for girl in range accident

    PHOENIX (AP) — The family of an Arizona shooting-range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi say they're praying for her.

  • Sessions unopposed in primary or general election
    Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe.

  • Escaped school shooter had pitchfork, patrol says
    Escaped school shooter had pitchfork, patrol says

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The school shooter who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said Monday as newly released records added to the picture of an inmate frequently in trouble behind bars.

  • Smoking rates on the rise in New York City
    Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.

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