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Calm urged as Ferguson grand jury nears decision

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement i... Full Story

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  • Calm urged as Ferguson grand jury nears decision
    Calm urged as Ferguson grand jury nears decision

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.

  • Analysis: Obama holds upper hand on immigration
    Analysis: Obama holds upper hand on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a governmentshutdown or even impeachment.

  • Flooding becomes new threat in snowy Buffalo
    Flooding becomes new threat in snowy Buffalo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out, but so did predictions of flooding caused by rain and temperatures of up to 60 degrees.

  • City: Quarter-toting 'Robin Hooders' must back off
    City: Quarter-toting 'Robin Hooders' must back off

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The self-styled "Robin Hooders" race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from "the king's tariff."

  • Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care
    Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

  • Highlights from report on Newtown school shooter

    Some highlights from Friday's 114-page report from the Connecticut Office of Child Advocate that looked into the history of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza:

  • Police: Client arrested in escort's 2007 killing

    DENVER (AP) — A single mother who vanished from western Colorado more than seven years ago led a double life as a paid escort with many unsavory clients, investigators say.

  • More signs of Florida shooter's troubled life
    More signs of Florida shooter's troubled life

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who shot three people at a Florida State University library complained to police and property managers in New Mexico that cameras were watching him in his apartment and that he heard voices talking about and laughing at him, according to police reports released Friday.

  • Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

    Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that handles injury claims worries that if more are filed, they will take even longer to handle than they aready do.

  • Unarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex
    Unarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex

    NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer walking with his gun drawn in a darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex accidentally shot and killed a man who was leaving the building with his girlfriend, authorities said Friday.

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