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Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time t... Full Story

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  • Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury
    Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge.

  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
    Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplisments.

  • Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms
    Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt.

  • 1 killed, dozens injured in California bus crash
    1 killed, dozens injured in California bus crash

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus that had already crashed earlier in the day ran off a Northern California freeway and overturned, killing one person and injuring 30.

  • Church members each get $500 to do good for world
    Church members each get $500 to do good for world

    CHICAGO (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.

  • AP Exclusive: Letter that inspired Kerouac found
    AP Exclusive: Letter that inspired Kerouac found

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.

  • Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy shot by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground.

  • New Jersey looks at 'yes means yes' college policy
    New Jersey looks at 'yes means yes' college policy

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things to the next level. She seems to be throwing all the right signals.

  • Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next
    Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine.

  • Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba
    Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba

    MIAMI (AP) — Since the day in 1959 that Cuban government agents blackmailed his father into committing suicide, Gustavo Villoldo has been on an anti-Castro mission that included co-piloting a B-26 bomber during the ill-fated 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, infiltrating Cuba for the CIA numerous times an tracking down Fidel Castro lieutenant Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Bolivia in 1967.

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