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Ferguson News Guide: US to make Ferguson announcements soon

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after 18-year-old Michael Brown died in the street in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is close to an... Full Story

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  • Ferguson News Guide: US to make Ferguson announcements soon
    Ferguson News Guide: US to make Ferguson announcements soon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after 18-year-old Michael Brown died in the street in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is close to announcing its findings in the racially charged police shooting that launched "hands up, don't shoot" protests across the nation.

  • Los Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a fatal encounter captured on video, three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row during a struggle over one of the officers' guns, authorities said.

  • Construction picks back up, but it's a different gig now
    Construction picks back up, but it's a different gig now

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. So he left construction, along with 2.3 million others nationwide during the economic downturn, and got a job installing traffic signals and street lights.

  • Boston falls short of season snow record _ for now
    Boston falls short of season snow record _ for now

    BOSTON (AP) — It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record — for now that is.

  • Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast
    Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston.

  • Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter
    Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jason Wang and Johnny Truong were part of a gang that dressed as utility workers and held a suburban Dallas homeowner at gunpoint, making off with $68,000 in cash, electronics and jewelry before they were eventually caught.

  • Lawmakers tinker with crime measure recently OK'd by voters
    Lawmakers tinker with crime measure recently OK'd by voters

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samles taken from suspects.

  • Upscale NY suburb embroiled in a wily debate over coyotes
    Upscale NY suburb embroiled in a wily debate over coyotes

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) — This well-heeled hamlet north of New York City is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes?

  • Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job
    Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.

  • Dearth of jobs a barrier to post-bankruptcy Detroit's growth

    DETROIT (AP) — When Alison Norris couldn't find work in Detroit, she searched past the city limits, ending up with a part-time restaurant job that's 20 miles away but takes at least two hours to get to via separate city and suburban bus systems.

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