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  • Marine with robotic legs to get Bronze Star

    Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine who wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed plans to walk across a military stage with robotic leg braces to receive the Bronze Star. Capt. Derek Herrera will be honored Friday at Camp Pendleton, north of San...

  • California tuition hike fight shifts to Sacramento

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano prevailed Thursday in persuading the system's governing board to authorize five years of tuition increases, a politically risky move likely to ignite months of debate to determine if the costs ultimately fall on...

  • Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said....

  • Asia stocks dulled by weak economic reports

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Friday as positive economic news from the U.S. was tempered by weakness in Europe, China and Japan. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.8 percent to 17,154.61 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.2 percent to...

  • Gay couples exchange vows in Montana after ruling

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — As they stood linking arms and holding bouquets, Linda Gryczan and Constance Enzweiler of Helena married Thursday after waiting 31 years. They were the first same-sex couple in the city to legally wed after a federal judge overturned Montana's ban on same-sex...

  • Met Opera ends season with $22 million deficit

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera says it has ended its 2014 fiscal year with a $22 million shortfall in its budget. But the opera company said in a statement Thursday that steps including new labor contracts are expected to bring in enough savings to balance the...

  • Union: Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson officer

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from a grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday. Jeff Roorda,...

  • More on the snow: snowbound band, football effects

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Lake-effect storms have dumped more than 7 feet of snow on parts of the Buffalo area in the past few days, and more is possible, along with potential rain and flooding this weekend. The storm at a glance: ___ SNOWBOUND WITH THE BAND The New York City indie rock band Interpol had to...

  • Employers decry 'break' in West Coast port talks

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiations over a new contract for dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports took an unexpected turn Thursday, as the union insisted on "small table" talks while employers decried the "extended break." The full teams for the longshoreman's union and the association...

  • How the AP-NORC Center poll was conducted

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll of employers on the health insurance market was conducted Aug. 19 to Oct. 8, 2014, among a random sample of 1,061 employers with at least three full-time or part-time employees. The survey was conducted with funding from...

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