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  • Boxer points to early next year for big decision

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — California Sen. Barbara Boxer indicated Thursday that she will announce early next year whether she will seek a fifth term. Boxer, 73, said she loves her job and sees no roadblocks to returning to the Senate if she decides to run again. California has several...

  • British hostage appears in new video

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner of the extremists. In a slick, three-minute video shot with three cameras, John Cantlie, a photojournalist, said he worked for publications including The Sunday...

  • UC system plan calls for anti-sex abuse effort

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Responding to federal pressure, the University of California is planning a system-wide effort to address college sexual assaults that would require educating all students, staff and faculty about the problem, supporting victims and properly training investigators. The...

  • Detectives comforted suspect in missing boy case

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The man suspected of killing a 6-year-old boy in one of New York City's most notorious missing children's cases bursts into tears during a videotaped confession as detectives hug and comfort him, assuring him that he did the right thing by coming forward. The video...

  • Mississippi officers searching for 4 missing girls

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities were searching Thursday for four young girls last seen with their mother and stepfather who are charged with mistreating the children. The girls had been put into state protective custody, but Canton Assistant Police Chief Juan Cloy said...

  • Trial opens for Detroit officer who killed girl

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — A member of an elite Detroit police team failed to follow his training when he stormed a house looking for a murder suspect with his finger on the trigger and shot a 7-year-old girl who was asleep on the couch, a prosecutor said Thursday at the start of an involuntary...

  • FDA approves Eli Lilly's injectable diabetes drug

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable diabetes drug from Eli Lilly and Co. for adults with the most common form of the disease. The agency on Thursday cleared the drug, Trulicity, as a weekly injection to improve blood sugar control in...

  • Range Resources to pay $4M drilling waste fine

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Energy company Range Resources said Thursday it has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for environmental violations at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste. The penalty is the largest the state has ever imposed on the shale gas...

  • Deliberations begin in Rowland's conspiracy trial

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Deliberations have begun in the federal political corruption trial of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland. Rowland served 10 months in prison a decade ago for accepting illegal gifts while in office. He is accused of conspiring to work on two political...

  • Missouri officer smelled pot before Taser incident

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri police officer said he smelled marijuana inside a car during a weekend traffic stop and used his Taser on the teenage driver only after the boy became combative when ordered out of the vehicle, according to court documents. Bryce Masters, 17, of...

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