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  • Officer testifies about New York chokehold death

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury heard testimony Friday from a police officer involved in the chokehold death of an unarmed man, a development signaling that it could be close to deciding whether he should face criminal charges in the volatile case. Officer Daniel Pantaleo spent about two...

  • Obama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful'

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says his message to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as they await a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to "keep protests peaceful." Obama told ABC News in an interview taped Friday...

  • Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday — with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches. Along with photos of unsavory-looking school meals, the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama was among the top trends...

  • Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the platform said Friday. Houston-based Fieldwood Energy LLC said another worker suffered...

  • Preliminary exams set in street artist's slaying

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge has determined that two of three young men are competent to stand trial in the robbery and killing of a French street artist whose body was found in the ruins of an abandoned Detroit public housing project. The Detroit News reports that preliminary examinations...

  • 6 wounded in shooting near Pittsburgh

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — A shooting early Friday at a building outside Pittsburgh that police described as a speakeasy left six people wounded, and investigators were searching for a shooter or shooters. All the victims were men in their early 20s, investigators said. Their identities...

  • FBI sends nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has sent nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson, Missouri, to help law enforcement there as officials prepare for possible unrest ahead of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting. A U.S. official said Friday that the agents will supplement the...

  • Men want new trial on university sex-abuse claims

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims. The...

  • Bin Laden son-in-law's lawyer is heading to prison

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An attorney for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on tax charges. Stanley Cohen was sentenced Friday in federal court in Syracuse, New York, after pleading guilty to impeding the U.S. tax agency and failing to file tax...

  • More signs of Florida shooter's troubled life

    Yesterday

    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...

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