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  • Los Angeles schools drop lawyer who won sex case

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles school district on Friday removed a lawyer who successfully defended it in a sexual abuse lawsuit in which he told jurors that a 14-year-old girl who had sex with a male teacher shared responsibility despite her age. The trial victory spared the...

  • Student found unconscious at WVU fraternity dies

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University student found unconscious and not breathing at a fraternity house died Friday, a day after the school ordered a halt to all activities at fraternities and sororities, officials said. Nolan Michael Burch, 18, died two days after...

  • Voter ‘stupidity’ video creates Obamacare stir

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

      WASHINGTON — Newly surfaced videos are adding fresh energy to the efforts of congressional conservatives to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, feeding into their contentions that the overhaul was approved through a scheme of deception. Some are calling anew for...

  • Packers to debut self-serve beer at Lambeau Field

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers will debut a serve-yourself beer station at Sunday's home game against Philadelphia. The Packers say the machine gives fans more leeway in the amount of beer they drink, since they can pour only a few ounces if they choose. The self-serve...

  • Police: Veteran beaten by man he met at gay bar

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    A North Carolina man is accused of beating a veteran he met at a gay bar, police said. The victim had most of both arms amputated after he was severely burned when the hotel room they were in caught fire, his longtime partner said. Garry Joseph Gupton, 26, a Greensboro city employee,...

  • NYC window washer says he'd return to the job

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A window washer who was left dangling from a tilting World Trade Center scaffold said Friday that he would go back tomorrow if asked, but his co-worker said he would prefer a more earthbound assignment. "This job's given me everything for my family, everything for me,"...

  • Dallas-area teacher fired over racial tweets

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    DUNCANVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area school board fired a teacher Friday who posted racially charged tweets about the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Duncanville Independent School District trustees unanimously voted to...

  • Patriots apologize after thanking racist tweeter

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots are apologizing after sending out a tweet to thank a "fan" with a racist Twitter handle. The Patriots were holding a promotion to celebrate becoming the first NFL team with 1 million Twitter followers. The team asked fans to retweet a...

  • House approves Keystone pipeline proposal

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Friday approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting the stage for a Senate showdown that mixes energy politics with a fight over Louisiana's Senate seat. The vote was 252-161 in favor of the bill, which was...

  • Rating the Nation: Best Spots for Tailgating

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Before football games at the University of Mississippi, one of the best parties in the South is held on 10 grassy acres shaded by dozens of hulking oak trees in the middle of campus. Under canvass tents, women in dresses and high-heeled shoes mingle with men wearing pressed khakis and...

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