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Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein-predicted ripples
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.... 2/11/2016 4:54 PM

Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves in
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday after facing authorities who came to the property more than a month into the takeover.... 2/11/2016 4:07 PM

Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- An occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and other uses. It has stretched on for more than a month.... 2/11/2016 10:21 AM

4 holdouts at Oregon refuge have diverse backgrounds
The four armed activists who on Wednesday night were surrounded by the FBI at a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon have remained on the site despite the arrests of group leader Ammon Bundy and others Jan. 26 on a remote road outside the refuge. The tense standoff between the FBI and the four occupiers was being livestreamed on the Internet. Late Wednesday the occupiers said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning.... 2/11/2016 6:39 AM

$500 bill sent to Tamir Rice's estate for EMS services
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The city of Cleveland is asking Tamir Rice's estate to pay $500 for ambulance and medical services he received after being shot by a police officer.... 2/11/2016 2:38 PM

5 indicted in 2015 New York City gas explosion that killed 2
NEW YORK (AP) -- A building owner and four others have been indicted on charges that include manslaughter in connection with a gas explosion last year that killed two people and leveled three New York City buildings.... 2/11/2016 4:46 PM

Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking
ATLANTA (AP) -- More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking, the latest in a federal effort to crack down on contraband and criminal activity in the state's prisons.... 2/11/2016 3:39 PM

Justice Dept. enters Ferguson court case in strong position
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent upper hand, given a months-long investigation that found vast problems in the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.... 2/11/2016 8:28 AM

APNewsBreak: Report says EPA knew mine spill was possible
DENVER (AP) -- A U.S. House probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three Western states has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible.... 2/11/2016 4:50 PM

Son: Gunman who killed 2 deputies had emotional problems
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) -- The son of a gunman who fatally shot two Maryland sheriff's deputies before he was killed in a shootout says his father was a heavy drinker with emotional problems, but never spoke poorly of police.... 2/11/2016 4:21 PM



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