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Vigil held for Illinois police officer nearing retirement
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was on the brink of retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement. At 52, the tattooed police officer with a shaved head could still be tough and intimidating if the job called for it.... 9/3/2015 2:18 AM

Hunt for 3 suspects widens after Illinois officer's death
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the men were still in the area where the slaying happened.... 9/2/2015 11:28 PM

New Ferguson report offers lessons on handling protests
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community.... 9/3/2015 1:33 AM

Obama: Alaska's warming climate is wake-up call to US, world
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) -- President Barack Obama says Alaska's warming climate is a wake-up call to America and should be a wake-up call for the rest of the world, too.... 9/3/2015 2:11 AM

Lesbian couple, like Kentucky clerk, standing up for beliefs
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio.... 9/2/2015 9:59 PM

Autopsy: Football player shot by police had drugs in system
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A black college football player killed by a white police officer likely used a synthetic psychedelic drug and marijuana prior to the deadly confrontation at a Texas car dealership, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.... 9/2/2015 11:10 PM

Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case.... 9/3/2015 1:26 AM

Indian man injured by police testifies against officer
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- An Indian man left partially paralyzed when he was slammed to the ground during a police stop in Alabama testified Wednesday that he'd been in the state only about a week when he was confronted by officers investigating a call about a suspicious person.... 9/3/2015 12:11 AM

Judge OKs gender surgery opposed by 48-year-old's parents
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for a 48-year-old transgender woman to undergo gender-reassignment surgery, rejecting her parents' effort to block the operation because they say she's mentally incompetent.... 9/3/2015 12:42 AM

Residents of eroding village welcome Obama's attention
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Residents of a Native village threatened by erosion were thankful Wednesday for President Barack Obama's attention to their plight, saying they hope his visit to Alaska will help them secure funding to build a critical evacuation road to drier ground.... 9/3/2015 2:14 AM



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