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APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 - a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public.... 1/29/2015 6:59 PM

Balloon crew matches distance record in Pacific flight
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The pilots of a helium balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean have matched a distance record as they approach North America.... 1/29/2015 10:05 PM

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors showed the jury security-camera footage from his own home to tie him to the crime.... 1/29/2015 9:39 PM

Forcibly shaven, Fort Hood gunman wants to keep top lawyer
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) -- The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 appeared in court Thursday without the beard he had fought to keep, and said he wanted to keep his lead appeals lawyer. Any change of counsel could complicate an already delayed review process.... 1/29/2015 10:06 PM

Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by living in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, using only cash.... 1/29/2015 10:01 PM

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.... 1/29/2015 10:06 PM

Last-ditch foreclosure hearings draw many Detroit homeowners
DETROIT (AP) -- Hundreds of Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their properties flocked Thursday to hearings that offered a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure and to keep the houses from adding to the city's already huge glut of vacant dwellings.... 1/29/2015 8:58 PM

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.... 1/29/2015 9:05 PM

Deadly San Francisco blaze spurs look at fire alarms
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Residents fleeing a massive blaze that killed a man and injured five people as it ripped through a San Francisco building told officials they did not hear fire alarms and could not get to fire escapes.... 1/29/2015 9:14 PM

Dartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they're enrolled at the Ivy League school.... 1/29/2015 8:07 PM

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