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Journal indicates FSU shooter suspected government
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said.... 11/20/2014 8:46 PM

Roofs collapse under Buffalo snow
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total Thursday to an epic 6 feet or more.... 11/20/2014 8:28 PM

St. Louis region prepares for Ferguson decision
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The August shooting led to weeks of protests, some of them violent, and many people fear renewed violence after the decision, particularly if the panel does not issue an indictment. Some key things to know about the situation:... 11/20/2014 7:42 PM

Matthew Shepard's parents head to Russia
NEW YORK (AP) -- The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student tortured and murdered in 1998, are traveling to Russia on Friday to spread their message of tolerance and acceptance in a country where anti-gay policies and attitudes are widespread.... 11/20/2014 9:16 PM

University tuition increases adopted in California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The University of California voted Thursday to approve tuition increases of as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state devotes more money to the 10-campus system.... 11/20/2014 8:08 PM

Grand jury: No charges in Florida jail explosion
MIAMI (AP) -- A grand jury concluded that there wasn't enough evidence to bring criminal charges in an explosion at a Florida jail that killed two inmates and paralyzed a guard, according to a report released Thursday.... 11/20/2014 8:52 PM

Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism
NEW YORK (AP) -- A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be $85 billion by 2021.... 11/20/2014 5:01 PM

Polls: Employers still prioritize health coverage
Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years.... 11/20/2014 8:34 PM

Prosecutors dismiss 1975 murder charges against 3
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The county prosecutor's office in Cleveland has filed a motion dismissing aggravated murder cases against three men falsely accused of killing a businessman outside a corner store in 1975.... 11/20/2014 7:54 PM

Police: Woman, 3 children shot in New Jersey
TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) -- A shooting at a home in a secluded wooded area of southern New Jersey left two children dead and a woman believed to be their mother and the children's brother critically wounded, state police said Thursday.... 11/20/2014 8:55 PM