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Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities don't know why Myron May targeted his alma mater Thursday when he opened fire on students at Florida State University's library, but they do know he thought the government was watching him and out to get him.... 11/20/2014 11:30 PM

Prosecutors dismiss 1975 murder charges against 3
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A man convicted with his brother and his childhood friend of killing a businessman in 1975 said Thursday he's sorry his mother isn't alive to see that the three former death row inmates will soon walk free together because the only witness against them has recanted the damning testimony he gave as a 13-year-old.... 11/21/2014 2:14 AM

Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83
NEW YORK (AP) -- A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence.... 11/20/2014 11:09 PM

Roofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total to an epic 7 feet or more.... 11/21/2014 2:32 AM

More on the snow: Snowbound band; football effects
Lake-effect storms have dumped more than 7 feet of snow on parts of the Buffalo area in the past few days, and more is possible, along with potential rain and flooding this weekend. The storm at a glance:... 11/20/2014 9:58 PM

Where's the snow? Not in Alaska's largest city
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska's largest city.... 11/21/2014 2:01 AM

Emotions rise as people hear immigration plan
Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about five million people.... 11/21/2014 2:30 AM

California tuition hike fight shifts to Sacramento
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- University of California President Janet Napolitano prevailed Thursday in persuading the system's governing board to authorize five years of tuition increases, a politically risky move likely to ignite months of debate to determine if the costs ultimately fall on students or taxpayers.... 11/21/2014 2:31 AM

Union: Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson officer
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from a grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday.... 11/21/2014 12:31 AM

Officials downplay debates over Ebola aid response
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. officials on Thursday acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding.... 11/20/2014 11:21 PM