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Obama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Racial discrimination from police in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday as he called for criminal justice reform as part of the modern struggle for civil rights.... 3/6/2015 10:55 PM

Ferguson police chief stays on the job after federal report
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson was still on the job Friday, two days after a government report blasted his beleaguered department for years of racial profiling, and the mayor refused to speculate about the chief's future, saying his role was not to "just chop heads."... 3/6/2015 11:24 PM

Why 5.5 percent unemployment isn't as great as it seems
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent - a level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound.... 3/6/2015 10:58 PM

NTSB has plenty of questions to answer in NYC runway slide
NEW YORK (AP) -- As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation into a Delta jetliner that slid off a runway while landing during a snowstorm at LaGuardia Airport, there is no shortage of questions to pursue:... 3/6/2015 10:59 PM

Witness: Hernandez DNA matched marijuana butt at crime scene
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's DNA was found on a marijuana joint at the scene of a killing near his home, a crime lab scientist testified Friday.... 3/6/2015 11:15 PM

Doctor helping downed pilot is shocked to find Harrison Ford
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dr. Sanjay Khurana was close to finishing a golf game when a vintage plane clipped a tree and "dropped like a rock" onto the next hole's green. He rushed to the crash, finding a pilot bleeding from a deep gash in his head.... 3/6/2015 11:23 PM

Prosecutors: Phony cosmetic surgeon was no medical expert
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia madam-turned-faux cosmetic surgeon kept up the ruse of being a medical expert even as a 20-year-old dancer who received illegal buttocks injections began to die, prosecutors told jurors Friday as her murder trial went to a jury.... 3/6/2015 10:45 PM

Cops: Baby apparently starves after mom's suspected overdose
MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) -- A 9-month-old boy found dead in a Pittsburgh-area apartment is believed to have starved after his mother died of an apparent overdose, leaving no one to care for him, authorities said Friday.... 3/6/2015 10:31 PM

Police: Slain officer a hero in 'fierce' gunbattle with 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A police officer who went to a video game store to buy a present for his son ended up in a fierce gunbattle with two would-be robbers, fighting to the end of his life to protect patrons and employees, a police captain said Friday.... 3/6/2015 11:31 PM

Remembering Selma 50 years later
It only lasted minutes, but images of sheriff's deputies lobbing tear gas and beating civil rights marchers with batons and whips on March 7, 1965 energized the nation into fighting against segregation in the South.... 3/6/2015 5:39 PM



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