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3 Oregon occupiers apparently surrender; 1 refusing to go
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- Three of the four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon apparently turned themselves in Thursday, a day after authorities moved in to the property nearly six weeks into the takeover and arrested a figure in the fight against federal control of public lands.... 2/11/2016 6:43 PM

Cleveland mayor apologizes for billing family of dead boy
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The mayor of Cleveland has apologized for the city sending a claim to the estate of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white officer, seeking $500 for transporting the boy by ambulance to a hospital.... 2/11/2016 6:08 PM

Son: Gunman who killed 2 deputies had emotional problems
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) -- The son of a gunman who fatally shot two Maryland sheriff's deputies before he was killed in a shootout says his father was a heavy drinker with emotional problems, but never spoke poorly of police.... 2/11/2016 4:21 PM

Fargo police say officer shot during standoff won't survive
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating Thursday if a man suspected of shooting a North Dakota police officer who is not expected to survive subsequently shot himself, or if a police bullet took his life during an 11-hour standoff in Fargo... 2/11/2016 5:38 PM

Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking
ATLANTA (AP) -- More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking, the latest in a federal effort to crack down on contraband and criminal activity in the state's prisons.... 2/11/2016 3:39 PM

Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.... 2/11/2016 6:47 PM

Health care battle brewing between governors in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear launched a major effort to thwart his Republican successor's health care policies, a move he described as an act of conscience that would protect his legacy and health insurance for more than half a million people.... 2/11/2016 5:43 PM

Revitalized El Paso ready to show off for papal tourists
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- No longer the desolate space it was a few years ago, downtown El Paso is ripe with new hotels, bars, restaurants - and bulldozers that herald the planned construction of a streetcar, a children's museum, a Mexican-American cultural center and new mixed-used buildings.... 2/11/2016 6:20 PM

House report details EPA missteps in Colorado mine spill
DENVER (AP) -- A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released Thursday by a U.S. House committee.... 2/11/2016 7:06 PM

Study: Neanderthal DNA may influence modern depression risk
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new study says a person's risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals.... 2/11/2016 7:14 PM

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