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US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb.... 3/5/2015 12:42 PM


Survivor of Boston attack recalls locking eyes with bomber
BOSTON (AP) -- A man who became one of the lasting images of the Boston Marathon bombing when he was wheeled away, ashen-faced, his legs severely injured, testified Thursday that he locked eyes with the bomber's older brother before the explosives went off.... 3/5/2015 4:16 PM

Winter's last hurrah? Temperatures plummet again; more snow
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- When the late-season snow stops falling after leaving accumulations from Texas to Long Island, winter has one more blast for much of the U.S.: record low temperatures are in the forecast for dozens of cities.... 3/5/2015 4:04 PM

Court: Jodi Arias jurors reach verdict in sentencing retrial
PHOENIX (AP) -- A court in Phoenix says the jury in the Jodi Arias case has reached a verdict on whether the convicted murderer should be sentenced to life in prison or death for killing her lover nearly seven years ago.... 3/5/2015 3:58 PM

Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018
POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) -- The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.... 3/5/2015 3:43 PM

Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.... 3/5/2015 8:49 AM

Alabama justices: Until high court rules, we're in charge
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama's defiance of federal authorities during the civil rights movement.... 3/5/2015 9:58 AM

Justices will hear gay marriage cases on April 28
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will hear arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28.... 3/5/2015 4:07 PM

El Nino finally here; but this 1 is weak, weird and late
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A long anticipated El Nino has finally arrived. But for drought-struck California, it's too little, too late, meteorologists say.... 3/5/2015 3:37 PM



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