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APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 - a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public.... 1/29/2015 6:59 PM

Chief: Officers told teens to get out of car before shooting
DENVER (AP) -- Police told teens several times to get out of a stolen car before opening fire and killing the 17-year-old girl behind the wheel as she drove at one of the officers, Denver's police chief said.... 1/29/2015 5:31 PM

Prosecutors, defense present cases in Aaron Hernandez trial
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez orchestrated the killing of a semiprofessional football player, then covered up, prosecutors charged Thursday in opening statements, while the defense countered that authorities ignored the evidence and zeroed in on their client from the beginning.... 1/29/2015 6:37 PM

Clean-shaven Fort Hood gunman Hasan could get new lawyer
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) -- The gunman who killed 13 people at the Texas military base Fort Hood in 2009 may receive a new attorney to handle his appeals, which could complicate an already-delayed review process.... 1/29/2015 6:46 PM

Dartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they're enrolled at the Ivy League school.... 1/29/2015 5:14 PM

Squatters slow Detroit's plan to bulldoze way to prosperity
DETROIT (AP) -- Chris Mathews' crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit's grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there.... 1/29/2015 4:35 PM

Charles Townes, who helped invent now-ubiquitous laser, dies
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast.... 1/29/2015 2:06 PM

NYC mayor's vibrant deaf interpreter creates his own storm
NEW YORK (AP) -- They were hanging on his every word - and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions.... 1/29/2015 11:00 AM

Venezuelan hedge fund manager gets 13 years in prison
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- A Venezuelan hedge fund manager has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for running a massive Connecticut-based investment fraud scheme that involved hundreds of millions of dollars.... 1/29/2015 7:01 PM

St. Louis police review board hearing cut short over scuffle
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The first public discussion about a proposed civilian police oversight board in St. Louis was cut short after a commotion broke out in the crowd.... 1/29/2015 7:03 PM

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