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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

Judge nixes motion to limit bomb survivors' grisly testimony
BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial quickly conveyed the sense of fear, pain and grief caused by the 2013 attack - by letting the victims do it for them.... 3/5/2015 3:23 PM

Winter's last hurrah? Temperatures plummet again; more snow
Much of the South was forecast to see temperatures drop 30 to 45 degrees in a 24-hour period thanks to yet another arctic cold front.... 3/5/2015 2:20 PM

APNewsBreak: Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts
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 3:05 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

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 2:00 PM

Strange circumstances surround gold heist on Interstate 95
WILSON, N.C. (AP) -- Details emerging from the theft of nearly $5 million in gold bars on an interstate highway indicate the heist was carefully planned and raise questions about who was involved other than the three armed robbers.... 3/5/2015 10:18 AM

On the wild slide: Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Sledding can be pleasant and pastoral, with big toboggans, snowy hills and rosy cheeks. And then there's skeleton sledding: belly down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug, hard ice whooshing by your face.... 3/5/2015 1:12 PM

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