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Beheading suspect's conversion surprised family
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.... 9/30/2014 5:11 AM

Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U.S. government's test of the world's first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert nearly 70 years ago.... 9/30/2014 12:50 AM

Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.... 9/30/2014 2:52 AM

Marijuana industry makes political donations
DENVER (AP) -- The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.... 9/29/2014 4:44 PM

Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.... 9/30/2014 9:14 AM

Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms
DETROIT (AP) -- The reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt - and that's if they can even get it.... 9/30/2014 1:23 AM

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case
PHOENIX (AP) -- Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.... 9/30/2014 2:35 AM

SC cop indicted in shooting shrouded in mystery
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) -- Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with some habits, including ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over.... 9/30/2014 8:44 AM

Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt in crash
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.... 9/29/2014 11:12 PM

Firing proposed for 6 NYC guards in inmate beating
NEW YORK (AP) -- An administrative law judge on Monday recommended that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate in a now-shuttered solitary confinement dorm for mentally ill prisoners.... 9/30/2014 12:56 AM