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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 7:07 AM

Jurors hear graphic accounts of Boston Marathon bombing
BOSTON (AP) -- It didn't take long for prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial to convey the sense of fear, pain and grief caused by the 2013 attack. They let victims do it for them.... 3/5/2015 6:54 AM

Temps drop at over 30 degrees ahead of next winter storm
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, according to the latest forecasts.... 3/5/2015 9:31 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 6:29 AM

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

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

NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays
NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City.... 3/5/2015 2:42 AM

Couple plead not guilty to locking up kids 22 hours a day
JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) -- A husband and wife accused of making three of their adopted children virtual prisoners inside their home pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a case that began after prosecutors say two girls crashed the family van while trying to make their escape.... 3/5/2015 12:48 AM

Md shootings: Suspect's divorce petition dismissed this week
MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- The man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland learned his petition for divorce was dismissed at the height of the shooting streak.... 3/5/2015 10:36 AM

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