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Emotions rise as people hear immigration plan
Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.... 11/21/2014 6:32 AM

Woman watches as Obama tells her story in speech
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Astrid Silva didn't hear her name when the president of the United States first said it Thursday night.... 11/21/2014 6:36 AM

Snow ending, but rain possible for Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A snowfall that brought huge snowdrifts and closed roads around Buffalo was finally expected to stop, but residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and into the coming week raised the possibility of floods and the specter of roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.... 11/21/2014 6:27 AM

Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said.... 11/21/2014 3:54 AM

Poll: Employers watching insurance costs closely
Despite years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul, employers consider employee health insurance a priority. But new surveys suggest coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years.... 11/21/2014 8:21 AM

Marine with robotic leg braces to get Bronze Star
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago.... 11/21/2014 6:07 AM

Union: Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson officer
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from a grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday.... 11/21/2014 2:47 AM

Prosecutors drop charges for 3 men 40 years later
CLEVELAND (AP) -- There is a possibility that three men, two brothers and their best friend, could be reunited nearly 40 years after they were sentenced to death for a 1975 slaying they say they did not commit.... 11/21/2014 6:41 AM

Gay couples exchange vows in Montana after ruling
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- As they stood linking arms and holding bouquets, Linda Gryczan and Constance Enzweiler of Helena married Thursday after waiting 31 years.... 11/21/2014 3:04 AM

Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83
NEW YORK (AP) -- A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence.... 11/20/2014 11:09 PM