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'Not Mayberry anymore': Oil patch cops scramble to keep up
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) -- Police chief Art Walgren knew how much the oil boom had changed this once-sleepy town when he spotted something that would have been unheard of not long ago: license plates from Sinaloa, Mexico, home to one of the world's most violent drug cartels.... 1/24/2015 5:48 PM

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling
ATLANTA (AP) -- A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.... 1/24/2015 7:58 PM

Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.... 1/24/2015 4:36 PM

Transgender teen's death stirs action in US and beyond
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Leelah Alcorn wrote a note on her Tumblr blog, then walked through the night and into the path of a tractor-trailer rumbling down a highway. In the final message attributed to her, she pleaded: "My death needs to mean something. ... Fix society. Please."... 1/24/2015 7:00 PM

Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said.... 1/24/2015 7:40 PM

Winter's 1st big storm leaves snow, slush covering Northeast
BOSTON (AP) -- Parts of the Northeast got their first real taste of winter on Saturday as a storm crawling up the coast left a slushy, snowy coating from Pennsylvania to New England, but forecasters are watching a possible second shot of snow that could affect the region early in the work week.... 1/25/2015 12:49 AM

Company seeks rights to names of iconic Grand Canyon lodges
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself.... 1/25/2015 12:37 AM

Police: Third person dies after shooting at Nebraska party
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded, and most witnesses refusing to help investigators, according to police.... 1/24/2015 11:59 PM

FBI: No bombs found on planes in Atlanta after threat
ATLANTA (AP) -- Law enforcement officials found no bombs on two planes at Atlanta's main airport after authorities received what they considered credible threats, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said.... 1/25/2015 12:00 AM

Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers.... 1/25/2015 12:04 AM

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