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US extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding.... 9/16/2014 1:33 PM

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.... 9/16/2014 9:03 AM

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.... 9/16/2014 5:31 AM

Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.... 9/16/2014 2:59 PM

Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006.... 9/16/2014 2:44 PM

House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report.... 9/16/2014 3:43 PM

Police get search warrant in barracks ambush probe
Pennsylvania State Police have obtained a search warrant in their investigation of an ambush that killed one trooper and critically wounded another outside a remote barracks.... 9/16/2014 3:49 PM

Capt. Citrus, face of Florida OJ, gets a makeover
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Captain Citrus was born in 2011 as a big, fat talking orange wearing a green cape. Now he's being transformed into a buff Marvel Comics superhero who will fight evil alongside the likes of Captain America.... 9/16/2014 3:22 PM

FBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun use
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) -- The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.... 9/16/2014 1:41 PM

Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice entered after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases - but whether that means he got special treatment depends who you ask.... 9/16/2014 1:48 PM