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Why 5.5 percent unemployment isn't as great as it seems
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent - the level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound.... 3/6/2015 9:21 PM

Obama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The police situation in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday, as he prepared to commemorate a half-century since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama.... 3/6/2015 9:18 PM

NTSB has plenty of questions to answer in NYC runway slide
NEW YORK (AP) -- As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation into a Delta jetliner that slid off a runway while landing during a snowstorm at LaGuardia Airport, there is no shortage of questions to pursue:... 3/6/2015 7:07 PM

Witness: Hernandez DNA matched cigarette butt at crime scene
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's DNA was found on a cigarette butt at the scene of a murder near his home, a crime lab scientist testified Friday.... 3/6/2015 8:13 PM

Doctor helping downed pilot is shocked to find Harrison Ford
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dr. Sanjay Khurana was wrapping up a golf game when a vintage plane buzzed overhead, clipped a tree and "dropped like a rock" onto the green. He rushed to the crash, finding a pilot bleeding from a deep gash in his head.... 3/6/2015 9:53 PM

Cops: Baby apparently starves after mom's suspected overdose
MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) -- A 10-month-old boy found dead in a Pittsburgh-area apartment is believed to have starved after his 22-year-old mother died of an apparent overdose, leaving no one to care for him, authorities said Friday.... 3/6/2015 8:15 PM

Hello Ceres! NASA spacecraft on first visit to dwarf planet
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After a nearly eight-year journey, a NASA spacecraft on Friday flawlessly slipped into orbit around Ceres in the first visit to a dwarf planet.... 3/6/2015 6:58 PM

Remembering Selma 50 years later
It only lasted minutes, but images of sheriff's deputies lobbing tear gas and beating civil rights marchers with batons and whips on March 7, 1965 energized the nation into fighting against segregation in the South.... 3/6/2015 5:39 PM

Ferguson police chief stays on the job after federal report
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson was still on the job Friday, two days after a government report blasted his beleaguered department for years of racial profiling, and the mayor refused to speculate about the chief's future, saying his role was not to "just chop heads."... 3/6/2015 9:55 PM

Prosecutors: Phony cosmetic surgeon was no medical expert
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Prosecutors in a Philadelphia murder trial say a phony cosmetic surgeon kept up the ruse of being a medical expert even as a client began to die.... 3/6/2015 9:26 PM



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