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Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren't even under review because of a quirk in the law.... 9/22/2014 2:55 AM

Global marches draw attention to climate change
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action.... 9/22/2014 12:28 AM

Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have had no confirmed sightings of the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks 10 days ago, but they say they have found an assault rifle he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail in the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods.... 9/22/2014 6:15 AM

Accused White House intruder to appear in court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance Monday in federal court.... 9/22/2014 7:17 AM

NASA's Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.... 9/22/2014 8:36 AM

Del. authorities: Bus overturns, 2 dead, injuries
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) -- Authorities have released the names of two women killed in a tour bus crash in Delaware that left 48 others injured.... 9/22/2014 10:05 AM

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.... 9/22/2014 8:46 AM

Man seen with missing UVa student being sought
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Authorities were searching for a man believed to be the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving.... 9/22/2014 10:04 AM

Crews make progress on huge California wildfire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Cooler, wet weather helped firefighters make progress on a huge Northern California wildfire that destroyed nearly three-dozen structures, forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people and forced the cancellation of a sporting event because of the smoke.... 9/22/2014 7:25 AM

AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills.... 9/22/2014 4:27 AM