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Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement.... 3/6/2015 2:32 PM

Solid US jobs report: 295K positions added; rate at 5.5 pct.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A burst of hiring in February underscored the resilience and confidence of U.S. businesses, which are adding workers at the fastest pace in 17 years. Yet the strong job gains did little to raise wages last month.... 3/6/2015 6:02 PM

Runways open at LaGuardia after plane that skidded removed
NEW YORK (AP) -- The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice.... 3/6/2015 4:47 PM

Witness: Aaron Hernandez DNA matched butt at crime scene
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A crime lab scientist testifying in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified that his DNA matched DNA found on a cigarette butt at the crime scene.... 3/6/2015 5:17 PM

Harrison Ford's love of flight marked by mishaps, service
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford finds his answer in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies.... 3/6/2015 5:52 PM

Ford's real-life bravado equals Han Solo, Indiana Jones
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters that he has played on the screen.... 3/6/2015 9:39 AM

Police: Professor had given ex-convict $37K before killing
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A retired University of Florida professor was killed by an ex-convict to whom he'd given $37,000 in recent years in what authorities described as a "Good Samaritan" relationship, police said.... 3/6/2015 5:55 PM

APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders, DOJ officials to meet again
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ferguson city leaders will meet with Justice Department officials in about two weeks and provide a plan for ways to improve the police department following a scathing report released this week, Mayor James Knowles III said Friday.... 3/6/2015 5:39 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

Colorful 'body sculptor' finishes testimony in murder trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Gothic hip-hop artist finished testifying Friday in her cosmetic-surgery murder trial but not before she asked to say something more to the jury.... 3/6/2015 4:58 PM



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