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Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.... 11/21/2014 10:31 PM

With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Residents of western New York may soon have to worry about the water in their basements as well as the snow on their roofs.... 11/21/2014 9:15 PM

AP PHOTOS: Buffalo area digs out after epic storm
The Buffalo area began the backbreaking work of digging itself out Friday after a historic 7-foot wallop of snow and braced for possible flooding ahead of what is expected to be a much warmer weekend.... 11/21/2014 7:50 PM

Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Adam Lanza's parents and educators contributed to his social isolation in the years before he carried out the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by accommodating - and not confronting - his difficulties engaging with the world, according to a state report issued Friday.... 11/21/2014 9:37 PM

More signs of Florida shooter's troubled life
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A man who shot three people at a Florida State University library complained to police and property managers in New Mexico that cameras were watching him in his apartment and that he heard voices talking about and laughing at him, according to police reports released Friday.... 11/21/2014 10:55 PM

Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said the panel is still in session.... 11/21/2014 10:04 PM

Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program
Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that handles injury claims worries that if more are filed, they will take even longer to handle than they already do.... 11/21/2014 11:37 PM

Arrest in 2007 killing of mom who led double life
DENVER (AP) -- A man arrested Friday in the killing of a Colorado single mom who vanished more than seven years ago was one of the many unsavory clients she had while leading a double life as a paid escort, investigators say.... 11/22/2014 12:11 AM

Unarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex
NEW YORK (AP) -- A rookie police officer walking with his gun drawn in a darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex accidentally shot and killed a man who was leaving the building with his girlfriend, authorities said Friday.... 11/21/2014 9:59 PM

Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas' school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation's second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh - capping months of outcry over lessons some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims.... 11/21/2014 10:04 PM