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APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 - a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public.... 1/29/2015 6:59 PM

Chief: Not clear how officer was hurt when teen was killed
DENVER (AP) -- The Denver police chief says it is not clear from a preliminary investigation how an officer was injured when a 17-year-old girl driving a stolen car was killed by police.... 1/29/2015 7:35 PM

Balloon crew shifting course toward Mexico due to weather
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The pilots of a helium balloon attempting a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean were aiming for Canada, but now the weather has forced them to make a sweeping right turn toward Mexico.... 1/29/2015 7:39 PM

Fort Hood gunman Hasan says he wants to keep top lawyer
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) -- The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 appeared in court Thursday without the beard he had fought to keep and said he wanted to keep his lead appeals lawyer. A change of counsel could complicate an already delayed review process.... 1/29/2015 7:23 PM

Last-ditch foreclosure hearings draw many Detroit homeowners
DETROIT (AP) -- Hundreds of Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their properties flocked Thursday to hearings that offered a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure and to keep the houses from adding to the city's already huge glut of vacant dwellings.... 1/29/2015 7:57 PM

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors showed the jury security-camera footage from his own home to tie him to the crime.... 1/29/2015 7:52 PM

Deadly San Francisco blaze spurs look at fire alarms
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Residents fleeing a massive blaze that killed a man and injured five people as it ripped through a building in San Francisco's bustling Mission District told officials they did not hear fire alarms and could not get to fire escapes.... 1/29/2015 8:13 PM

Dartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they're enrolled at the Ivy League school.... 1/29/2015 8:07 PM

Long-awaited trial to open in Etan Patz missing-child case
NEW YORK (AP) -- The teenage stock clerk was just a name in a file for decades, one of many people police encountered while searching for a 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz. Thirty-five years later, Pedro Hernandez is going on trial in a case that defined the nation's approach to missing children.... 1/29/2015 7:40 PM

US colleges seek economic diversity in students from China
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Widely regarded overseas as places only for children of the rich and powerful, top American universities like Yale and Harvard are increasing efforts to attract the best international students, regardless of their financial backgrounds.... 1/29/2015 8:20 PM

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