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Plane that skidded off LaGuardia runway did not touch water
NEW YORK (AP) -- An official says a plane from Atlanta that skidded off a runway while landing in driving snow at LaGuardia Airport did not make contact with an icy bay but instead came to rest on an embankment next to the water.... 3/5/2015 7:20 PM

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years
POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) -- The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.... 3/5/2015 7:21 PM

Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty
PHOENIX (AP) -- Jurors who deadlocked on the punishment for convicted murderer Jodi Arias, sparing her life, said Thursday that they were 11-1 in favor of the death penalty and tried unsuccessfully to get the lone holdout kicked off the panel.... 3/5/2015 8:37 PM

Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans.... 3/5/2015 7:03 PM

Ringling Bros to retire its elephants, ending a tradition
POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Elephants have always been part of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ever since showman P.T. Barnum brought Jumbo, "a massive 12-foot African elephant," to America in 1882 to star in the "Greatest Show on Earth." Whenever the circus came to town, parades of pachyderms heralded its arrival, drawing patriotic crowds that boosted sales and even attracted vote-hungry politicians. Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, still keeps 43 elephants, 13 of ... 3/5/2015 8:30 PM

Boston bombing victim recalls seeing her shredded leg
BOSTON (AP) -- Roseann Sdoia saw two flashes of white light at her feet near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, looked down, and for a split second thought to herself: I'm wearing strappy sandals.... 3/5/2015 7:52 PM


Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?
POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) -- The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018.... 3/5/2015 6:30 PM

Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson
WASHINGTON (AP) -- They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience.... 3/5/2015 7:46 PM

Chain of kidney transplants begins in San Francisco hospital
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The first of a series of interlinked kidney transplants involving six patients and six donors has started at a San Francisco hospital.... 3/5/2015 7:21 PM



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