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Beheading suspect's conversion surprised family
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.... 9/30/2014 5:11 AM

Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U.S. government's test of the world's first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert nearly 70 years ago.... 9/30/2014 12:50 AM

Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.... 9/30/2014 2:52 AM

Marijuana industry makes political donations
DENVER (AP) -- The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.... 9/29/2014 4:44 PM

Police link 2nd case to missing Va. student arrest
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A forensic clue uncovered in the investigation of a missing University of Virginia student has led investigators to believe they have "a significant break" in the unsolved death of another young woman who had vanished from the campus five years ago, police said Monday, and perhaps an unsolved rape from years before.... 9/29/2014 10:00 PM

Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms
DETROIT (AP) -- The reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt - and that's if they can even get it.... 9/30/2014 1:23 AM

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case
PHOENIX (AP) -- Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.... 9/30/2014 2:35 AM

Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt in crash
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.... 9/29/2014 11:12 PM

Firing proposed for 6 NYC guards in inmate beating
NEW YORK (AP) -- An administrative law judge on Monday recommended that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate in a now-shuttered solitary confinement dorm for mentally ill prisoners.... 9/30/2014 12:56 AM

Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports
NEW YORK (AP) -- Traffic at Chicago's two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traffic control center disrupted much of the nation's air-travel system. The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily assigned other controllers to oversee the airspace normally covered by the crippled suburban facility, but full service may not be restored for two weeks. A closer look at some key questions surrounding the many de... 9/29/2014 10:13 PM