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On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) -- President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska.... 9/3/2015 7:24 AM

Vigil held for Illinois police officer nearing retirement
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was on the brink of retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement. At 52, the tattooed police officer with a shaved head could still be tough and intimidating if the job called for it.... 9/3/2015 2:18 AM

Hunt for 3 suspects widens after Illinois officer's death
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the men were still in the area where the slaying happened.... 9/3/2015 5:13 AM

Report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons in what not to do
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community.... 9/3/2015 7:31 AM

SAT scores slip slightly; more students take test
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Student performance on the SAT college entrance exam is lagging, continuing a mostly downward trend over the last five years.... 9/3/2015 7:30 AM

Teens take on preservation work at national monuments
AT THE BOTTOM OF FRIJOLES CANYON, N.M. (AP) -- With the sun blazing overhead, the crew of Native American youth tries to work quickly. Their hands are covered with dry, cracked mud as they repair the stone walls that make up one of the more prominent cultural sites at Bandelier National Monument.... 9/3/2015 5:28 AM

Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country - 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest.... 9/3/2015 6:27 AM

AP survey: How cities are handling surge in oil trains
Mile-long trains carrying millions of gallons of crude have become a common sight in cities around the U.S., raising concern about the possibility of a catastrophic derailment near crowded neighborhoods or critical infrastructure.... 9/3/2015 6:20 AM

Lesbian couple, like Kentucky clerk, standing up for beliefs
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio.... 9/2/2015 9:59 PM

US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam's message
BOSTON (AP) -- Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad.... 9/3/2015 6:02 AM



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