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Obama visit to Arctic spotlights tough life in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- With a historic visit to the Alaska Arctic, President Barack Obama was shining a spotlight Wednesday on the plight of residents in rural Alaska, where Alaska Natives and others toil under rough-and-tumble conditions that most Americans would be hard-pressed to imagine.... 9/3/2015 12:42 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.... 9/2/2015 11:28 PM

Are more police getting killed? A look at officer deaths
CHICAGO (AP) -- The killing of a veteran police officer north of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz' death on Tuesday triggered a manhunt for three suspects around the small Illinois community where the 52-year-old officer worked. A look at some of the latest slayings and data on other officer killings:... 9/2/2015 9:31 PM

New Ferguson report offers lessons on handling protests
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 12:55 AM

National parks seeing huge spikes in visitation this summer
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking views and long waits, whether it is to get into the national park itself or to find a parking spot inside. A few frustrated tourists have even turned around and left.... 9/2/2015 6:50 PM

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

Autopsy: Football player shot by police had drugs in system
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A black college football player killed by a white police officer likely used a synthetic psychedelic drug and marijuana prior to the deadly confrontation at a Texas car dealership, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.... 9/2/2015 11:10 PM

Sheriff: Texas man killed by deputies appeared to hold knife
DALLAS (AP) -- A second video that captured Texas deputies fatally shooting a man whose hands were raised appears to show that he was holding a knife, a sheriff said Wednesday, declining to release the video because the investigation is still going on.... 9/2/2015 10:45 PM

Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case.... 9/2/2015 11:18 PM

Judge OKs gender surgery opposed by 48-year-old's parents
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for a 48-year-old transgender woman to undergo gender-reassignment surgery, rejecting her parents' effort to block the operation because they say she's mentally incompetent.... 9/3/2015 12:42 AM

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