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Indiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination'
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it.... 3/29/2015 7:56 PM

Police: 2 bodies found in NYC building explosion rubble
NEW YORK (AP) -- Emergency workers found two bodies Sunday in the mass of rubble left behind when three apartment buildings collapsed during an apparent gas explosion and fire in Manhattan's East Village, police said.... 3/29/2015 11:09 PM

Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?... 3/29/2015 3:16 PM

Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia
SECO, Ky. (AP) -- Mines built this company town. Jack and Sandra Looney hope vines - the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above - will help to draw visitors here.... 3/29/2015 4:15 PM

Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge
MISSION, Texas (AP) -- A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river.... 3/29/2015 4:27 PM

More restrictive spring break pondered after party shooting
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control.... 3/29/2015 9:49 PM

LA light rail running after hitting car; driver gravely hurt
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Trains were again running by the University of Southern California early Sunday, a day after a light rail train slammed into a car injuring 21 people, including the train operator and the driver, who was in critical condition.... 3/29/2015 6:02 PM

Police ramp up rail-crossing citations after recent crashes
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A series of crashes involving trains and passenger vehicles - including deadly collisions in New York and California last month - have prompted police to ramp up ticket enforcement at railroad crossings.... 3/29/2015 4:36 PM

Boston officer improving after surgery to remove bullet
BOSTON (AP) -- A decorated Boston police officer shot point-blank in the face by a suspect was in stable condition at a hospital Sunday and improving after surgery to remove a bullet lodged below his ear, police said.... 3/29/2015 9:32 PM

Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.... 3/29/2015 6:43 PM

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