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APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 - a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public.... 1/29/2015 6:02 PM

Chief: Officers told teens to get out of car before shooting
DENVER (AP) -- Police told teens several times to get out of a stolen car before opening fire and killing the 17-year-old girl behind the wheel as she drove at one of the officers, Denver's police chief said.... 1/29/2015 5:31 PM

Defense: Cops quickly focused on Aaron Hernandez in killing
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A defense lawyer in the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez says police and prosecutors targeted his client in the murder case from the beginning.... 1/29/2015 6:16 PM

Clean-shaven Fort Hood gunman Hasan could get new lawyer
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) -- The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 may receive a new attorney to handle his appeals, which could complicate an already delayed review process.... 1/29/2015 6:05 PM

Dartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they're enrolled at the Ivy League school.... 1/29/2015 5:14 PM

Squatters slow Detroit's plan to bulldoze way to prosperity
DETROIT (AP) -- Chris Mathews' crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit's grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there.... 1/29/2015 4:35 PM

Charles Townes, who helped invent now-ubiquitous laser, dies
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast.... 1/29/2015 2:06 PM

NYC mayor's vibrant deaf interpreter creates his own storm
NEW YORK (AP) -- They were hanging on his every word - and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions.... 1/29/2015 11:00 AM

Fugitive treasure hunter says in court he is very sick
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A treasure hunter who vanished two years ago while he was in a dispute over one of the greatest deep-sea hauls in American history was in court Thursday, appearing ready to defend himself and saying he was in an "extreme medical situation."... 1/29/2015 6:29 PM

Balloon crew draws closer to North America
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The pilots of a helium-filled balloon on a daring flight across the Pacific Ocean drew closer to North America as they attempt to break two world records.... 1/29/2015 8:43 AM



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