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Prosecutors dismiss 1975 murder charges against 3
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kwame Ajamu was underneath his truck fixing a fuel pump when his childhood friend, Ricky Jackson, called and asked if Ajamu could give him a ride home on Friday.... 11/20/2014 10:48 PM

Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83
NEW YORK (AP) -- A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence.... 11/20/2014 11:09 PM

Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities don't know why Myron May targeted his alma mater Thursday when he opened fire on students at Florida State University's library, but they do know he thought the government was watching him and out to get him.... 11/20/2014 11:30 PM

Roofs collapse under Buffalo snow
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total to an epic 7 feet or more.... 11/20/2014 10:28 PM

More on the snow: Snowbound band; football effects
Lake-effect storms have dumped more than 7 feet of snow on parts of the Buffalo area in the past few days, and more is possible, along with potential rain and flooding this weekend. The storm at a glance:... 11/20/2014 9:58 PM

Union: Ferguson officer does not expect charges
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown does not expect to face criminal charges from a Missouri grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday.... 11/20/2014 10:59 PM

Officials downplay debates over Ebola aid response
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. officials on Thursday acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding.... 11/20/2014 11:21 PM

St. Louis region prepares for Ferguson decision
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The August shooting led to weeks of protests, some of them violent, and many people fear renewed violence after the decision, particularly if the panel does not issue an indictment. Some key things to know about the situation:... 11/20/2014 7:42 PM

Gay couples exchange vows in Montana after ruling
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- As they stood linking arms and holding bouquets, Linda Gryczan and Constance Enzweiler of Helena married Thursday after waiting 31 years.... 11/20/2014 10:42 PM

Police: Woman, 3 children shot in New Jersey
TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) -- A shooting at a home in a secluded wooded area of southern New Jersey left two children dead and a woman believed to be their mother and the children's brother critically wounded, state police said Thursday.... 11/20/2014 11:19 PM