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Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Presidential candidates in both parties battled for the crucial backing of blacks and Hispanics on Friday as the race shifted toward states with more minority voters.... 2/12/2016 4:44 PM

Flint crisis may help governor ease GOP doubt on Detroit aid
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Rick Snyder's standing as one of the GOP's most accomplished governors has taken a beating in the crisis over lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. Democrats, especially those running for president, have pointed to his administration's mishandling of the city's switch to a cheaper water supply as an example of Republican cost-cutting run amok.... 2/12/2016 12:29 PM

Congress bans import of forced labor products
A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America.... 2/12/2016 8:19 AM

'No rhyme or reason' for machete attack at Ohio restaurant
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- From the front door, the man with the machete didn't have a straight path to people in the booths at the small suburban restaurant. He stepped by the welcoming greeting on the front glass, past the half-wall entryway divider and the display case of kataifi and other Mediterranean pastries.... 2/12/2016 6:06 PM

Patient strategy pays off for FBI in ending Oregon standoff
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- The last four armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge surrendered without a shot being fired, signaling a victory for the FBI's patient approach and reflecting lessons that agents have learned since past bloody standoffs.... 2/12/2016 6:26 PM

House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday.... 2/12/2016 5:00 PM

Hospital where woman in custody died cited for deficiencies
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The hospital where a black woman died after she was forcibly removed from the emergency room by a white police officer was cited for 10 "deficiencies," including failing to properly exam the woman when she complained of difficulty breathing, state health officials said.... 2/12/2016 5:42 PM

Obstacles abound in prosecution of Texas priest in cold case
HOUSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors face a tough road in their case against a former priest accused this week in the killing of a young Texas teacher and beauty queen nearly 56 years ago, according to legal experts.... 2/12/2016 6:10 PM

Death of officer, 2nd killed in line of duty, shakes Fargo
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's largest city has been shaken by the fatal shooting of a decorated police officer, the first death of a Fargo officer in the line of duty in more than 130 years.... 2/12/2016 12:26 PM

Ohio company sells classic Etch A Sketch to Toronto toy firm
BRYAN, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio company that has produced or owned the Etch A Sketch for more than five decades has sold the classic toy to a Toronto-based toy firm.... 2/12/2016 4:59 PM



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