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US extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding.... 9/16/2014 1:33 PM

Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.... 9/16/2014 4:16 PM

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.... 9/16/2014 4:14 PM

New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The supervisor drew his finger in a slashing motion moments after the final hand of blackjack had been dealt at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino.... 9/16/2014 5:07 PM

Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Fire crews aided by calmer winds and aircraft knocked down a wildfire Tuesday that damaged or destroyed 100 homes and a church and forced more than 1,000 people to flee a small town near the Oregon border.... 9/16/2014 5:11 PM

Official: Suspect in police ambush lived nearby
A law enforcement official says a suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a barracks recently lived with his parents in a town about 20 miles from the shooting scene.... 9/16/2014 5:53 PM

Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.... 9/16/2014 4:03 PM

Transgender teenager in confinement case escapes
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said.... 9/16/2014 4:58 PM

Ohio school bus driver killed during safety drill
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Police say an Ohio school bus driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl during an evacuation drill outside a charter school.... 9/16/2014 4:41 PM

Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice entered after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases - but whether that means he got special treatment depends who you ask.... 9/16/2014 5:48 PM