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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

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 9:03 AM

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.... 9/16/2014 5:31 AM

Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.... 9/16/2014 1:08 PM

House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem.... 9/16/2014 1:38 PM

Profile of gunman who ambushed troopers released
The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp. He made several trips to a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania, picking just the right hiding spot from which he could launch an ambush and make his escape.... 9/16/2014 12:33 PM

FBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun use
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) -- The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.... 9/16/2014 1:41 PM

Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into 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 because of his stardom remains up in the air, depending on whom you ask.... 9/16/2014 6:23 AM

Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.... 9/16/2014 1:21 PM

Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San Francisco
GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) -- Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.... 9/16/2014 1:34 PM