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U of Chicago threat came amid tension over police shooting
CHICAGO (AP) -- The University of Chicago may have felt it had no choice but to take the extreme step of closing for an entire day after an online threat against whites on campus that authorities say was motived by the police shooting of a black teenager, security experts said.... 12/1/2015 7:20 AM

Appalachia grasps for hope as coal jobs fade
NEW YORK (AP) -- The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.... 12/1/2015 3:41 PM

Southern California man dies in crash hours after good deed
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A San Diego-area woman is working to honor the memory of a stranger who died hours after he paid for her groceries and asked her to "pay it forward."... 12/1/2015 3:27 PM

More prospective jurors questioned for Freddie Gray trial
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A second set of 75 prospective jurors was due to be questioned in a Baltimore court for the first trial of a city police officer stemming from Freddie Gray's death.... 12/1/2015 8:33 AM

Dad accused of taking Alabama boy pleads not guilty
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A man accused of taking his 5-year-old son from Alabama in 2002 and creating a life for them in Ohio under new identities pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and other charges Tuesday in Cleveland.... 12/1/2015 3:39 PM

Conviction of ex-speaker sends NY politics into turmoil
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh calls to overhaul a system that has stubbornly clung to its long history of corruption.... 12/1/2015 4:10 PM

A proposed luxury resort where eagles soar stirs anger
WARSAW, Va. (AP) -- Twice a year, bald eagles from as far north as Canada and as far south as Florida flock by the thousands to a stretch of the Rappahannock River in Virginia for an all-you-can-eat buffet. They perch in trees atop pale cliffs rising along this river to the Chesapeake Bay and dive bomb the waters for shad, catfish, stripers and even waterfowl.... 12/1/2015 9:13 AM

Monsanto pledges to be carbon neutral by 2021
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021, in part by working with farmers who use its products to help them reduce carbon emissions, the company's CEO told The Associated Press.... 12/1/2015 9:45 AM

Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad's future
PARIS (AP) -- President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country's long civil war, but warned the turnaround would not come overnight.... 12/1/2015 3:12 PM

The Latest on Freddie Gray: Judge questions possible jurors
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The latest on the trial of a police officer accused in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal injury in the back of a transport van (all times local):... 12/1/2015 4:26 PM

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