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As snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.... 11/21/2014 4:42 PM

Immigration plan draws cheers, criticism across US
Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.... 11/21/2014 1:47 PM

Key elements of Obama's actions on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:... 11/21/2014 11:06 AM

Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a state report issued Friday on the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.... 11/21/2014 5:37 PM

Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is in the hands of the FBI, the agency said Friday.... 11/21/2014 5:39 PM

5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality.... 11/21/2014 4:30 PM

Publisher withdraws textbook up for Texas approval
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- One of the nation's largest publishers has withdrawn a high school government textbook up for approval in Texas amid criticism that state curriculums exaggerate Moses' influence on American democracy.... 11/21/2014 5:00 PM

2nd man walks free after judge dismisses 1975 case
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A second man convicted nearly 40 years ago in a 1975 Cleveland slaying has walked out of jail a free man.... 11/21/2014 5:11 PM

Report: Bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.... 11/21/2014 4:23 PM

Blue pear-shaped diamond sets auction record
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Fancy Vivid Blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon has sold for $32.6 million. It's an auction record for any blue diamond.... 11/21/2014 12:46 PM