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Plane that skidded off LaGuardia runway did not touch water
NEW YORK (AP) -- An official says a plane from Atlanta that skidded off a runway while landing in driving snow at LaGuardia Airport did not make contact with an icy bay but instead came to rest on an embankment next to the water.... 3/5/2015 7:20 PM

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years
POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) -- The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.... 3/5/2015 7:21 PM

Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?
POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) -- The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018.... 3/5/2015 6:30 PM

Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks
PHOENIX (AP) -- Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008.... 3/5/2015 7:09 PM

Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans.... 3/5/2015 7:03 PM

Boston bombing victim recalls seeing her shredded leg
BOSTON (AP) -- Roseann Sdoia saw two flashes of white light at her feet near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, looked down, and for a split second thought to herself: I'm wearing strappy sandals.... 3/5/2015 7:52 PM


Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson
WASHINGTON (AP) -- They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience.... 3/5/2015 7:46 PM

Chain of kidney transplants begins in San Francisco hospital
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The first of a series of interlinked kidney transplants involving six patients and six donors has started at a San Francisco hospital.... 3/5/2015 7:21 PM

US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb.... 3/5/2015 5:52 PM



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