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Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren't even under review because of a quirk in the law.... 9/22/2014 2:55 AM

Global marches draw attention to climate change
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action.... 9/22/2014 12:28 AM

Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have had no confirmed sightings of the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks 10 days ago, but they say they have found an assault rifle he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail in the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods.... 9/22/2014 6:15 AM

Accused White House intruder to appear in court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance Monday in federal court.... 9/22/2014 7:17 AM

Some California wells run dry amid drought
EAST PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by.... 9/21/2014 5:26 PM

Del. authorities: Bus overturns, 2 dead, injuries
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) -- A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving two women dead and several other people injured, authorities said.... 9/22/2014 7:02 AM

Authorities: Islamic State group an online threat
NEW YORK (AP) -- The latest issue of the digital magazine "Dabiq" features glossy photos of smiling militants from the Islamic State group, mutilated bodies on the battlefield and articles with titles such as, "There is No Life Without Jihad" and "Foley's Blood is on Obama's Hands."... 9/21/2014 6:58 PM

NASA's Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.... 9/22/2014 8:36 AM

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) -- A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.... 9/21/2014 7:49 AM

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.... 9/22/2014 8:46 AM