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DOJ 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 5:49 AM

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

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

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

Mom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in court
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom.... 9/16/2014 5:52 AM

NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits await
NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- The criminal case stemming from a boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fianc??'s best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.... 9/16/2014 6:19 AM

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.... 9/15/2014 3:31 PM