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NY highway opens as snow ends; flooding a concern
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A stretch of the New York State Thruway closed by a snowfall totaling up to 7 feet has reopened for the first time since hundreds of motorists were stranded Tuesday.... 11/21/2014 8:33 PM

AP PHOTOS: Buffalo area digs out after epic storm
The Buffalo area began the backbreaking work of digging itself out Friday after a historic 7-foot wallop of snow and braced for possible flooding ahead of what is expected to be a much warmer weekend.... 11/21/2014 7:50 PM

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 (AP) -- The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a state report issued Friday on the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.... 11/21/2014 5:37 PM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

Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said the panel is still in session.... 11/21/2014 7:44 PM

$139M deal reached in school molestation case
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.... 11/21/2014 7:43 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

Unarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex
NEW YORK (AP) -- A rookie police officer walking with his gun drawn in a darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex accidentally shot and killed a man who was leaving the building with his girlfriend, authorities said Friday.... 11/21/2014 8:47 PM

Correction: Deadly Crash story
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- In a story Nov. 20 about a family killed in a car crash on their way to Disney World, The Associated Press reported erroneously the charge against the driver. The 16-year-old was cited with careless operation, a misdemeanor, not reckless operation of a vehicle, which is a felony.... 11/21/2014 6:18 PM

Marine with robotic leg braces to get Bronze Star
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago.... 11/21/2014 7:44 PM