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Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 hurt
NEW YORK (AP) -- A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay.... 3/5/2015 6:34 PM

Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018
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 6:26 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 6:17 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

Attorney: 'Sniper' defamation verdict should be thrown out
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- An attorney representing the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle is arguing that a judge was mistaken in awarding a $1.8 million defamation verdict to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.... 3/5/2015 6:23 PM

Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson
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 5:45 PM


Survivor of Boston attack recalls locking eyes with bomber
BOSTON (AP) -- A man who became a symbol of the Boston Marathon bombing when he was wheeled away, ashen-faced, his legs severely injured, testified Thursday that he locked eyes with one of the bombers shortly before the explosives went off.... 3/5/2015 5:47 PM

Police: Man who shot at NSA building was hearing voices
MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- The man accused of shooting at drivers in Maryland and at a National Security Agency building told police he was hearing voices.... 3/5/2015 6:21 PM



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