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With FBI ring tightening, last Oregon occupiers give up
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- With the FBI tightening its ring around them, the last four holdouts in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered Thursday, ending a 41-day standoff that left one man dead and exposed simmering anger over the government's control of vast expanses of Western land.... 2/12/2016 12:06 AM

Cliven Bundy to remain in jail in 2014 Nevada standoff case
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The father of the jailed leader of a group that occupied an Oregon federal wildlife refuge was charged Thursday by federal authorities with leading a tense April 2014 armed standoff with Bureau of Land Management agents near his ranch in Nevada.... 2/12/2016 12:04 AM

NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting
NEW YORK (AP) -- A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability.... 2/12/2016 3:10 AM

The Latest: Mayor hopes verdict in cop's case brings closure
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local):... 2/12/2016 2:15 AM

Son: Gunman who killed deputies violent, abusive to family
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) -- Before he fired a shot at a sheriff's deputy, sending bystanders fleeing from a suburban sandwich shop, a drifter had a history of harming, stalking and scaring those closest to him, according to the man's estranged son.... 2/12/2016 3:07 AM

Teen who killed 5 family members to be sentenced as juvenile
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A judge cleared the way Thursday for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen's attorneys argued he could be psychologically rehabilitated.... 2/12/2016 5:12 AM

Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A blowout at a natural gas well that leaked uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said.... 2/12/2016 1:15 AM

Jury rules against Montana woman's wrongful-birth lawsuit
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis.... 2/12/2016 4:55 AM

Fargo officer just 2nd killed in line of duty
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A North Dakota police officer died Thursday of a gunshot wound suffered while responding to a domestic disturbance hours earlier, becoming just the second Fargo officer to die in the line of duty and the first in more than a century.... 2/12/2016 4:01 AM

Ohio police kill man they say injured 4 with machete
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said.... 2/12/2016 5:30 AM

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