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March 4, 2015 - 3:08am
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RENO, Nev. (AP) — School officials insist that everything is back to normal after a riot at a juvenile rehabilitation center in rural western Nevada. But the local sheriff says the neighboring town is on edge and "at its wits' end" following the latest in a series of violent outbursts by the teenagers.

Two buildings at the youth camp on the edge of Yerington were set on fire, four staff members were hurt and 10 of the youths were on the run over the weekend after...

March 4, 2015 - 3:05am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama's health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people.

The justices are meeting Wednesday to try to determine whether the law makes people in all 50 states eligible for federal tax subsidies to reduce their insurance premiums. Or does it limit tax credits to people who live in states with their own health insurance marketplaces?

A...

March 4, 2015 - 3:02am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.

Ferguson officials expect the report to be released Wednesday.

The Ferguson Police Department commanded national attention after one of its officers shot and killed an unarmed black man, 18-year-old Michael...

March 4, 2015 - 2:54am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner's (BAY-nur's) job is safe despite passing yet another big bill that most of his Republican colleagues opposed.

The bill he backed Tuesday averted defunding the Department of Homeland Security while leaving President Barack Obama's deportation policies untouched.

But Boehner and his leadership team appear destined to confront fratricidal fights for months to come. The struggles expose the Republican Party's...

March 4, 2015 - 2:51am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — An elaborate tug of war has broken out between Republican lawmakers and President Barack Obama over who calls the shots on major issues for the next two years.

On some fronts, Obama has held his ground. He's watched near-gleefully as Republicans bungled early attempts to legislate and put their own internal disputes on display.

But lawmakers are challenging his authority on foreign policy. They're threatening to gum up deals that...

March 4, 2015 - 1:55am
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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Less than an hour's drive from one of Earth's great fresh water sources, some people in Flint are searching for a drop worth drinking.

Since the city left the Detroit water system, residents have been unhappy with the smell, taste and appearance of the water they're getting from the city's river. They've also raised health concerns, including hair loss and rashes. A General Motors plant stopped using the water, saying it was rusting out parts....

March 4, 2015 - 1:49am
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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Will the third time be the charm for attempts to sell Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel?

Its owners certainly hope so.

A bankruptcy court judge in Camden on Wednesday is scheduled to consider— for the third time — an attempt to sell the shuttered gambling hall.

The latest sale is for $82 million to Florida developer Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club.

A previous deal to sell to...

March 4, 2015 - 1:40am
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Englanders already buried in snow can expect another wintry blast as a March storm races across the U.S.

The National Weather Service says the storm should move into Maine, Massachusetts, eastern New York and New Jersey by Wednesday. The system will dip through the mid-Atlantic region, including Washington, D.C., and North Carolina, and extend into Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, southern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas.

In West...

March 4, 2015 - 1:34am
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BOSTON (AP) — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.

Tsarnaev's lawyers Wednesday will try to show that he looked up to his older brother, Tamerlan, and was heavily influenced by him. They plan to portray Tamerlan as the mastermind of the deadly attack....

March 3, 2015 - 11:19pm
1 hour 13 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles say Paris Hilton's brother Conrad has agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a trip from London last year.

The U.S. attorney's office says Hilton signed the agreement Tuesday. He's set to appear in court Thursday but will officially plead guilty to the misdemeanor later.

The offense carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail, a year of probation and a $5,000 fine, but...

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