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November 29, 2015 - 5:35am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:


ABC's "This Week" — Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and John Kasich.


NBC's "Meet the Press" — Carson; Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.


CBS' "Face the Nation" — Carson; Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz....

November 29, 2015 - 4:16am
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UNDATED (AP) — The critical global climate conference kicks off in Paris tomorrow and President Barack Obama is among world leaders arriving today as he tries to cement a legacy of environmental protection.

Negotiators from 196 countries are seeking an accord that reduces man-made emissions to limit rising sea levels and increasingly extreme weather that is already threatening populations around the world.

Obama needs to reassure leaders that the U.S...

November 29, 2015 - 3:23am
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NEW FLORENCE, Pa. (AP) — A 31-year-old man was arrested early Sunday morning in connection with the shooting death of a veteran Pennsylvania police officer.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the man, who authorities have identified as Ray Shetler Jr., was arrested after a six-hour manhunt about 3 a.m. walking near a power plant outside of New Florence.

The officer who was killed has been identified as St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed....

November 28, 2015 - 11:16pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for the family of the black 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer last year have asked a prosecutor to allow their use-of-force experts to testify before the grand jury.

The request follows the release of reports by prosecutors that concluded the shooting was justified because the officers had no way of knowing that Tamir Rice's pellet gun wasn't a real firearm.

The family's experts say...

November 28, 2015 - 10:39pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio have released a frame-by-frame analysis of surveillance camera footage that shows a white Cleveland police officer fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun last year.

The enhancement by a video expert will be presented to a grand jury that's been meeting to decide if patrolman Timothy Loehmann should be charged criminally for killing Tamir Rice outside a Cleveland recreation center on November 22, 2014....

November 28, 2015 - 10:25pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Some parishioners at a New York City church where a newborn was left in a Christmas manger are interested in adopting the baby boy.

The Rev. Christopher Heanue told Newsday ( ) Saturday that a number of members of the Holy Child Jesus Church "would love to see him stay" in the congregation.

A custodian returned from lunch Monday to find the 5-pound baby in the church's nativity scene. The boy is now in the...

November 28, 2015 - 8:49pm
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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected burglar has died after getting stuck in a chimney in Central California.

Fresno County Sheriff's Lt. Brandon Pursell said a homeowner in the rural town of Huron heard someone yell after lighting a fire in his fireplace Saturday afternoon and alerted authorities.

Pursell said the homeowner tried to put out the fire as his house began to fill with smoke. Firefighters who rushed to the house used...

November 28, 2015 - 6:35pm
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.

Amanda Covington, a former spokeswoman for Walker, says she died Saturday in Salt Lake City from natural causes.

Considered one of the highest profile women in Utah politics, the Republican served as lieutenant governor for 11 years. She was elevated to governor when Gov. Mike Leavitt left in 2003 to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....

November 28, 2015 - 5:49pm
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a 13-year-old who took North Carolina to court over climate change.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports ( Hallie Turner learned Wednesday that Wake County Superior Court Judge Mike Morgan rejected her effort to overturn a decision by the state Environmental Management Commission.

The eighth-grader had petitioned the commission, seeking a rule requiring North Carolina to...

November 28, 2015 - 5:29pm
1 min 29 sec ago

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Authorities and witnesses say a Mississippi Waffle House server who was shot and killed after asking a customer not to smoke was a 52-year-old longtime waitress who spent some of her final moments asking patrons how they enjoyed their Thanksgiving.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified her Sunday as Julia Brightwell of Biloxi.

Biloxi police charged 45-year-old Johnny Max Mount with first-degree murder. They said he...

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