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November 29, 2015 - 9:05am
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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Three people are dead and more than a dozen injured after a crash involving a car, a multi-passenger van and a pickup truck with a trailer carrying cows in New Jersey.

State police say the crash happened Saturday night about 30 miles west of New York City on Interstate 287. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene and a third was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Sixteen people were transported to hospital with...

November 29, 2015 - 9:04am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hoping to marshal strong global action against climate change at the historic conference in Paris and reassure the world that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.

Obama is due to arrive in the French capital late Sunday.

He's joining more than 150 world leaders who are assembling for the opening days of a two-week conference. The countries are trying to negotiate an agreement aimed at avoiding a...

November 29, 2015 - 7:59am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — At the University of Missouri, officials were slow to handle racial incidents and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by football players and the resignations of two administrators.

But at the University of Oklahoma, the fallout from a racist chant caught on video was kept to a minimum. The school president acted quickly to expel the students.

Experts say quick action can help defuse campus...

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 has been arrested in the shooting death of a veteran police officer who was responding to a domestic dispute in western Pennsylvania.

State police say Ray Shetler Jr. was captured at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday after a six-hour manhunt while walking near a power plant outside New Florence, which is about 60 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Police believe Shetler shot St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed on Saturday...

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...

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