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FBI: Background checks for gun sales peak on Black Friday
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI processed a record number of firearms background checks on Black Friday, the agency said Tuesday....

Police investigate death of Alaska's capital city mayor
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Police in Alaska's capital city have tentatively ruled out gunshots, drugs or suicide in the death of the newly elected mayor but have not determined whether he died from a natural event or foul play....

In slap at Obama, GOP-led House moves to block climate rule
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As President Barack Obama worked to hammer out a global climate agreement in Paris, Republicans in Congress moved to block his plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants....

Planned Parenthood shooting: Domestic terrorism? It's knotty
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic brought several guns, ammunition and propane tanks that officials say he assembled around a car....

Things to know for officer's trial in death of Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A jury will be seated Wednesday for the trial of Officer William Porter, the first of six Baltimore police officers to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal injury he suffered in custody....

The Latest: Atlanta police say man shot first in shootout
ATLANTA (AP) -- The latest on the gun battle involving police in downtown Atlanta that left one man dead (all times local):...

Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times....

Soldier who lost all 4 limbs hopes book inspires others
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A soldier who lost all four limbs during an explosion in Afghanistan hopes to inspire others with his story of how he recovered from his injuries and got on with his life partly by helping other amputees....

Coroner: Remains from Kansas are from a juvenile
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Human remains found at a Kansas barn are those of a juvenile, but tests to determine whether the remains belong to a missing 7-year-old boy could take weeks, a coroner said Tuesday....

Appalachia grasps for hope as coal jobs fade
WELCH, W.Va. (AP) -- The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day....

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Russia wants UN to tighten crackdown on financing extremists

Detroit-area priest who stole money gets 27 months in prison

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Ex-wife says clinic suspect targeted Planned Parenthood

Ex-death row inmate Mumia to get hearing over medical care

Flight attendant accused of attacks appears in court