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New Jersey looks at 'yes means yes' college policy
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things to the next level. She seems to be throwing all the right signals....

Buffalo residents urged to prepare for flooding
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo is making significant progress clearing streets still clogged from an epic storm left more than 7 feet of snow even as a flooding threat looms, the city's mayor said Sunday....

Church members each get $500 to do good for world
CHICAGO (AP) -- On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone....

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council....

AP Exclusive: Letter that inspired Kerouac found
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre - 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950....

Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend....

Man ID'd who lit house on fire, ambushed officers
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Officials have identified the man who was fatally shot after he set fire to his house and then waited for authorities so he could ambush them....

Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in a park....

Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive - thus far the province of western states - to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine....

Rhodes scholars for class of 2015 announced
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Rhodes Trust says 32 U.S. men and women have been named Rhodes scholars and will enter Oxford University next October....

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