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Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till....

The Latest on TV shooting: Memorial set for cameraman
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):...

Memories, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootings
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The colleagues of two journalists shot to death on live television returned to their morning show Thursday with memories, tears and a determination to carry on....

Planned Parenthood alleges 'smear' in letter to Congress
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to congressional leaders and included a report by experts it hired who found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists....

Deliberations begin in New Hampshire prep school rape trial
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Jurors deliberating the fate of a former prep school senior charged with raping a freshman were left to decide Thursday who was more credible: the defendant, who credited "divine inspiration" with helping him end their escalating sexual encounter, or the accuser, who couldn't recall telling a friend what sex acts she was prepared to perform....

Teacher describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage taker
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely started a new school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her world studies class and drew a gun Tuesday....

Lawyer: Former franchisee alerted Subway exec about Fogle
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former franchisee alerted a Subway advertising executive in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer....

Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect....

Firefighters holding their own against giant blaze
CHELAN, Wash. (AP) -- Officials say firefighters are holding their own against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames....

Californians cut water without state imposing fines
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday....

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