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AP Top U.S. News At 3:11 p.m. EST

As snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads....

AP PHOTOS: Buffalo area digs out after epic storm
The Buffalo area began the backbreaking work of digging itself out Friday after a historic 7-foot wallop of snow and braced for possible flooding ahead of what is expected to be a much warmer weekend....

Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a state report issued Friday on the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School....

Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is in the hands of the FBI, the agency said Friday....

Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said the panel is still in session....

$139M deal reached in school molestation case
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday....

Key elements of Obama's actions on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:...

Unarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex
NEW YORK (AP) -- A rookie police officer with his gun drawn shot to death an unarmed, innocent man in the darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex, New York City police officials said Friday....

Correction: Deadly Crash story
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- In a story Nov. 20 about a family killed in a car crash on their way to Disney World, The Associated Press reported erroneously the charge against the driver. The 16-year-old was cited with careless operation, a misdemeanor, not reckless operation of a vehicle, which is a felony....

Marine with robotic leg braces to get Bronze Star
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago....

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A year after the Gulf oil spill, problems remain
Local governments spent BP money with abandon
Civil War celebrations stir controversy
States' attempts to resist health care reform
A look at extremist attacks on the U.S. government
Gun law changes across the U.S.
A look inside the Statue of Liberty
A look around the Statue of Liberty
A look at Guantanamo's history
Up to the Minute
Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax

Virginia high court rejects lacrosse-case appeal

Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional

Unarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex

Redistribution of homes begins in polygamous sect

A look at how FDA-approved robotic leg braces work

Window washer survives 11-story fall in California

Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

Hawaii and Alaska pay more for Thanksgiving feasts

AP PHOTOS: Buffalo area digs out after epic storm