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Michigan's Snyder under siege over racial impact of strategy
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- When Gov. Rick Snyder was elected in 2010, he bragged about being a "tough nerd" who'd use his business background to fix Michigan's sagging economy and debt-wracked cities. He led Detroit through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. He cut corporate taxes. He was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate....

US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding....

Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In his final weeks, Prince hid signs of trouble from his fans, stonewalling reports of an overdose that required an emergency plane landing and making a brief public appearance to reassure them. But privately, the superstar was in crisis, seeking help from a prominent addiction expert that ultimately came too late....

Affidavit reveals details of Navajo girl's kidnapping death
SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) -- On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11-year-old girl....

Slain Navy SEAL took lessons from running track into combat
PHOENIX (AP) -- In cross-country running, your team is only as fast as your slowest athlete. Slain Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV took that to heart in his youth as a track star, turning around to cheer on his teammates after he crossed the finish line....

Chimp victim hospitalized with face-transplant complications
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant....

New federal rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles....

After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A state lawmaker and former prosecutor wants to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex crimes in Illinois, a response to the hush-money case against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert....

Feds indict cop, alleged members of Gangster Disciples
ATLANTA (AP) -- Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: An Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the violent gang and tipped off other members about police activity....

Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company
KATY, Texas (AP) -- A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring two others before turning the gun on himself, saying his life had been ruined, sheriff's officials said....

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