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Police evict oil pipeline protesters from private land
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and firing bean bags and pepper spray evicted protesters Thursday from private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, dramatically escalating a months-long dispute over Native American rights and the project's environmental impact....

Jury hands ex-Penn State assistant $7M in defamation case
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages Thursday, finding the university defamed him after it became public that his testimony helped prosecutors charge Jerry Sandusky with child molestation....

Jury acquits leaders of Oregon standoff of federal charges
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government Thursday in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon....

Texas officials refute 'vote-flipping' after Trump tweet
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- In his latest attempt to cast doubt on the election process, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump raised suspicions Thursday about the voting machines in reliably Republican Texas despite producing no evidence of an actual problem....

Wisconsin student accused of assaulting 4 more women
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A University of Wisconsin-Madison student already accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his apartment this month was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting four other women since early 2015....

Number of US foster kids rises; parents' drug abuse a factor
NEW YORK (AP) -- After dropping sharply between 2005 and 2012, the number of children in the U.S. foster care system has increased for a third year in a row, according to new federal data released Thursday. A major factor: Worsening substance abuse by parents....

Worth it? A faster transplant but a kidney with hepatitis C
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option - getting an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C....

US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It can be a frightening call to get - and it's a familiar one for many Americans....

Mom says noose leaves life-changing emotional scar on son
WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) -- A black 15-year-old in Mississippi shook in fear as he described how white schoolmates put a noose around his neck and pulled it tight, leaving no physical scars but perhaps a life-changing emotional wound, his mother said Thursday....

Pumpkins. Hay rides. Swimming pools? Fall heat hits Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) -- In Arizona, jack-o'-lanterns may not be the only things melting this Halloween....

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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
Federal judge blocks Alabama abortion restrictions

10 Things to Know for Friday

Killer's mother assisting in lawsuit against 2 gun dealers

The Latest: Environmentalist decries Oregon standoff verdict

Q&A: What to know about the Oregon ranching standoff case

Police evict oil pipeline protesters from private land

The Latest: Protester accused of firing 3 shots at police

Bear mauls man walking his dogs at small Alaska airport

Wisconsin mayor who disparaged Obama to quit term early

UN committee calls for outlawing nuclear weapons