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No discipline for 2 Minneapolis officers in man's slaying
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of a black man in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced Friday....

Mom of boy who vanished in 1979 testifies of 'total horror'
NEW YORK (AP) -- When her 6-year-old son was late getting home from school, his mother called a classmate's mom and got the news that would launch one of the nation's most infamous missing-child cases....

NY enacts restrictions on Airbnb, with fines of up to $7,500
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals....

3 states say they denied Russia request to monitor election
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma and at least two other states said Friday that they have denied efforts by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the election, requests the U.S. State Department's spokesman dismissed as "nothing more than a PR stunt."...

Christie aide on trial says she told him of traffic study
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie approved of a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge, his former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial, but federal prosecutors say it was actually a cover story for a political payback scheme designed to cause traffic jams....

Montana judge sparks outrage with no prison time for incest
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A judge's decision not to order prison time for a Montana man who raped his 12-year-old daughter has sparked outrage from afar and calls closer to home to toughen the state's law, which allows such lenience in certain circumstances....

UC Berkeley Greek parties banned amid sexual assault reports
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Fraternities and sororities at the University of California, Berkeley have taken a bold stance against sexual violence, voluntarily banning all parties following reports of two sexual assaults last week at off-campus frat functions....

50 years later, Black Panthers look back at party's founding
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Black Panthers emerged from this gritty Northern California city 50 years ago, declaring to a nation in turmoil a new party dedicated to defending African-Americans against police brutality and protecting the right of a downtrodden people to determine their own future....

Defense: Men accused in Kansas plot prepared for 'upheaval'
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Three men accused of plotting to bomb Somali immigrants in western Kansas were only preparing to defend themselves in the event of "massive social upheaval" as they accumulated firearms and ammunition, a defense attorney said Friday....

Obama nixes twerking at final White House musical event
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said he's sad that one of his and the first lady's favorite traditions, musical night at the White House, ended Friday....

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