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Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves in
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff....

Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- An occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and other uses. It has stretched on for more than a month....

4 holdouts at Oregon refuge have diverse backgrounds
The four armed activists who on Wednesday night were surrounded by the FBI at a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon have remained on the site despite the arrests of group leader Ammon Bundy and others Jan. 26 on a remote road outside the refuge. The tense standoff between the FBI and the four occupiers was being livestreamed on the Internet. Late Wednesday the occupiers said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning....

Justice Dept. enters Ferguson court case in strong position
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent upper hand, given a months-long investigation that found vast problems in the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb....

AP news guide: A look at the turmoil in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city of Ferguson after the City Council failed to approve an agreement that sought to address concerns about police and municipal court practices in the St. Louis suburb....

Pacifica: Residents live on the edge of crumbling cliffs
PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) -- Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by "you can almost high-five them."...

Fargo police say officer shot during standoff won't survive
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A police officer who was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive and his family is with him saying goodbye, authorities in Fargo, North Dakota, said Thursday....

Several states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus....

Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry
BOSTON (AP) -- Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016....

Powerful California coastal panel ousts top executive
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The powerful agency that manages development on California's coastline fired its executive after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accusations about the influence of developers and lobbyists to discussions on the mundane inner workings of government....

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