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AP Top U.S. News At 1:48 p.m. EST

Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Jason Wang and Johnny Truong were part of a gang that dressed as utility workers and held a suburban Dallas homeowner at gunpoint, making off with $68,000 in cash, electronics and jewelry before they were eventually caught....

Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal....

Upscale NY suburb embroiled in a wily debate over coyotes
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) -- This well-heeled hamlet north of New York City is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes?...

Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- February 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast - the coldest month ever for four cities in New York and the snowiest ever for Boston....

Newspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her
DALLAS (AP) -- A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease....

Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA....

Sale will secure future for shelter for asylum-seekers
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The list goes up on the lobby bulletin board of Vive La Casa and the refugees who've come from their rooms tentatively approach and scan for their names. The lucky ones will take a taxi to Canada the next day for a crucial step toward a dreamed-of new life there....

Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania
CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) -- Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania....

Joint birthday party for NY couple married 82 years
SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) -- A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays - and their combined ages will be 212....

Wesleyan overdoses happened as school stepped up efforts
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug violations....

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