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Powerful California coastal panel ousts top executive
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The powerful agency that manages development on California's coastline fired its executive Wednesday 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....

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

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 the FBI and other officers in armored vehicles surrounded them in a tense standoff....

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."...

As industry shifts, Las Vegas cabs do some soul-searching
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The arrival of Uber and Lyft in Nevada last fall and a state audit accusing regulators of allowing cabs to charge $47 million in excessive fees each year have the powerful Las Vegas taxi industry and its overseers in the hot seat, facing down a recommendation that the agency be disbanded and its duties passed to another entity....

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....

The Latest: Cliven Bundy jailed upon arriving in Portland
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):...

Key events in the occupation of the Oregon wildlife refuge
Here is timeline of events in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon:...

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....

Timeline of events after fatal police shooting in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A year and a half after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, the U.S. Justice Department has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city. Here is a timeline of key events that followed the Aug. 9. 2014 shooting of Michael Brown:...

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