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Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the city's police superintendent Tuesday, a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white Chicago officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times....

Appalachia grasps for hope as coal jobs fade
WELCH, W.Va. (AP) -- The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day....

Southern California man dies in crash hours after good deed
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A San Diego-area woman is working to honor the memory of a stranger who died hours after he paid for her groceries and asked her to "pay it forward."...

More prospective jurors questioned for Freddie Gray trial
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A second set of 75 prospective jurors was due to be questioned in a Baltimore court for the first trial of a city police officer stemming from Freddie Gray's death....

Lawyer: Boy taken by dad in 2002 has visited mom in Alabama
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The attorney for a Cleveland man accused of kidnapping his son in 2002 and creating a life for them under new identities says the now-18-year-old recently reconnected with his mother in Alabama....

Conviction of ex-speaker sends NY politics into turmoil
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh calls to overhaul a system that has stubbornly clung to its long history of corruption....

A proposed luxury resort where eagles soar stirs anger
WARSAW, Va. (AP) -- Twice a year, bald eagles from as far north as Canada and as far south as Florida flock by the thousands to a stretch of the Rappahannock River in Virginia for an all-you-can-eat buffet. They perch in trees atop pale cliffs rising along this river to the Chesapeake Bay and dive bomb the waters for shad, catfish, stripers and even waterfowl....

Police investigate death of Alaska's capital city mayor
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The newly elected mayor of Alaska's capital city was found dead at his Juneau home, and police are investigating a range of possible causes....

Ohio high court overturns death sentence in beating death
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A condemned killer's troubled childhood, which included learning the drug trade from his mother, outweigh the brutal nature of his crime, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in overturning the man's death sentence....

Monsanto pledges to be carbon neutral by 2021
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021, in part by working with farmers who use its products to help them reduce carbon emissions, the company's CEO told The Associated Press....

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