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DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding....

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand....

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold....

Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year....

Profile of gunman who ambushed troopers released
The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp. He made several trips to a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania, picking just the right hiding spot from which he could launch an ambush and make his escape....

Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases - but whether that means he got special treatment because of his stardom remains up in the air, depending on whom you ask....

Northern California wildfire devastates town
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills....

Mom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in court
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom....

NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits await
NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- The criminal case stemming from a boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiancÚ's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years....

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments....

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Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close

Profile of gunman who ambushed troopers released

Downed wires suspend DC-Philly Amtrak service

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US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

Northern California wildfire devastates town

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