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Chokehold case stirs debate on special prosecutors

 

 

NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases to special prosecutors, rather than local district attorneys.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014

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E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014

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Rolling Stone clarifies its apology on UVA story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rolling Stone has clarified its apology over a story that had reported a female student was gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity, telling readers the mistakes were the magazine's fault, not the alleged victim's.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014

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American, South African hostages killed in Yemen

 

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen were killed Saturday during a U.S.-led rescue operation that President Barack Obama said he ordered because of "imminent danger" to the U.S. hostage.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014

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Indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year, and while the circumstances of each case are different, one thing remains constant: In only a handful of instances do grand juries issue an indictment, concluding that the officer has committed a crime.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014

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For US unemployed, job market hits a turning point

WASHINGTON (AP) — Look past the booming November job gain of 321,000 reported Friday — the best figure in three years in the strongest year for U.S. hiring since 1999.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014

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More US troops than planned to stay Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the United States will keep as many as 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan than planned for the first part of 2015.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014

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Advocates fear impact of Rolling Stone apology

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Advocates for sexual-assault victims say Rolling Stone's backpedaling from an explosive account of a gang rape at the University of Virginia doesn't change the fact that rape is a problem on college campuses and must be confronted — even as some expressed concern that the magazine's apology could discourage victims from coming forward.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014

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