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No charges for Bland jailers, but arrest to face scrutiny

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury declined to indict sheriff's officials or jailers in the death of a black woman at a county jail last summer, three days after a state trooper pulled her over for a minor traffic violation that led to a combative exchange and her arrest. The grand jury's decision in the death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland does not conclude the matter. Here are some things to know about where the case stands:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Woman dies after being forcibly removed from hospital

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A woman who refused to leave a hospital when doctors discharged her died after she was forcibly removed by police, authorities said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Bowe Bergdahl arraigned at North Carolina Army base

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Wearing a dress blue uniform, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faced a military judge Tuesday for the first time since the U.S. Army decided to proceed with a military trial that could result in a life sentence for his disappearance in Afghanistan in 2009.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Door panel saves man buried 67 hours in China landslide

BEIJING (AP) — Squeezed into a narrow room under piles of debris for 67 hours, a young man was saved by a door that trapped his foot but gave him space to survive. Rescuers on Wednesday pulled him from the massive mudslide that hit part of a major manufacturing city in southern China.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Man held decades in Colorado for rape he denies walks free

DENVER (AP) — A Denver man who spent more than a quarter-century in prison for an attack he denies committing walked arm-and-arm with his wife from the doors of the jail Tuesday to applause from his children and hugs from grandkids he had never met.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Woman charged with murder, hit-and-run in Vegas Strip crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a homeless woman with murder, child abuse and hit-and-run after police said she intentionally plowed a car carrying her young daughter through crowds of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Fireball streaking across US sky was Russian rocket debris

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Military officials say a streak of light seen burning across the sky by people in three Western states was debris from a Russian rocket re-entering the atmosphere.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Renewable energy efforts stymied by transmission roadblocks

 

EDITOR'S NOTE _ Part a yearlong effort by The Associated Press and the Associated Press Media Editors, examining the state of America's infrastructure.

MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) — Mike McKeown opens the back door of his Missouri farm house and is met with a chilly gust. "Stupid wind," he mutters.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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