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November 23, 2014


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Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Beth Bragg's home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers.

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New Mexico spaceport sets sights on new customers
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 1:00 am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scramble to get everything ready for the launch of the world's first commercial flights from Spaceport America came to a screeching halt nearly a month ago when Virgin Galactic's spaceship broke up over the California desert during a test flight.

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Officer shoots boy holding fake gun at rec center
Posted: November 22, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun at a Cleveland recreation center was shot and wounded by a responding officer.

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Official: Man who killed deputy had made threats
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 1:00 am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who had made previous threats against police set his house on fire Saturday and ambushed the first sheriff's deputy who responded, fatally shooting the deputy and wounding another before he was killed by a police officer who lives nearby, a law enforcement official said.

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Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 12:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation Saturday into what law enforcement officials have termed an apparent accident.

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Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 12:00 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

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Bighorn sheep dies after escaping from LA Zoo
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 12:00 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday and died after being struck by a driver who fled the scene, authorities said.

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Man freed after 2 decades in prison to get $3.6M
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 11:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A man whose New York City murder conviction was overturned after he spent over 20 years in prison is getting $3.6 million from the state.

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Cops: Dad errantly shoots, kills son while hunting
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 9:01 pm

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — Police say a father has accidentally shot and killed his adult son during a hunting trip in New Jersey.

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