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Police settle suit over use of tear gas during Missouri protests

- Three Missouri police agencies have agreed to restrict the use of tear gas as part of a settlement of a lawsuit alleging that officers used heavy-handed tactics to quell protests in Ferguson after a white officer fatally shot an unarmed black teen.

26 Mar 2015

Senior police official in Fresno, California, arrested on drug charges

- The deputy police chief in Fresno, California, was arrested on Thursday on charges of participating in multiple conspiracies to distribute heroin, oxycodone and marijuana, the FBI said.

26 Mar 2015

Colorado lawmaker says attack on pregnant woman 'curse of God'

DENVER - A Colorado lawmaker who said an attack on a woman whose unborn child was cut from her womb was a "curse of God" caused by U.S. policy on abortion was criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike on Thursday.

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Labor unions, developers reach agreement on Los Angeles-area NFL stadium

- Labor leaders said on Thursday they had reached an agreement with developers of a proposed Los Angeles-area stadium project, which is backed by the billionaire owner of the St. Louis Rams, that could become home for an NFL team.

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U.S. House okays bipartisan bill to fix Medicare doctor payments

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate.

Politics, Health 26 Mar 2015

Amid trial, Kleiner Perkins recruits next generation of partners

SAN FRANCISCO - For the past month, the name most associated with venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is former partner Ellen Pao, who took the firm to trial for gender discrimination and retaliation.

Tech, 26 Mar 2015

Airport pat-downs of black women's hairstyles discriminatory: ACLU

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Two black women who said their hairstyles made them targets for airport security pat-downs said on Thursday the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had agreed to stop singling out women for screening based solely on their "sisterlocks."

26 Mar 2015

Life term recommended for Alabama woman who ran granddaughter to death

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An Alabama jury recommended on Thursday that a woman convicted of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for lying about having eaten chocolates spend the rest of her life in prison, prosecutors said.

26 Mar 2015

Boston bombing jury sees mock bombs, victim autopsy photos

BOSTON - The Boston Marathon bombing jury on Thursday viewed mockups of the twin pressure-cooker bombs that ripped through the crowd at the race's finish line in 2013 and autopsy photos of one of the three people they killed.

26 Mar 2015

New York buildings collapse in possible gas blast, 19 hurt

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NEW YORK - Four apartment buildings in New York's East Village neighborhood caught fire from an apparent gas explosion on Thursday and three collapsed, injuring 19 people, authorities said. | Video

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