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Texas Governor to declare 'Chris Kyle Day' in honor of sniper

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- Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday he would officially declare Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day" in the state, in honor of the late Navy Seal sharpshooter portrayed in the film "American Sniper."

San Francisco police detain two over body parts in suitcase

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco police said on Friday night they had detained two people in connection with a case involving a suitcase full of body parts discovered on a downtown street earlier this week.

3:09am EST

Ode to the range: Cowboys take to prose to celebrate U.S. West

ELKO, Nev. - When long-time bronc rider Paul Zarzyski needed to rest his aching bones after an adrenaline-charged stint on torquing horseflesh, he often turned to the last thing most people would associate with cowboy life: writing poetry.

7:17am EST

$50 million lawsuit filed over deadly Washington subway smoke incident

- The family of the woman who died in a Washington D.C. subway train after smoke filled a tunnel and two rail cars filed a $50 million lawsuit against the city's subway system on Friday.

2:26am EST

In Los Angeles, Muslim women find empowerment in female-only Friday prayers

LOS ANGELES - After the traditional call to prayer, Edina Lekovic stood in front of some 150 women seated on the floor at an interfaith center in Los Angeles, and delivered a sermon, a role traditionally reserved for Muslim men.

2:01am EST

Defense in Etan Patz murder trial in New York attacks confession

NEW YORK - Mental illness sparked a false confession by the accused killer of Etan Patz and the real suspect in the 1979 disappearance of the boy in New York City is another man - a convicted child molester - a defense attorney told the jury on Friday.

30 Jan 2015

New York City settles with family of slain black teen for $3.9 million

- New York City has settled with the family of an unarmed black teen fatally shot by police in 2012, agreeing to pay $3.9 million, officials said on Friday.

12:22am EST

Parents of teen girl killed by Denver police demand federal probe

DENVER - The parents of a 17-year-old girl shot dead this week by Denver police while she was driving a stolen car have called for a U.S. Justice Department civil rights investigation into her death.

30 Jan 2015

California truckers win $2 million in wage theft suit

LOS ANGELES - Seven Los Angeles-area truckers have won a $2 million claim against an international shipping company accused of stealing their wages by improperly classifying them as independent contractors and charging them to lease its trucks to drive.

30 Jan 2015

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday after police said he ran over two people with a pickup truck at a fast food restaurant in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, killing one and injuring the other before fleeing.

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