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NYC firefighter dies battling blaze on Harlem movie set

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 07:08
NEW YORK (AP) -- A raging fire gutted an unoccupied residential building in Harlem being used as a film set and left a New York City firefighter dead....

AP-NORC Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 07:06
NEW YORK (AP) -- Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new laws to address gun violence in the weeks after a Florida school shooting left 17 dead and sparked nationwide protests....

Roommate's mom: Son was in custody until police found bomber

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 06:40
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) -- The mother of a man who lived with suspected serial bomber Mark Conditt in a home north of Austin says her son was kept in police custody until after Conditt died in a fatal confrontation with officers....

Students scarred by Vegas massacre join Florida rallying cry

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 06:27
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Kaitlynn Willoughby was frustrated by how quickly gun control debates stalled after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history....

Protest over shooting of unarmed black man overtakes freeway

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 02:22
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday, disrupting rush hour traffic and holding signs with messages like "Sac PD: Stop killing us!"...

Life support ending for 'brain dead' school shooting victim

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:25
A teenage girl was brain dead days after being shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school and was to be removed from life support, her mother said Thursday....

Fired officer who killed unarmed black man to get back pay

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:29
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A white police officer fired after he fatally shot a black unarmed motorist will get about $344,000 in back pay and legal fees from the University of Cincinnati, the school said Thursday....

Miccosukee tribe seizes non-native dad's newborn in hospital

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:04
MIAMI (AP) -- A tribal court for a sovereign Indian nation in Florida ordered the return of an infant Thursday that was taken from her parents, a Miccosukee mother and a white father, at a Miami-area hospital....

Behind Facebook's baby step fixes: Defending its ad business

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:01
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wondering why Facebook seems to be taking baby steps to address the biggest scandal in its history? Stronger safeguards on user data might damage Facebook's core business of using what it knows about you to sell ads that target your interests....

Judge blocks Trump lawyers in Trump-Panama hotel dispute

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:13
NEW YORK (AP) -- The owners of a formerly Trump-branded hotel in Panama scored a victory over the U.S. president's companies Thursday when a New York judge blocked a Trump firm from pursuing arbitration claims aimed at restoring their control over the luxury hotel....