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February 9, 2016

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  • Former Columbus Police officer sues over firing

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    (AP) COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A former police officer is suing a Mississippi city after he was fired for his role in a fatal death. WCBI-TV (http://bit.ly/1O1PmxU ) reports Canyon Boykin filed the federal civil suit Monday against Columbus. It claims ...

  • Teen gets 15 years in toddler stepbrother's fire death

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    (AP) YORK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teen has been ordered to spend 15 years in prison for setting a fire that killed his 14-month-old stepbrother. Several media outlets report that 17-year-old Jacob Morgan accepted a deal from prosecutors Tuesday, ...

  • Records fall as winter heat wave hits Southern California

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A midwinter heat wave baked Southern California again Tuesday, breaking more February records as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s even as the Santa Ana winds that stoked the atmosphere began to fade. Records for ...

  • Mother of unarmed man fatally shot in back is suing police

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of an unarmed man fatally shot in the back by a Los Angeles police officer last year sued the city and its police chief Tuesday, saying the death is emblematic of a culture of ...

  • Oklahoma wildfires threaten homes; smoke risky for drivers

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    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Grass fires pushed along by 35 mph wind gusts have forced an elementary school to keep some of its children after hours as a wildfire risk threatened Oklahoma ahead of its annual tornado season. Students who ...

  • Bergdahl case delayed over classified information dispute

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    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals has temporarily halted the desertion case against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off an outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, while it considers a dispute between the sides about how ...

  • LA city, county pass sweeping plans against homelessness

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city and county officials have approved sweeping plans to deal with homelessness at a cost of billions over a decade. The City Council's strategic plan calls for providing more housing and funding programs designed ...

  • Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

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    (AP) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge ruled that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed his orders in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to license same-sex marriages. United States District Judge David Bunning wrote ...

  • Indiana State Museum unveils mallet tied to Abraham Lincoln

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    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A wooden mallet inlaid with the initials "A.L" was made by Abraham Lincoln, who used it during his Indiana youth to make furniture, Indiana State Museum officials said Tuesday in unveiling the artifact that had been a ...

  • Eloy police: Swiss man dies while skydiving in Arizona

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    (AP) ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Swiss man has died while skydiving in Eloy, about 60 miles south of Phoenix. It's the third skydiving death in Eloy since Dec. 31. Eloy police say officers responded to reports of a ...

  • The Latest: Court refuses to change mind on new districts

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    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on appeals involving a federal court decision directing North Carolina legislators to redraw congressional maps (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A federal court won't change its ruling demanding new two congressional districts be drawn ...

  • Judge's error could set man free without trial for murder

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    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — A mistake by a superior court judge may set a Georgia man free without him ever having to stand trial. Geary Otis is accused of killing a 75-year-old woman and injuring a 71-year-old man at an apartment ...

  • Alabama bill could stop removal of Confederate monuments

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    (AP) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As some southern cities mull taking down the Confederate monuments that dot the Old South, an Alabama legislator wants to stop their ability to do so. Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa has proposed legislation that ...

  • Cleric arrested during Ferguson protest acquitted

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    (AP) CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A cleric arrested during a protest in Ferguson has been found not guilty of willfully disobeying a police order to disperse. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1T4BQA7 ) reports that a St. Louis County jury deliberated just ...

  • Austin police say unarmed nude teen fatally shot by officer

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    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police say an unarmed nude teenager was fatally shot by an officer in an altercation partly captured by patrol car video. Police on Tuesday identified the person who died as 17-year-old David Joseph. Police Chief ...

  • Pastor's widow: Daughters must live without 'sense of fear'

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    (AP) DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church says shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to reopen emotional wounds. Jennifer Pinckney ...

  • Connecticut trooper shot to death during Texas hunting trip

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    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say a veteran trooper has been shot to death during a hunting trip in Texas. Trooper 1st Class Stephen Davis died Saturday on the Cinco Ranch in Maverick County. He was a 27-year ...

  • Missouri's longest-serving sheriff pleads guilty to stealing

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    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The career of Missouri's longest-serving sheriff has come to an abrupt end after he pleaded guilty to stealing reimbursement checks for his own use. Wallace Newman George Jr. served as Saline County sheriff for 36 ...

  • Ferguson City Council expected to vote on DOJ agreement

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    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a police and court reform proposal with the U.S. Department of Justice, an agreement that would cost the St. Louis suburb millions of dollars. The consent ...

  • 4 arrested after driver shot in car on Los Angeles street

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man was found shot to death early Tuesday inside a bullet-riddled car at a Los Angeles intersection, and four suspected gang members were later arrested after a police pursuit on two freeways, authorities said. The ...

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