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High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state....

5 jurors picked for Cosby trial, 2 know a sex assault victim
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The search for 12 jurors and six alternates for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is off to a brisk start even though a third of the initial jury pool had an opinion about Cosby's guilt or innocence and an equal number said they or someone close to them had been sexually assaulted....

Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- A massive new landslide along California's iconic coastal Highway 1 has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt, the latest hit in winter of crippling slides and flooding....

Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe
Investigators found white supremacist propaganda, bomb-making materials and a framed photograph of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh at a Florida apartment where a teenager killed two roommates who had once shared his neo-Nazi beliefs before he converted to Islam, police and the FBI said....

Survivors: Help build congresswoman mass shooting memorial
PHOENIX (AP) -- Survivors of the mass shooting that left former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state funding fell through during this year's session of the Arizona Legislature....

Flight took off with disruptive passenger despite red flags
HONOLULU (AP) -- Anil Uskanli, who authorities say inspired so much fear among flight attendants that military fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane to Hawaii, raised a series of possible red flags between purchasing his ticket and being the first passenger to board the American Airlines flight....

New roller coaster replaces the one Sandy plunged into sea
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) -- Nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy plunged a roller coaster into the sea in what became one of the storm's most enduring images, the ride has been replaced - safely inland this time....

A call for patience during investigation of campus stabbing
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Authorities appealed for patience from two college communities reacting in shock, fear and anger after a white University of Maryland student was arrested in what police called the unprovoked stabbing of a black Bowie State University student....

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends....

Grassroots efforts grapple with sex violence in US schools
FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) -- A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed - sexual aggression among classmates....

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Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe

High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

A call for patience during investigation of campus stabbing

Survivors: Help build congresswoman mass shooting memorial

Man crawls to safety 4 days after falling from cliff

New roller coaster replaces the one Sandy plunged into sea

Flight took off with disruptive passenger despite red flags

No rush for charges in 'Angel of Death' fatal prison beating

Court schedules 2nd execution attempt for Ohio killer

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