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Gap remains in video record of fatal SC police shooting

By JEFFREY COLLINS and MICHAEL BIESECKER (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., AP) — Dashboard video shows a police officer making a routine traffic stop. Cellphone video shows the officer shooting the fleeing motorist…

FBI: Man plotted suicide bomb attack at Kansas military base

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH (KANSAS CITY, Kan., AP) — A 20-year-old man accused of planning a suicide attack at Fort Riley was arrested Friday while trying to arm what he thought…

Funeral for a former slave takes center stage at Appomattox

By STEVE SZKOTAK (APPOMATTOX, Va., AP) — A Civil War cannonball that ripped through Hannah Reynolds’ master’s cabin made her a footnote of misfortune, the lone civilian death at the…

Wednesday storms could be bad, and Thursday’s could be worse

(NORMAN, Okla., AP) — A forecaster has warned that the ingredients necessary to “blow up some big storms” would fall into place Wednesday and Thursday and cautioned millions of residents…

Deadly bird flu shows up in South Dakota, 4th Minnesota farm

(SIOUX FALLS, S.D., AP) — A bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry has shown up in a commercial turkey flock in South Dakota and a fourth turkey farm in…

US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat

By DAVID N. GOODMAN (DETROIT, AP) — The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has…

Rocky first year for the new GED and other equivalency tests

By CAROLYN THOMPSON (CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y., AP) — The number of people taking high school equivalency exams in the U.S. plummeted — and the percentage who passed fell, too — in…

AP Exclusive: NSA weighed ending phone program before leak

By KEN DILANIAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed…

Pentagon chief may ease military enlistment standards

By LOLITA C. BALDOR (WASHINGTON, AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and…

Groups eye Indiana pullout over religious objections bill

(INDIANAPOLIS, AP) — Organizers of at least two major conventions set for Indianapolis have joined some business leaders in urging Republican Gov. Mike Pence to veto a religious objections bill…