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Henderson, Nev. • President Barack Obama on Sunday dismissed Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. In...

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  • This image provided by the Profiles in History auction house shows the cover of an auction catalog, featuring several pages of what has become known as AP Exclusive: Letter that inspired Kerouac found
    Los Angeles • It’s been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Ca...
    Updated Nov 23 2014 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Journalist Trey Yingst is arrested during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Anxieties mount as Ferguson awaits jury decision in fatal police shooting
    Ferguson, Mo. • Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, a...
    Updated Nov 23 2014 03:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cops: Naked suspect falls through airport ceiling, assaults man, 84
    Boston • A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women’s bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted...
    Updated Nov 23 2014 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Mark Petrik and Dennis Smith dig out their south Buffalo driveway on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped by this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) The big melt: Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms
    Buggalo, N.Y. • First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt. Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuabl...
    Updated Nov 23 2014 03:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • In this Nov. 13, 2014, photo, Jonas Ganz, a student at Moody Bible College, who attends the LaSalle Street Church poses for a portrait near the church in Chicago. In September, members and regulars at the church each received $500 checks from the church with the instruction that they were to do what they felt called to do with the money, which represented 10 percent of the profit from the sale of some land the church co-owned. Ganz donated $450 to build the Seven Hills Skate Park in Amman, Jordan. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Church members each get $500 to do good for world
    Chicago • On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to every...
    Updated Nov 23 2014 12:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2014 photo, injured people receive medical treatment at a hospital in Kangding County, Sichuan province, China. A strong earthquake that hit a sparsely populated, mountainous area of western China killed at least five people and injured more than 50 others, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Qiaoqiao) NO SALES Strong quake in west China kills 5; 54 hurt
    Beijing • A strong earthquake that hit a sparsely populated, mountainous area of western China killed at least five people and injured 54 others, offi...
    Updated Nov 23 2014 12:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • This aerial photo shows collapsed houses after a strong earthquake hit Hakuba, Nagano prefecture, central Japan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The magnitude-6.7 earthquake shook on Saturday night the mountainous area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroying more than half a dozen homes in the ski resort town. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake
    Tokyo • The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than...
    Updated Nov 23 2014 12:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
    Washington • A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation’s capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the u...
    Updated Nov 23 2014 03:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Shifting attitudes at play in Bill Cosby allegations
    Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an...
    Updated Nov 23 2014 11:03 am   |     |   Share
  • This July, 26, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a Greater Sage Grouse at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. A government study recommends keeping oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects more than 3 miles away from the breeding grounds of a bird that ranges across much of the Western U.S. a finding that could carry significant impacts for the energy industry as the Obama administration weighs whether the greater sage grouse needs more protections after seeing its population plummet in recent decades. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,Tom Koerner) Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling
    Billings, Mont. • A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer ...
    Updated Nov 22 2014 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dump trucks wait to unload snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo neighborhoods after heavy lake-effect snowstorms on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll) As snow ends in Buffalo, roof collapses, floods are concerns
    Buffalo, N.Y. • A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn’t breathe ea...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 08:26 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah man killed by bear likely came across feeding
    Cheyenne, Wyo. • A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September likely h...
    Updated Nov 22 2014 10:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • The Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo shows the signature Hitler watercolor sold for $162,000 at auction
    Berlin • A watercolor of Munich’s old city hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for 130,000 euros ($162,000) at a...
    Updated Nov 22 2014 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, file photo, U.S. Army Pfc. Garrick Carlton, center, of Sacramento, Calif., hikes past burning rubbish to man a hilltop observation post along with fellow Pfc. Michael Tompkins, of Wadsworth, Ohio, left, and Pfc. Austin D'Amica, of San Diego, at Combat Outpost Monti in Kunar province, Afghanistan. U.S. officials say President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
    Washington • U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by...
    Updated Nov 22 2014 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Comments sought on Yellowstone monitoring station
    Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. • The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposed ecological monitoring station in Yellowstone Natio...
    Updated Nov 22 2014 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police seek public’s help in solving Idaho death
    Nampa, Idaho • Nampa police are seeking the help of the public — the Boy Scouts, specifically — in solving the case of an Idaho man who was found dead...
    Updated Nov 22 2014 11:33 am   |     |   Share
  • A house is collapsed after a strong earthquake hit in Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck the mountainous area of central Japan Saturday night, causing at least one building to collapse and injuring several people, according to Japanese media reports. No tsunami warning was issued. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries
    Tokyo • A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 h...
    Updated Nov 22 2014 11:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Ferguson grand jury unusual in many ways
    Jefferson City, Mo. • Not much is normal about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer ...
    Updated Nov 22 2014 10:51 am   |     |   Share
  • President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to relax U.S. immigration policy, affecting as many as 5 million people. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool) Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders
    Washington • Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 08:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Man walks free after judge dismisses 1975 case due to testimony recant
    Cleveland • After nearly 40 years in prison, a man convicted in a 1975 Cleveland slaying walked out of the county jail as a free man. Fifty-seven-year...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 09:03 am   |     |   Share
  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives to respond to President Barack Obama's intention to spare millions of illegal immigrants from being deported, a use of executive powers that is setting up a fight with Republicans in Congress over the limits of presidential powers, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner, who has refused to have his members vote on broad immigration legislation passed by the Senate last year, said earlier that Obama's decision to go it alone Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration
    Washington • House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was “damaging the presidency” with his unilateral action on immigr...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 08:57 am   |     |   Share