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DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding. Learn More

 

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US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. More »

 

Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. More »

 

Profile of gunman who ambushed troopers released

The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp. He made several trips to a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania, picking just the right hiding spot from which he could launch an ambush and make his escape. More »

 

Northern California wildfire devastates town

WEED, Calif. (AP) — Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills. More »

 

Mom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in court

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom. More »

 

NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits await

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The criminal case stemming from a boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiancé's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years. More »

 

Cuomo, Christie discuss the region's terror threat

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal and state officials say New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists More »

 

Victim's family praying for girl in range accident

PHOENIX (AP) — The family of an Arizona shooting-range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi say they're praying for her. More »

 

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