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Police begin arresting pipeline protesters in North Dakota


CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Armed soldiers and law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear on Thursday began arresting protesters who had set up a camp on private land to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline....

Amtrak to pay $265M for Philadelphia crash that killed 8


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a crash last year that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others when a speeding train derailed on a curve....

Number of US foster kids rises; parents' drug abuse a factor


NEW YORK (AP) -- After dropping sharply between 2005 and 2012, the number of children in the U.S. foster care system has increased for a third year in a row, according to new federal data released Thursday. A major factor: Worsening substance abuse by parents....

Worth it? A faster transplant but a kidney with hepatitis C


WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option - getting an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C....

Mom says noose leaves life-changing emotional scar on son


WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) -- A black 15-year-old in Mississippi shook in fear as he described how white schoolmates put a noose around his neck and pulled it tight, leaving no physical scars but perhaps a life-changing emotional wound, his mother said Thursday....

At retrial in 1979 case


NEW YORK (AP) -- They spent four emotionally draining, inconclusive months on jury duty in one of America's most notorious missing-child cases. But over a year after hitting a deadlock, some jurors now feel a duty not to let it go....

Man charged in Wisconsin crash that killed 3 Uber passengers


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A man accused of running a red light and slamming his SUV into a car, killing three passengers and injuring their Uber driver, has been charged with a dozen felonies including reckless homicide....

US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India


WASHINGTON (AP) -- It can be a frightening call to get - and it's a familiar one for many thousands of Americans....

Wisconsin student charged with assaulting 4 more women


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A University of Wisconsin-Madison student already accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his apartment after a date this month has now been charged with sexually assaulting four other women....

Arkansas court disqualifies 2nd medical marijuana proposal


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday disqualified a medical marijuana proposal from the ballot less than two weeks before the election and with thousands of votes already cast, but voters will still be able to consider a competing plan....