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More than $600,000 spent on police gear for pipeline protest

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:42:46 GMT2017-12-16T17:42:46Z

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, state invoices show....

Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:48:44 GMT2017-12-16T17:48:44Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein....

Tribes oppose planned bioterror tests near Oklahoma graves

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:48:51 GMT2017-12-16T16:48:51Z

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Five Native American tribes that own an Oklahoma site where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intends to conduct bioterrorism drills next year now oppose the government's plan, saying the agency didn't inform them about chemicals it plans to release on grounds the tribes consider sacred because more than 100 children are buried there....

Flames threaten rich California enclave, residents flee

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:05:26 GMT2017-12-17T08:05:26Z

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters trying to prevent one of the biggest fires in California's history from consuming homes in Santa Barbara and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito were hoping less powerful winds would help them after they managed to stop it from burning thousands of residences....

Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:56:08 GMT2017-12-16T20:56:08Z

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis....

A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:39:15 GMT2017-12-17T02:39:15Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including "fetus," ''transgender" and "science-based."...

The one that got away: Not the fish, but the $2.8M prize

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:15:53 GMT2017-12-16T18:15:53Z

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) -- Phil Heasley caught the fish of his life, but the $2.8 million in tournament prize money got away....

SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:50:36 GMT2017-12-15T20:50:36Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA....

Wildfire burns beloved burros in South Dakota's Custer park

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:44:37 GMT2017-12-17T01:44:37Z

Nine burros that are a favorite of visitors to South Dakota's Custer State Park have been burned in a wildfire and it's not known if all of them will survive, a park official said Saturday....