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By By MATTHEW DALY | November 24, 2014 3:30 pm
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  • Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 3:30 pm
    A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.
  • Autopsy begins on Kansas woman found raped, burned
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 3:24 pm
    An autopsy has begun on a Kansas woman who died this weekend, days after she was sexually assaulted and set on fire in a Wichita park, a county official said Monday.
  • US judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 3:24 pm
    A U.S. judge sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to 22 years in prison Monday for his role in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy, saying the stiff sentence should send a message to traffickers everywhere.
  • 21 states push to overturn Maryland gun law
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 3:18 pm
    Twenty-one states have asked a federal appeals court to overturn Maryland's tough gun-control law, contending that its provisions banning 45 assault weapons and limiting gun magazines to 10 rounds violate the Second Amendment right to keep firearms at home for self-protection.
  • FAA chief: Disaster response depends on funding
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 3:12 pm
    The Federal Aviation Administration outlined steps Monday to improve its security and air traffic control backup systems following the sabotage of a suburban Chicago air traffic control center that disrupted travel nationwide -- but said widespread upgrades will require money from Congress.
  • Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 3:00 pm
    A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August -- a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.
  • Teens punished for prank on autistic classmate
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 3:00 pm
    Three teens who admitted to dumping urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old autistic classmate during an ice bucket prank were ordered Monday to do community service and write apology letters to the victim and his family.
  • Attorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 2:54 pm
    A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.
  • 1 of 3 victims from FSU shooting is paralyzed
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 2:42 pm
    In the frantic moments at the Florida State University campus library last week, bullets struck 21-year-old student Farhan "Ronny" Ahmed three times, including a shot that severely damaged his spine and left him paralyzed from the waist down, his sister said on Monday.
  • FDA strengthens warning on device linked to cancer
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 2:42 pm
    U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients.
  • New Mexico commission makes Gila River decision
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 2:42 pm
    New Mexico's most powerful water planning commission has voted to take advantage of federal funding to build a diversion and storage system along the Gila River.
  • Answers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 2:37 pm
    A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which was followed by sometimes violent protests. Some answers to common questions about the grand jury:
  • Governor's book gets scrutiny in immigration suit
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 2:30 pm
    A book by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that provides behind-the-scenes details of her handling of the state's 2010 landmark immigration law is facing scrutiny in a legal challenge of the contentious statute.
  • Florida 'warning shot' case ends in plea deal
    Associated Press | November 24, 2014 2:30 pm
    A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida's "stand your ground" law in its defense, arguing that she feared for her life before discharging the weapon.