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Next Minneapolis police chief tasked with changing culture
People who have worked closely with the man tapped to lead Minneapolis' embattled police department say he has qualities that would suit him well in the role: He's friendly, seems forthright, has deep roots in the city and is African-American, which could help improve the sour relationship between the police force and the city's sizeable black community....

'Let 1994 go': Simpson case's racial symbolism now a relic
Justin Zimmerman was a 7-year-old black boy in Moreno Valley, California, when O.J. Simpson was on trial for murder....

3 years after police chokehold death, US probe grinds on
NEW YORK (AP) -- When federal prosecutors asked to meet last month with Eric Garner's family, it stoked speculation that their investigation into his death was finally nearing a resolution three years after his last words - "I can't breathe" - became a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men....

Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges
HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted a U.S. soldier Friday for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group....

California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown's aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global warming....

Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters....

Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police s
PHOENIX (AP) -- Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over....

'Complete devastation' for some near California wildfire
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A chimney and a cinder block wall is all that's left standing among rubble that was a house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years, after a wildfire raced through her rural California community, the former nurses' aide said....

Optimism survives on 25th anniversary of Seeds of Peace
OTISFIELD, Maine (AP) -- Middle East peace is no closer today than it was a quarter century ago when Seeds of Peace brought the first Israeli and Palestinian teens together in the woods of Maine. But the latest group to spend time together sees reason for optimism....

Dad of teen who vanished on fishing trip denies negligence
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The father of a teenager who disappeared with his friend while boating in the Atlantic Ocean says he should not be held negligent for their presumed deaths....

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