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Michael Brown’s parents announce civil lawsuit in death

Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson said Thursday that they would file a civil lawsuit in Michael Brown’s death.

Robust US job market is expected to keep delivering

Even after the most vigorous three-month hiring spree in 17 years, U.S. employers are showing few signs of letting up.

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New baby orca, other discoveries made by NOAA tracking team

A new baby orca wasn’t the only interesting discovery researchers made while tracking endangered killer whales.

Hillary Clinton email trove under review for release

The government will review a huge cache of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails for possible release after revelations she conducted official business as secretary of state in the shadows of a private account.

Man who shot at NSA building was hearing voices

The man accused of shooting at five public places in Maryland told police he heard voices directing him to fire at a random driver, according to charging documents released Thursday.

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Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea’s violent protest history

A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.

A look at US diplomatic security around the world

Thursday’s knife attack on America’s ambassador in Seoul was the first major case of violence involving a U.S. ambassador since the deadly siege in Benghazi, Libya, more than two years ago.

Snuggie seller settles charges that it deceived customers

The company behind the Snuggie, Perfect Bacon Bowl and other “As Seen on TV” products has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that it deceived customers.

NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days

NATO and Russia exchanged heated language reminiscent of Cold War days on Thursday with accusations of sinister geopolitical plotting and human rights abuses flying across an increasingly deep divide.

Hung jury means life for convicted murderer

Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty

Jurors who deadlocked on the punishment for convicted murderer Jodi Arias, sparing her life, said Thursday that they were 11-1 in favor of the death penalty and tried unsuccessfully to get the lone holdout kicked off the panel.

Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast

A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands without power in West Virginia.

Appeals court allows Nebraska gay marriage ban to stand

Ban to continue until appeal decided

A federal appeals court on Thursday allowed Nebraska's ban on gay marriage to stay in place, blocking a federal judge's order for the state to begin recognizing gay marriages and civil unions.

Harrison Ford reported engine failure before plane crash

Harrison Ford reported engine failure shortly after takeoff and told air-traffic controllers he was returning to the airport before crash-landing his vintage plane on a nearby golf course in Los Angeles

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Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence by bay

A Delta plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing during a snowstorm Thursday and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest perilously close to the icy waters of a bay.

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Ringling Bros. to give up elephant acts in 3 years

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the "Greatest Show on Earth" will go on without elephants.

Applications for US jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring.

US stocks edge higher; Pharmacyclics jumps on AbbVie bid

The stock market closed slightly higher on Thursday as gains for utilities and financial stocks were largely offset by losses in energy and materials companies.

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Study: Cats, foxes behind Australia’s alarming extinctions

Australia has always been unique, from its geographical isolation at the bottom of the Earth to its infamous bevy of venomous creatures.

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Fossil jaw sheds light on turning point in human evolution

A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday.

Murderer-rapist’s views reflect those of many in India

When a condemned killer said the woman he and others brutally gang-raped on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their callousness and lack of remorse. But the underlying view has wide acceptance in India.

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