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Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case
Police detectives and prosecutors around the U.S. say that despite being banned in all 50 states, the ancient blood sport of dogfighting is thriving in the underground, with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake on big matches.
Pregnant woman, 3 others shot, killed; girl hurt
Police say a pregnant woman and three others were shot and killed in a Cleveland home, and a 10-year-old girl was wounded but expected to survive.
Official says Florida sheriff's deputy, gunman killed in shootout near Tallahassee; I wounded
Official says Florida sheriff's deputy, gunman killed in shootout near Tallahassee; one wounded.
Ferguson grand jury unusual in many ways
There are several unusual things about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Clinton: Obama immigration effort 'historic step'
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports President Barack Obama's executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, calling it a "historic step" and urging Congress to pursue a measure approved by the Senate last year.
City: Quarter-toting 'Robin Hooders' must back off
The antics of a group of self-styled Robin Hoods has a New Hampshire town pressing the state Supreme Court to force them to back off.
School district near Ferguson cancels classes
A school district that includes some students from Ferguson, Missouri, is calling off classes Monday and Tuesday, citing potential unrest if a much-anticipated grand jury announcement occurs soon.
Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory
Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.
Appeals for calm in Brown shooting case
As a grand jury nears an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting case, there are appeals for calm today from activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown.
Hall of Fame coach Tarkanian hospitalized in Vegas
Family members say Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian remains hospitalized in stable condition at a Las Vegas hospital where he's being treated for pneumonia.
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