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Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.

AP National News Calendar

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

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Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at 92.

Marine's lawyers seek new judge in war crime case

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Attorneys for a Marine sergeant being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case have asked a judge to remove himself, saying he's incapable of being impartial and objective.

Murder charge dropped in prayer group death

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Two years after the lifeless body of a young suburban Kansas City woman was found inside a locked minivan near a lake, prosecutors on Friday dropped a first-degree murder charge against the man who told police he had killed her.

Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing death

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.

'Grim Reaper' attacks woman in California home

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A San Diego County woman has been attacked and stabbed in her home by an intruder dressed as the Grim Reaper on Halloween.

Union appeal denied in NY stop and frisk case

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A federal appeals court on Friday denied a last-ditch effort by police unions to continue challenging a decision that the New York Police Department violated the civil rights of minorities with its stop and frisk policy, clearing the way for reforms to begin.

Forcing court translators to take lie detector tests illegal, judge rules

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

At the behest of the Drug Enforcement Administration, a leading court translation service forced its employees to take lie-detector tests in violation of federal law, a federal judge has found.

Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region — the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad — there is still no plan.