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Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill

| |Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state.

Former al Qaida hostage recounts nightmare – of dealing with FBI

| |Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

The only thing as bad as being tortured for months as a captive of jihadists in Syria was dealing with the U.S. government afterward, according to one former American hostage.

AP National News Calendar

| |Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

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Alabama man dies on flight from Atlanta to Seattle

|Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

An Alabama man died on a commercial flight from Atlanta to Seattle and the airplane was diverted to Billings Logan International Airport.

Huge fire destroys Southern California pallet yard

|Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Fire has destroyed a sprawling Southern California pallet yard and several tractor trailers.

Dellwood mayor seeks aid to rebuild after riots

|Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

The mayor of a town neighboring Ferguson, Missouri, is calling on state and federal officials to help rebuild following an outbreak of violent protests that destroyed businesses.

Cops: Man inspired by gangster movie uses firebomb

|Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in "Gangster Squad" tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community.

Homeless woman's stun gun spurs 2nd Amendment case

| |Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Jaime Caetano was beaten so badly by her ex-boyfriend that she ended up in the hospital. So when a friend offered her a stun gun to protect herself, she took it.

S&P 500 ends lower as oil slump hits market

|Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

U.S. stocks are ending mostly lower as falling crude prices weigh on the market in a holiday-shortened session.

Eisner: NFL team would boost downtown Los Angeles

| |Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Michael Eisner likes a good game. He was chief executive at The Walt Disney Co. when it owned the Los Angeles Angels and founded the NHL's Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.