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GM expert says 21 deaths eligible for compensation
The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches has risen to at least 21.
Crews make progress on huge California wildfire
Cooler, wet weather helped firefighters make progress on a huge Northern California wildfire that destroyed nearly three-dozen structures, forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people and forced the cancellation of a sporting event because of the smoke.
President: No danger from threat at Alabama dorm
The president of the University of Alabama says there was no danger from a threat that prompted a lockdown at a women's dormitory in Tuscaloosa.
Judge to hear sides in Detroit water shutoffs
A hearing is scheduled in bankruptcy court on a motion to stop the city's water department from shutting service off to residents with unpaid bills.
Man seen with missing UVa student being sought
Authorities are searching for a man believed to be the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving.
3 Afghan soldiers missing from Cape Cod base
Police and military officials are searching for a second day for three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base.
Clementi family become advocates after suicide
The family of a New Jersey college student who committed suicide after his roommate recorded him with another man has emerged as a champion for LGBT and vulnerable youth.
4 kids killed in Pa. crash weren't restrained
Authorities say four children killed in a multivehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania weren't in booster seats or wearing seat belts.
Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law
There's been only one prosecution of a civil rights killing since the Emmett Till Act became law nearly six years ago and supporters want to strengthen the law.
Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons
The Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement agencies got a lot of attention — and criticism — in the aftermath of the militarized police response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.
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