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Tense standoff at Dakota Access protest encampment
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- The prospect of a police raid on an encampment protesting the Dakota Access pipeline faded as night fell Wednesday, with law enforcement making no immediate move after protesters rejected their request to withdraw from private land....

AP News Guide: New phase for Dakota Access Pipeline protests
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Police and activists protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline are in a tense standoff over the activists' occupation of private land owned by the pipeline developer. Here's a guide to the latest developments and key background about the protest:...

When Hispanic teens vanished, did New York police do enough?
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Hispanic teenagers began vanishing last winter in Brentwood, a working-class suburb 40 miles east of New York City....

Police investigate destruction of Trump's Hollywood star
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police are investigating a pre-dawn attack that destroyed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame less than two weeks before the election....

2 studies point to lack of campaign substance on newscasts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two studies of U.S. news coverage suggest that this is a presidential campaign with little substance - unless groping women, tax returns and email servers are your idea of major issues....

Ohio judge: Jury can hear about pot in slain man's car
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The defense for a white former police officer charged with murder can tell jurors about marijuana found in the car driven by the unarmed black man he fatally shot after a traffic stop, an Ohio judge ruled Wednesday....

Hurricane floods homeless housing in historic St. Augustine
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- Days after Hurricane Matthew sent floodwaters surging through historic St. Augustine, the county's director of homeless services was panicked....

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Students at Brigham Young University who report sexual assault will no longer be investigated for possible violations of the strict honor code that bans drinking and premarital sex, the Mormon-owned school announced Wednesday in a major reversal to a practice that drew widespread scrutiny....

Judge rejects claim to Prince estate from woman and girl
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota judge ruled Wednesday that a woman and girl who claim to be Prince's niece and grandniece will not be considered heirs to the late music superstar's estate....

South Dakota chef revitalizing Native American cuisine
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Sean Sherman is working to help Native Americans reclaim their identity one meal at a time....

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