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Lawyers: Police wrongly arrested some on Inauguration Day
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some innocent observers, including two journalists, were improperly swept up in a group of 230 people arrested after self-described anti-capitalists began breaking windows in Washington on Inauguration Day, lawyers said....

After mass turnout, can protests turn into political impact?
DENVER (AP) -- Deb Szeman, a self-described "homebody," had never participated in a demonstration before hopping on an overnight bus from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend the women's march on Washington....

18 dead amid reported tornadoes, other storms in the South
ADEL, Ga. (AP) -- A severe storm system that spun off apparent tornadoes and left scattered destruction around the Southeast has claimed at least 18 lives on a two-day sweep across the region, authorities said....

California storm causes flooding, triggers evacuations
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fast-moving floodwaters swept through California mountain communities and residents fled homes below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third - and largest - in the latest series of storms brought a deluge Sunday and warnings about damaging mudslides....

1 dead, multiple injured San Antonio shopping mall shooting
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A robbery inside a San Antonio shopping mall ended with shots fired on Sunday, leaving one person who tried to intervene dead, three others shot and another two people taken to hospital with non-shooting injuries, police and fire officials said....

Trump's victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power
HONOLULU (AP) -- President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency's value. What this means for states' efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question....

Community once home to Norman Rockwell scared after homicide
EAST ARLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- People in a normally bucolic Vermont town, which regularly celebrates its history as the mid-20th Century home of Norman Rockwell, are being told to lock their doors and leave their lights on after an elderly woman was stabbed to death in her home....

In debt and afraid: dealing with debt collectors
It's a scary place to be - in debt and afraid....

No more nerds, sex bombs: Female animators draw away clichés
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) -- The California Institute of the Arts was created partly by Walt Disney's desire to bring more top-flight animators into the profession. And it has during its 47 years, though for a long time almost all were men....

Ex-hostage's daughter finds dad's love by meeting his captor
NEW YORK (AP) -- She tried drugs. She tried arguing. She tried writing a book. After a quarter century, the daughter of the longest-held American hostage during Lebanon's civil war says she's found her father's love. And it took coming face-to-face with one of his captors to do it....

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