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Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind
As the nation's economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle's was about to take off....

Business survivors: AP revisits owners from recession years
NEW YORK (AP) -- They are business survivors - owners whose small companies withstood the Great Recession that forced thousands of others out of business. Along the way, many had to lay off workers, forgo salaries or find new ways to earn money....

Coroner: Accused state lawmaker's death is apparent suicide
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide, the county coroner said....

Judges to examine if drug stash-house stings racially biased
CHICAGO (AP) -- The question of whether federal agents display racial bias by staging phony drug stash-house stings overwhelmingly in black neighborhoods is the focus of hearings beginning Thursday in Chicago and could determine whether agencies curtail or even abandon their use nationwide....

Hawaii case draws attention to same-sex child support issues
HONOLULU (AP) -- National gay rights advocates are watching how a child support fight between a divorced lesbian couple plays out in Hawaii, likely the first such case before a state Supreme Court, experts say....

Man charged in Charlottesville car attack due in court
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A young man accused of ramming a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, faces a court hearing Thursday on charges including second-degree murder....

Activism, charity sustain Sandy Hook families 5 years later
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Out of a senseless tragedy, they have sought ways to find meaning in advocacy....

Ohio high court shields full au
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday rejected requests for unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members....

At age 17, he killed a deputy; at 71, he could get parole
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- More than a half-century after a Louisiana teen was sent to prison for killing a sheriff's deputy, the now 71-year-old inmate is getting his first chance at parole since the nation's highest court ruled in his favor and cleared a path to freedom for hundreds of other "juvenile lifers."...

Lines cut around a third of still-powerful California blaze
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fire lines have been established around nearly a third of one of the largest wildfires in California history, but danger remains....

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