Angry over spying, Muslims say: ‘Don’t call NYPD’

NEW YORK (AP) – After a decade of the police spying on the innocuous details of the daily lives of Muslims, activists in New York are discouraging people from going directly to the police with their concerns about terrorism, a campaign that is certain to further strain relations between the two groups. By Justin Sullivan, Getty Images NYPD police officers direct a van to pull over at a checkpoint near Times Square on September 12. By Justin Sullivan, Getty Images NYPD police officers direct a van to pull over at a checkpoint near Times Square on September 12 Continue reading

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Herman Cain ‘totally respects women,’ wife says

ANN CURRY, co-host: We're going to now make a turn now to politics and the newest claim of sexual misconduct leveled against GOP front-runner Herman Cain . A fourth accuser came forward on Monday. We'll talk to her in just a moment, but first, NBC 's Kelly O'Donnell is in Washington with details. Continue reading

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Elderly California Man Suspected in Beating Death of Wife, but May Not Remember It

Published November 13, 2011 | NewsCore LOS ANGELES –   A 96-year-old man was in police custody Sunday on suspicion of fatally bludgeoning his wife -- but he may not even be aware of her death, due to his dementia, KTLA-TV reported. Officers were called Saturday to the Los Angeles home Milton Weiss shared with wife Ann on a report of a suspicious death, and found the 81-year-old woman dead from an apparent head injury. Continue reading

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Police-supply firms give big to museum project in D.C.

WASHINGTON – The list of the most generous donors to the planned $80 million National Law Enforcement Museum is packed with corporate powerhouses — Motorola, DuPont, Verizon and Panasonic, among others. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund The National Law Enforcement Museum is shown in an artist's rendering. The companies or their related foundations have poured millions of dollars into developing the new attraction, set to open here in late 2013. Continue reading

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Asia-Pacific leaders: Free trade vital to recovery

KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Asia-Pacific leaders said further freeing up trade is crucial to a lasting global economic recovery as they wrapped up an annual summit that produced tangible progress toward a regional trade bloc. A declaration Sunday from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Hawaii said the region is now the vanguard for global growth due to previous progress in forging closer economic ties and free trade. A U.S.-backed plan to forge a Pacific free trade bloc got a big boost Sunday when leaders of Canada and Mexico joined Japan in expressing support for a deal that has received a cool reception from rising power China. Continue reading

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More foreign students studying in USA

By Mary Beth Marklein, USA TODAY Updated International students and their dependents contributed more than $20 billion to the U.S. economy last year as record numbers of foreigners enrolled in U.S. Continue reading

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Sex abuse scandal puts focus on charity

The charity that Jerry Sandusky founded is under scrutiny for whether it acted swiftly or effectively enough after it was informed of allegations that the former Penn State assistant football coach had sexually abused boys the foundation was supposed to help. Continue reading

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Pedophiles infiltrate respected institutions to find victims

The Penn State allegations may seem unthinkable: revered assistant coach and prominent community activist Jerry Sandusky preying on eight children. But such abuses of trust play out in the USA over and over again. By Rick Bowmer, AP A jury found the national Boy Scouts of America and a local council negligent in an abuse case involving an assistant Scoutmaster. Continue reading

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Study: Calif. mental patients force to wait past limit

WASHINGTON – Mental health patients in California are often forced to wait for care beyond the 10-day limit required by state law, which is a troubling sign for the 2010 federal health care law's requirement to treat mental health patients in the same way as those suffering from other ailments, a survey of providers shows. Continue reading

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‘Occupy’ movement faces challenge from violent fringe

By Rick Hampson, USA TODAY Updated As winter closes in on its open-air encampments and public attention prepares to move on to the next big thing, the Occupy movement faces a dilemma: Conflict and confrontation, which have helped make it a national phenomenon, also can derail it. By Kimihiro Hoshino, AFP/Getty Images A masked Occupy Oakland protester smashes a window at a Wells Fargo Bank branch on Nov Continue reading

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