01/30/2015 03:28 AM EST - SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen media outlets are asking a California judge to unseal search warrants and other documents related to the murders of a family of four whose bodies were found in shallow desert graves.   Full Story
 
Balloon crew surpasses distance record; Mexico landing next
01/30/2015 02:58 AM EST - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon on a record-setting journey across the Pacific Ocean entered the final leg of their trip Friday as they traveled along the California coast for an expected landing somewhere in Mexico. Full Story

01/30/2015 02:48 AM EST - MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.   Full Story
 
Expert notes officers' threat perception in fatal shootings
01/30/2015 02:33 AM EST - DENVER (AP) — It's unclear how a Denver police officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl was hurt, but an academic expert on police use of force says the threat perceived by the officer is critical in determining whether the shooting was justified. Full Story

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01/30/2015 02:48 AM EST - CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from undercover stings involving fictional drug stash houses, a federal law enforcement technique critics contend amounts to entrapment and displays racial bias against minorities.   Full Story
 
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    FBI releases photos of San Francisco gold nugget thieves

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI has released photos made from surveillance video of three masked thieves stealing historic gold nuggets on display at a San Francisco bank museum after ramming a stolen SUV through its revolving door. Full Story
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    James Franco tries to move beyond "The Interview"

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Almost two months after the hack heard 'round the world, James Franco is trying and ready to move past "The Interview. Full Story
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    David Letterman wants Jay Leno to appear on show

    Former “Tonight Show” host has been invited to appear with old rival before CBS host retires in May.