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Albert Garcia, right, smiles while posing for a photo with his attorney Raymond Aab, outside State Supreme Court in New York, Thursday. (AP Photo/Jake Pearson)
Albert Garcia, right, smiles while posing for a photo with his attorney Raymond Aab, outside State Supreme Court in New York, Thursday. (AP Photo/Jake Pearson)
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Worker acquitted in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K settlement

NEW YORK (AP) -- A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the officer fabricated the story to win money by suing the fast food restaurant.

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House Speaker John Boehner arrives for press conference on President Obama's plan to shield 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker John Boehner arrives for press conference on President Obama's plan to shield 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be.

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Tom Mudd clears snow from the roof of his house, in Cheektowaga, N.Y.
Tom Mudd clears snow from the roof of his house, in Cheektowaga, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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Snow ending, but threats of roof collapses, flooding loom in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A snowfall that brought huge snowdrifts and closed roads around Buffalo was finally expected to stop, but residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and into the coming week raised the possibility of floods and the specter of roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.

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From left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., pause during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
From left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., pause during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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What was the reaction to Obama’s immigration announcement?

Here is a sampling of reaction to the President Obama's immigration plan:

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Officials standing outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn
Officials standing outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)
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Newtown shooter’s history reviewed in new report

 

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut agency that investigated the background of the socially isolated, violence-obsessed man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is issuing a report on his mental health and educational history.

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President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address Thursday.  (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address Thursday. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)
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Key elements of Obama’s actions on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:

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The White House is seen at dusk in Washington
The White House is seen at dusk in Washington (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Text of President Obama’s immigration address

Text of President Barack Obama's immigration address Thursday night, as provided by the White House:

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People chant during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday as President Barack Obama announced executive actions on immigration. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
People chant during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday as President Barack Obama announced executive actions on immigration. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Obama announces expansive executive action on immigration

President Barack Obama is poised to claim broad authority to grant work permits to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States and to protect them from deportation. But Republicans are vowing an all-out fight against it.

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Hiroshi Shimizu, of Japanese airbag maker Takata, apologizes for the failure of the defective devices, as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Hiroshi Shimizu, of Japanese airbag maker Takata, apologizes for the failure of the defective devices, as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Which vehicles and models are included in airbag recalls?

Automakers have recalled 8 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a problem with air bags made by Takata Corp. The air bags can explode with too much force, sending shards of metal into the passenger compartments.

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President Obama plans to unveil his executive actions on immigration in an 8 p.m. address from the White House Thursday.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Obama plans to unveil his executive actions on immigration in an 8 p.m. address from the White House Thursday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Does President Obama have authority for immigration changes?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's announcement of sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over legality. Is he on solid legal ground?

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