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Business Briefing | Agriculture: Midwest Farmers Looking for Best Crop in Decades

A cool spring in the Midwest has farmers eager for soils to warm up before planting what is expected to be the region’s biggest crop in decades.

Investigation Continues of Shootings in Kaufman, Tex.

The police are looking into the possibility that a Kaufman County district attorney and his wife who were shot dead last Saturday may have known the killer.

Ellisville Journal: Ellisville, Mo., Mayor Facing Impeachment

Adam Paul, the outspoken 32-year-old mayor of Ellisville, Mo., is at war with his City Council, whose allegations against him include cursing and drinking.

Judge Orders F.D.A. to Make Morning-After Pill Available Over the Counter for All Ages

An acidly worded decision raised a broader question about whether a cabinet secretary can decide on a drug’s availability for reasons other than its safety and effectiveness.

Tim Pernetti, Rutgers Athletic Director, Resigns

The circle of those who saw video of a coach’s abusive acts as soon as December was wider than had been understood.

National Briefing | Rockies: Colorado: One of 2 Tied to Killing Suspect Is in Custody

A member of a white supremacist gang was arrested and another was being sought for questioning on Friday in the death of Colorado’s prisons chief.

U.S. to Keep Control of Mental Care in California Prisons

A judge ruled on Friday that court oversight of the mental health care in California prisons remained necessary.

Rubio, Amid Planning, Is Yet to Commit on Immigration Bill

Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, has been part of a bipartisan group drafting legislation in secret since the November election.

National Briefing | South: Mississippi: Officer Was Killed With His Own Gun

A police detective who was killed along with a murder suspect at police headquarters in Jackson was shot with his own gun, the authorities said Friday.

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Settle Wrongful Death Suit

The parents of Trayvon Martin, 17, have settled a wrongful-death lawsuit against the homeowners’ association in the gated community where George Zimmerman shot him.

U.S. and Japan Agree on Returning Okinawa Land

The agreement on a new timetable for handing over a Marine airfield and other military bases could help solve an issue that has strained America’s ties with its largest Asian ally.