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Top NY lawmaker's arrest sends session, Senate into disarray
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The arrest of a powerful New York lawmaker on federal corruption charges threw one of America's most powerful statehouses into disarray, destabilizing the state's Senate while complicating an already contentious legislative agenda....
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Lawyers to make final arguments in Cleveland officer's trial
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Attorneys are scheduled to make their closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of a Cleveland patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire....
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Accused Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In 2010, authorities arrested Elton Simpson, one of the two suspected gunmen in a weekend shooting outside a contest in Texas featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad....
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Shooter disrupts family bike ride; 4 dead, including gunman
MENASHA, Wis. (AP) -- The Stoffel family set out on a bike ride on a beautiful spring evening, the young Wisconsin couple and their three children pedaling across a bridge they had ridden before. They were halfway across the Little Lake Butte des Morts when a gunman, apparently upset over a fight with his ex-fiancee, opened fire....
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Jurors see video of theater shooter asking if kids were hurt
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial got their first look at a video recording of gunman James Holmes asking detectives, "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"...
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Calif. seeks court stay of inmate's sex reassignment surgery
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California officials asked an appellate court on Monday to intervene to stay a lower court's order that the state immediately provide a transgender prison inmate with sex reassignment surgery....
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Boston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial
BOSTON (AP) -- For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand....
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NYPD officer with promising career dies from gunshot wound
NEW YORK (AP) -- Officer Brian Moore, the son, nephew and cousin of police officers, had already started carving out a promising career for himself at the New York Police Department, making more than 150 arrests and earning service medals in less than five years on the job....
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Cleanup of Superfund town would leave some asbestos behind
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A long-delayed cleanup proposal for a Montana community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure would leave the dangerous material inside some houses rather than remove it, as government officials seek to wind down an effort that has lasted more than 15 years and cost $540 million....
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Chef at Santa Monica whale sushi restaurant sentenced
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A chef who worked at a Santa Monica restaurant that illegally served whale meat has been sentenced....
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The Latest on prophet cartoon case: 1 man's mom speaks out
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Adelson denies Vegas executives had hand in Macau CEO firing
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson spent an entire day Monday denying that Las Vegas Sands officials had a hand in firing Steven Jacobs as Sands China Ltd. president in July 2010. He also denied any knowledge of an "exorcism strategy."...
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Court lists address of wrong woman in Gray case
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A woman whose address was listed in public court records as that of a police officer charged in the Freddie Gray case has been harassed by phone calls from bail bondsmen and visits from journalists to her home, her lawyer said Monday....
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Family of boy shot by police: Don't delay suit against cops
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Relatives of a 12-year-old boy who was killed by police asked Monday for their lawsuit against two officers to not be delayed and questioned why the criminal investigation remains pending more than five months after the shooting....
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Ferguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson is paying an attorney $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer there last summer, according to a newspaper report....
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