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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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Family of driver killed in train-car collision plans to sue
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) -- The family of the SUV driver involved in a deadly collision with a Metro-North commuter train plans to sue the railroad....
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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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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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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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Dog rescued after being found impaled, dangling from tree
WADMALAW ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- A dog has been rescued after he was found impaled on a tree limb and dangling 15 feet in the air in a South Carolina marsh....
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Raleigh police officer burned by free coffee sues Starbucks
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A Raleigh police officer who got a free cup of Starbucks coffee is suing the company for $50,000 after he spilled it and got burned....
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Reforming Baltimore police will be expensive, costly
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore's top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city's mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer misconduct....
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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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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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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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