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New York police eye retraining after custody death
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department is revamping its training on the use of force amid outrage over the death in police custody of a man suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes....
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Trial date set in Colorado theater shooting case
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are asking for more time before the trial to interview the psychiatrist and others involved in defendant James Holmes' first sanity evaluation....
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Suspect arrested in bomb scare on Louisiana campus
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- A man arrested for phoning in a fake bomb scare that led to the evacuation of a 15-acre university campus last week unsuccessfully attempted to rob a bank the same day, authorities said Tuesday....
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Exxon Mobil says it'll follow new anti-bias rules
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy....
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Bomb talk suspect to plead to immigration charge
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Moroccan man in Connecticut who authorities say expressed interest in using remote-controlled toy airplanes to bomb a school and a federal building is expected to plead guilty to an immigration charge....
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Jurors start considering Ventura defamation case
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- An attorney for Jesse Ventura asked a federal jury Tuesday to award the former Minnesota governor millions of dollars in damages for what he claimed is a lie in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle....
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Judge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban
DENVER (AP) -- Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter....
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Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland
ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) -- Beretta U.S.A. Corp. says concerns about a gun-control bill that passed in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee....
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Dan Borislow, magicJack inventor, dies at 52
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52....
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Maryland church built in 1773 ravaged by fire
HEBRON, Md. (AP) -- Authorities say a 241-year-old church on the National Register of Historic Places has been ravaged by fire in Maryland....
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UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."...
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Cause of fire at Williston company unknown
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- Authorities are unable to say what caused a large industrial fire in Williston to ignite....
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Drug cartel associates get 1-year prison sentence
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Two Mexican citizens associated to the Zetas drug cartel have been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for attempting to bribe a federal judge, federal prosecutors said Tuesday....
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Town hopes for answers after missing teen returns
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) -- After a 15-year-old girl returned safely to her family nine months after vanishing on the way home from school, townspeople who searched and prayed that she would return are relieved - and looking for answers about where she's been and how she got home....
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Montana judge censured over rape comments
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday publicly reprimanded a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime....
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