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Islamic State group claims responsibility for Dallas assault
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.... 5/5/2015 8:55 PM

Reforming Baltimore police will be time-consuming, 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.... 5/5/2015 2:08 PM

Fingerprint ruse IDs Florida man as longtime Ohio fugitive
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A man convicted of manslaughter walked away from an Ohio prison farm in 1959, then was allowed to slip away from law enforcement in 1975 and disappeared until a ruse to get his fingerprints led to his arrest in Florida this week, investigators said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 9:55 PM

Turkey farmer hit by bird flu sees emotional, financial toll
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Lifelong turkey farmer Greg Langmo knew as soon as the young flock that usually clustered around him like curious little puppies turned lethargic and stopped eating that his Minnesota farm had been struck by the bird flu that has shaken the poultry industry.... 5/5/2015 9:05 PM

Ferguson mulls removing Brown shrine from middle of street
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Michael Brown was killed last summer is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose and is now more of an eyesore and a road hazard.... 5/5/2015 8:56 PM

Energy rich US states move to quash local limits on drilling
MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) -- Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public concern about the health and environmental toll of such activities in urban areas.... 5/5/2015 9:42 PM

Regulators: California fell far short of water-saving target
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste, state regulators reported Tuesday as they considered tough measures to force savings amid a continuing drought.... 5/5/2015 9:44 PM

Canadian judge delays bail decision for ex-Gitmo inmate
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- A Canadian judge said Tuesday she needs more time to make a decision on whether a former Guantanamo Bay inmate should be released on bail while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.... 5/5/2015 7:55 PM

Capital murder indictment returned in U.Va. slaying case
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The man charged with abducting and killing a University of Virginia student has been charged with capital murder and now faces the prospect of the death penalty.... 5/5/2015 9:51 PM

Utah law allows gun owners to use deadly force in many cases
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Police say two Utah men fatally shot would-be criminals a few miles apart over the weekend, but neither shooter is expected to face charges in a gun-friendly state that was one of the first to pass a "Stand Your Ground"-style law more than 20 years ago.... 5/5/2015 9:47 PM



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