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Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US
BOSTON (AP) -- Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors - and their financial aid - to Syrian refugees.... 5/24/2016 4:29 AM

Smaller cities across US opening high-tech crime centers
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Live video feeds from cameras across Hartford, Connecticut, light up a wall of flat-screen monitors in a high-tech room at the city's old police department, while computers take in data from license plate readers and a gunshot detection system.... 5/24/2016 4:24 AM

Cosby due in court in Pennsylvania sex-assault case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby is due in Pennsylvania court Tuesday morning for a key hearing in his criminal sex-assault case.... 5/24/2016 4:52 AM

As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness
RIO, Fla. (AP) -- A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital.... 5/24/2016 7:53 AM

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast
NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before.... 5/24/2016 4:32 AM

Freddie Gray: Prosecutor criticized after officer acquittal
BALTIMORE (AP) -- After two trials and no convictions, Baltimore's top prosecutor is facing criticism that she moved too quickly to file charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray without first ensuring there was enough evidence to bring them to bear.... 5/24/2016 7:58 AM

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.... 5/24/2016 6:20 AM

Unnamed 'Oxygen Thief' become self-published success
NEW YORK (AP) -- The fair-skinned man with the hoodie and dark ski cap sits on a bench outside McNally Jackson Books in downtown Manhattan, where neither patrons nor employees seem aware that he's the author of a work so in demand at the store that it's often out of stock.... 5/24/2016 7:10 AM

5 dead after skydiving tour plane crashes in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) -- Five people died after a skydiving tour plane crashed and caught fire in Hawaii, one of two plane crashes reported Monday in the islands.... 5/24/2016 6:01 AM

Opening statements expected in 'Shield' actor murder trial
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Opening statements are expected to begin Tuesday in the murder trial of an actor who played a police officer in the television series "The Shield."... 5/24/2016 7:11 AM

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