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Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot
PHOENIX (AP) -- About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.... 5/6/2015 2:19 PM

Governor lifts state of emergency for Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he has rescinded a state of emergency for Baltimore and all National Guard and state police have been pulled out.... 5/6/2015 4:04 PM

Officers' legal attack begins in Freddie Gray case
BALTIMORE (AP) -- One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray has challenged police and a top prosecutor to produce a knife that prompted the arrest, arguing in a court motion that it is an illegal weapon.... 5/6/2015 8:29 AM

Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92
DALLAS (AP) -- Former House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92.... 5/6/2015 3:50 PM

Chicago approves $5.5M package for police torture victims
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago City Council has approved a $5.5 million reparations package to the victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal.... 5/6/2015 4:00 PM

Ex-in-law testifies from Kazakhstan in Boston Marathon trial
BOSTON (AP) -- A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev testified Wednesday from Kazakhstan about the role of a conservative Muslim convert who steered Tsarnaev's older brother toward a stricter version of Islam.... 5/6/2015 3:52 PM


AP EXPLAINS: What's next for jury in missing NYC boy case?
NEW YORK (AP) -- The haunting case of missing first-grader Etan Patz has endured for almost four decades - and deliberations in the long-awaited murder trial stemming from his 1979 disappearance are enduring extraordinarily long, too.... 5/6/2015 3:09 PM

Oil train derailment prompts evacuation in North Dakota town
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- An oil train derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in a rural area of central North Dakota, prompting the evacuation of a nearby town where about three dozen people live.... 5/6/2015 3:58 PM

Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order
AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) -- A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage.... 5/6/2015 12:24 PM



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