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Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak:... 4/21/2015 6:48 AM

Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.... 4/21/2015 3:42 AM

Developments in tensions between police and communities
Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escalated as additional interactions between police and suspects - lethal or otherwise - are captured on video by law enforcement or civilians. Here are some recent developments.... 4/21/2015 12:25 AM

Amid GOP criticism, Clinton defends family foundation
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself on the defensive during her first presidential campaign visit to New Hampshire this year, pushing back against swirling questions about her family foundation.... 4/21/2015 7:17 AM

Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) -- Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism.... 4/20/2015 4:15 PM

Questions, answers about federal anti-radicalization effort
The Obama administration is piloting programs in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale. But some community members and activists worry the efforts will amount to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities. Some questions and answers about the initiative:... 4/21/2015 12:23 AM

Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.... 4/21/2015 6:14 AM

Utah woman gets maximum sentence in deaths of 6 newborns
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Family members of a Utah woman sentenced to the maximum penalty Monday for killing six of her newborn babies said they were shocked at the grisly crimes from the woman they knew as a loving mother.... 4/21/2015 7:26 AM

Arizona sheriff faces contempt hearing in profiling case
PHOENIX (AP) -- The sheriff for metro Phoenix begins a four-day hearing Tuesday that could bring him fines, damage his credibility and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial profiling case.... 4/21/2015 8:05 AM

Sheriff, lawyer dispute whether 73-year-old deputy qualified
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Tulsa County volunteer deputy who shot and killed a suspect after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun was using an unauthorized weapon when he fired the fatal shot, lawyers for the dead man's family said Monday.... 4/21/2015 12:54 AM



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