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APNewsBreak: 72 passengers reach settlements in Asiana crash
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline, attorneys for the passengers and airline said in a court filing Tuesday.... 3/4/2015 3:25 AM

Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses
The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.... 3/4/2015 2:11 AM

Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with its findings.... 3/4/2015 1:36 AM

Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by US marshals
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said Tuesday.... 3/4/2015 2:55 AM

Victims to relive horror of marathon bombing as trial begins
BOSTON (AP) -- In the two years since twin bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line, the case against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has focused on arguments over where his trial should be held, who should sit on the jury and what evidence prosecutors should be allowed to use.... 3/3/2015 9:24 PM

Documents: Georgia officials indecisive about execution
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren't sure whether they checked "this week's or last week's" batch, according to a court filing.... 3/4/2015 12:47 AM

Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives.... 3/3/2015 9:14 PM

City, contractor questioned at NYC jail health care hearing
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City lawmaker said at a hearing Tuesday that he didn't have confidence in the leadership of the private health provider awarded a $126 million contract to administer health care at the Rikers Island jail complex.... 3/3/2015 11:08 PM

North Dakota missionaries detained in Venezuela return home
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Four American missionaries who were released after several days of detention and questioning by Venezuelan authorities arrived home in North Dakota on Tuesday, saying they were glad to be back but hoped to return to the South American country someday.... 3/4/2015 1:10 AM

California teacher found hanging knew suicide's devastation
PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) -- The Southern California teacher whose students found her hanging from her classroom ceiling knew the devastating effects of suicide: Her own father went missing and was found dead with a bullet wound to his head after committing suicide nearly four years earlier.... 3/4/2015 12:32 AM



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