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Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case that helped prompt the U.S. Department of Justice determine the city police department had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights.... 5/23/2015 3:12 PM

California oil spill harder to clean up in choppy waters
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were discovered.... 5/23/2015 8:15 AM

After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.... 5/23/2015 1:41 PM

Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections.... 5/23/2015 1:09 PM

DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said.... 5/23/2015 7:14 AM

California farmers agree to drastically cut water use
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.... 5/23/2015 7:09 AM

Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war
Veterans of the Iraq War watched in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distanced themselves in recent days from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.... 5/23/2015 2:47 PM

B.B. King memorial to mourn blues legend in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- B.B. King will be mourned in Las Vegas in a family-and-friends memorial ahead of the start of his final road tour home to the Mississippi Delta.... 5/23/2015 3:07 PM

Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) -- A man suspected of killing a former girlfriend and her teenage son, weeks after he was charged with restricting her to a crate in their western Missouri home, is likely still near his hometown, authorities said Friday.... 5/23/2015 5:54 AM

NY judge: Release testimony by Rosenberg brother in spy case
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge has ordered the unsealing of key grand jury testimony from 1950 that may give new fuel to suspicions that Ethel Rosenberg was unjustly convicted of espionage and put to death for conspiring to give nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.... 5/22/2015 9:39 PM

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