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FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology - all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.... 6/2/2015 2:18 PM

Boston Marathon bomber's college pal gets 6 years in prison
BOSTON (AP) -- A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling police when he recognized photos of Tsarnaev as a suspect.... 6/2/2015 3:56 PM

California farmers plan to avoid water-sucking crops
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Dozens of California farmers aiming to meet voluntary water conservation targets submitted plans to the state saying they intend to plant less thirsty crops and leave some fields unplanted amid the relentless drought.... 6/2/2015 2:53 PM

Survey: Most Americans with disabilities 'striving to work'
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- More than two-thirds of American adults with disabilities are "striving to work," according to a national employment survey being released just before the landmark legislation protecting their rights turns 25.... 6/2/2015 3:50 PM

Theater gunman says he knew shooting was 'legally wrong'
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- James Holmes knew his mission to shoot as many people as possible in a crowded Colorado movie theater was legally wrong, according to a videotaped conversation between Holmes and a psychiatrist that prosecutors are playing in court.... 6/2/2015 7:57 AM

ACLU: Squalid conditions at troubled Baltimore jail
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The ACLU and Public Justice Center are asking a federal judge to reopen a lawsuit against the state of Maryland, saying there are squalid conditions at a troubled Baltimore jail.... 6/2/2015 3:19 PM

Copper thefts from the rails rise with price of the metal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Longtime New York City subway cops have seen copper thefts before, but last week's heist on a stretch of open-air tracks was particularly brazen: 500 feet of inch-thick cable stripped from the rails in the middle of the night.... 6/2/2015 1:01 PM

Black and Jewish WWI heroes finally getting Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is awarding the Medal of Honor to two World War I U.S. Army soldiers who may have been denied the top military honor in the past due to discrimination.... 6/2/2015 3:50 PM

Jenner's change a high-profile step for transgender movement
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The handsome, muscular Bruce Jenner, whose picture appeared on the Wheaties cereal box the year after he won the Olympic gold medal, is on the cover of Vanity Fair this week, only now as Caitlyn Jenner, an attractive woman in a strapless, white corset.... 6/2/2015 3:56 PM

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