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After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report released Tuesday that set the stage for federal monitoring of the police department that serves New Jersey's largest city.... 7/22/2014 5:21 PM

Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
ATLANTA (AP) -- Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.... 7/22/2014 11:32 PM

Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots
When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.... 7/22/2014 11:05 PM

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.... 7/22/2014 8:59 PM

New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks
BOSTON (AP) -- A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.... 7/22/2014 10:41 PM

Towns struggle with debate over immigrant services
LYNN, Mass. (AP) -- The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, a former industrial city outside Boston that's thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.... 7/22/2014 5:07 PM

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters made progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.... 7/22/2014 9:41 PM

Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.... 7/22/2014 9:53 PM

Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack
DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.... 7/22/2014 3:42 PM

Homeless slayings underscore dangers on the street
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque underscores the vulnerability of transients, who prosecutors and police said Tuesday are often victimized but rarely report the crimes.... 7/22/2014 4:32 PM