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Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot had vocalized beliefs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one speaking of shooting President Barack Obama to "strike fear in the hearts of infidels," federal authorities said.... 2/26/2015 10:06 PM

'Black Madam' testifies at buttocks-injection murder trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Gothic hip-hop artist charged in the death of a London break-dancer she injected with silicone is set to resume testimony at her trial.... 2/27/2015 7:34 AM

Pot fight between DC Mayor, Congress could cost the city
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new mayor of the nation's capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill.... 2/27/2015 4:01 AM

Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, dies at 97
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as football and who championed human rights around the globe, has died. He was 97.... 2/27/2015 8:10 AM

LA teachers, union leaders rally amid stalled talks
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park on Thursday in demand of higher wages and smaller class sizes amid stalled contract negotiations.... 2/27/2015 5:53 AM

Indiana may allow 'baby boxes' for surrendering newborns
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what's inside could save an abandoned newborn's life.... 2/27/2015 6:46 AM

Missouri auditor dies in 'apparent suicide,' police say
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself in what police described as an "apparent suicide," minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview.... 2/27/2015 6:53 AM

Parents of slain journalist James Foley: US should do more
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The government - and the press - failed to do enough to save the life of the freelance journalist who was the first American killed by Islamic State militants, James Foley's parents said at a university forum Thursday.... 2/27/2015 4:20 AM

New charges for group that disrupted Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prosecutors took a hard line Thursday with demonstrators who participated in a rare disruption inside the U.S. Supreme Court, adding additional charges against them and saying disrupting the high court is different from other protests in the nation's capital.... 2/27/2015 12:49 AM

Lawyer: Second autopsy shows officers shot man from behind
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- An independent autopsy of an unarmed Mexican man killed by police in Washington state shows he was shot as many as seven times - including twice from behind - contradicting earlier statements from authorities, an attorney for the man's family said Thursday.... 2/27/2015 7:38 AM



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