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Report: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year - more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 7:33 PM

Islamic State group takes credit for suburban Dallas assault
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, marking the first time the terror group has taken credit for an attack in the United States.... 5/5/2015 7:46 PM

Reforming Baltimore police will be time-consuming, costly
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore's top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city's mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer misconduct.... 5/5/2015 2:08 PM

Fingerprint ruse IDs Florida man as longtime Ohio fugitive
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A convicted killer escaped from an Ohio prison farm in 1959, then was allowed to slip away from law enforcement in 1975 and disappeared until a ruse to get his fingerprints led to his arrest in Florida this week, investigators said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 6:16 PM

Regulators: California fell far short of water-saving target
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste, state regulators reported Tuesday as they considered tough measures to force savings amid a continuing drought.... 5/5/2015 7:03 PM

Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer points to family dysfunction
BOSTON (AP) -- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers called a Russian historian and a psychiatrist to the stand Tuesday in a bid to save the Boston Marathon bomber from the death penalty by portraying him as the product of a dysfunctional family from a turbulent corner of the world.... 5/5/2015 6:47 PM


Final EPA plan would leave some asbestos in Montana town
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Federal regulators' long-delayed clean-up for a Montana mining community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos contamination would leave some of the deadly material in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere - stirring worries among residents about the possibility of future exposures.... 5/5/2015 7:36 PM

NYPD officer with promising career dies from gunshot wound
NEW YORK (AP) -- Officer Brian Moore, the son, nephew and cousin of police officers, had already started carving out a promising career for himself at the New York Police Department, making more than 150 arrests and earning service medals in less than five years on the job.... 5/5/2015 5:35 AM

Ferguson mulls removing Michael Brown shrine from mid-street
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Michael Brown was killed last summer is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose for long enough and is now more of an eyesore and a road hazard.... 5/5/2015 7:14 PM



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