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Tornadoes in southern Plains, destroy homes, flip cars
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Tornadoes raked the southern Plains Wednesday, overturning cars on an Oklahoma City interstate and destroying dozens of homes.... 5/7/2015 4:41 AM

Texas gay discrimination bill opens complex father-son split
HOUSTON (AP) -- Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been partners for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home.... 5/6/2015 11:12 PM

Author faces heckler at forum about book on Missoula rapes
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- A Missoula audience gave the best-selling author of a book about the city's mishandling of rape cases a standing ovation Wednesday and then booed a heckler who had elbowed his way to the stage and called Jon Krakauer a liar.... 5/7/2015 3:17 AM

Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks
NEW YORK (AP) -- The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media.... 5/7/2015 3:19 AM

Baltimore mayor seeks federal civil-rights probe of police
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore's mayor was emphatic last week: She did not want federal oversight of her police department.... 5/6/2015 11:09 PM

Brown lawns loom this summer in California
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) -- It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the Southern California sun.... 5/7/2015 1:57 AM

Los Angeles chief concerned after police kill homeless man
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday he has yet to see evidence that would justify one of his officers fatally shooting an unarmed homeless man near Venice Beach.... 5/7/2015 2:10 AM

Man accused of robbing bank posted video on social media
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A man arrested for robbing a bank posted a photo and videos of the theft on social media - but said he shouldn't have been charged because he didn't threaten anyone and politely asked for the money.... 5/7/2015 12:38 AM

Honolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution sting
HONOLULU (AP) -- About a dozen women arrested over the weekend in a Honolulu prostitution sting at massage parlors won't be charged with prostitution. Instead, they face the more severe charge of sex assault.... 5/7/2015 2:28 AM

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