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Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Federal agents searched more than a dozen homes Tuesday in a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.... 3/3/2015 6:03 PM

Jury seated in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect
BOSTON (AP) -- After two months of jury selection, a panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was seated Tuesday for the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.... 3/3/2015 6:52 PM

Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot
CHESTER, Ill. (AP) -- Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison.... 3/3/2015 6:46 PM

Georgia temporarily halts executions to examine drug
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) -- Corrections officials in Georgia have temporarily halted all planned executions to give the state time to analyze a drug that prompted the last-minute postponement of an execution.... 3/3/2015 7:14 PM

Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.... 3/3/2015 5:37 PM

Timeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser
Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by The Associated Press through a state open records request show how Halstead kept the company informed as he lobbied for the contract internally and accepted travel to events paid for by the company in the following months:... 3/3/2015 2:09 PM

US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.... 3/3/2015 6:55 PM

Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives.... 3/3/2015 5:35 PM

Airlines move to better track planes a year after Flight 370
NEW YORK (AP) -- At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200ER is hard to miss.... 3/3/2015 7:36 AM

Amid NY murder trial, man calls to say he could be Etan Patz
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man who thinks he could be Etan Patz called authorities amid the murder trial of a suspect charged in the boy's 1979 disappearance and death, prosecutors said Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 7:05 PM



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