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FBI had investigated accused Texas gunman for years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson - one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.... 5/5/2015 4:00 AM

Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, "Black community, control the police!"... 5/5/2015 1:11 AM

'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.... 5/5/2015 12:06 AM

Conservative Nebraska looks at abolishing death penalty
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- There's not a lot of sympathy for the 11 men on death row in Nebraska, but spurred by frustration about the growing difficulty and cost of carrying out executions, lawmakers are considering eliminating the death penalty.... 5/5/2015 2:27 AM

Boston Marathon bomber cries at federal death penalty trial
BOSTON (AP) -- For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial.... 5/5/2015 4:02 AM

AP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym
David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said.... 5/5/2015 2:12 AM

AP PHOTOS: At the Met Gala
NEW YORK (AP) -- Deep reds and shimmery golds dominated as celebrities attending the annual Met Gala on Monday embraced this year's inspiration: the massive exhibition "China: Through the Looking Glass," a look at Chinese fashion through the ages.... 5/5/2015 2:53 AM

UC Berkeley's Mark Twain project finds cache of new writing
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco.... 5/5/2015 2:20 AM

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