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Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with its findings.... 3/3/2015 11:35 PM

Victims to relive horror of marathon bombing as trial begins
BOSTON (AP) -- In the two years since twin bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line, the case against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has focused on arguments over where his trial should be held, who should sit on the jury and what evidence prosecutors should be allowed to use.... 3/3/2015 9:24 PM

Documents: Georgia officials indecisive about execution
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren't sure whether they checked "this week's or last week's" batch, according to a court filing.... 3/3/2015 11:25 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 9:14 PM

City, contractor questioned at NYC jail health care hearing
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City lawmaker said at a hearing Tuesday that he didn't have confidence in the leadership of the private health provider awarded a $126 million contract to administer health care at the Rikers Island jail complex.... 3/3/2015 11:08 PM

Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he gave her classified material - including information on war strategy and identities of covert operatives - while she was working on the book.... 3/3/2015 11:45 PM

California students return to class after teacher suicide
PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) -- Students who returned Tuesday to a California high school where a popular photography teacher hanged herself found the classroom locked and a picture of the smiling brunette by the front door with notes and flowers.... 3/3/2015 11:44 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 10:15 PM

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during 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 11:40 PM

Idaho Senate opens with Hindu prayer, 3 lawmakers protest
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Three lawmakers refused to attend the Idaho Senate's daily invocation after objecting to the offering of a Hindu prayer.... 3/3/2015 10:55 PM



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