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Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot
PHOENIX (AP) -- About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.... 5/6/2015 2:19 PM

Baltimore mayor calls for federal investigation into police
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.... 5/6/2015 2:58 PM

Officers' legal attack begins in Freddie Gray case
BALTIMORE (AP) -- One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray has challenged police and a top prosecutor to produce a knife that prompted the arrest, arguing in a court motion that it is an illegal weapon.... 5/6/2015 8:29 AM


AP EXPLAINS: What's next for jury in missing NYC boy case?
NEW YORK (AP) -- The haunting case of missing first-grader Etan Patz has endured for almost four decades - and deliberations in the long-awaited murder trial stemming from his 1979 disappearance are enduring extraordinarily long, too.... 5/6/2015 6:10 AM

Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order
AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) -- A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage.... 5/6/2015 12:24 PM

Community honors Idaho officer fatally shot on patrol
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Hundreds of people gathered at a candlelight vigil for a veteran police officer who was shot and killed while patrolling a northern Idaho neighborhood, some traveling from out of state and others paying tribute to the sacrifice of a lawman they didn't know.... 5/6/2015 1:53 PM

Author to face critics of new book about city's rape cases
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Best-selling author Jon Krakauer is making one public appearance to promote his latest work, "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town." It's in the titular town, where he will face angry critics who say his decision to focus on the small Montana city is unfair.... 5/6/2015 2:09 PM

New evidence leads to capital murder charge in U.Va. case
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A prosecutor has obtained a capital murder indictment against the man accused of the abduction and killing a University of Virginia student, saying she plans to seek the death penalty.... 5/6/2015 8:07 AM

With new standardized tests, educators worry about scores
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.... 5/6/2015 7:11 AM



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