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Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.... 3/31/2015 8:44 PM

Religious freedom laws not used against gays in the past
NEW YORK (AP) -- Religious freedom laws like the one causing an uproar in Indiana have never been successfully used to defend discrimination against gays - and have rarely been used at all, legal experts say.... 3/31/2015 7:27 PM

Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack.... 3/31/2015 8:14 PM

Foreign adoptions by Americans reach lowest mark since 1982
NEW YORK (AP) -- The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped by 9 percent last year to the lowest level since 1982, according to new State Department figures.... 3/31/2015 8:33 PM

Police: Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital found in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An inmate hospitalized after a suicide attempt overpowered a guard, took her gun, escaped and carjacked two vehicles Tuesday, setting off a frenzied nine-hour search that ended with his capture as he got off a bus in the nation's capital.... 3/31/2015 8:40 PM

Agents probing drug site accused of taking online currency
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Two former federal agents are accused of using their positions and savvy computer skills to siphon more than $1 million in digital currency from the online black market known as Silk Road while they and their agencies operated an undercover investigation into the website.... 3/31/2015 3:10 PM

FBI identifies man killed in NSA shooting
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up to "party" at a motel, police said Tuesday.... 3/31/2015 6:27 PM

Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race
CHICAGO (AP) -- A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods fueled nearly constant bloodshed.... 3/31/2015 3:27 PM

AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle
DETROIT (AP) -- Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.... 3/31/2015 4:54 PM

Police: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A man and a woman in a romantic relationship were found dead after a shooting at a medical office building in downtown Fresno, police in central California said Tuesday.... 3/31/2015 8:27 PM



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