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Arkansas Senate approves updated religious-objections bill
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics that included his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.... 4/2/2015 12:52 AM

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.... 4/2/2015 12:54 AM

Things to know about indictment against Sen. Menendez
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, and Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor, were indicted Wednesday on federal corruption and bribery charges.... 4/2/2015 12:01 AM

11 former Atlanta educators convicted in cheating scandal
ATLANTA (AP) -- In one of the biggest cheating scandals of its kind in the U.S., 11 former Atlanta public school educators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their role in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams.... 4/1/2015 10:38 PM

Getty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy.... 4/2/2015 12:59 AM

NYC detective's video rant at Uber cab driver spurs transfer
NEW YORK (AP) -- A detective heard on video berating an Uber driver and asking, "How long have you been in this country?" was stripped of his gun and badge Wednesday and will be transferred from the police anti-terrorism division, officials said.... 4/2/2015 12:07 AM

Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from eastern Illinois jail
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) -- A man awaiting sentencing for murder escaped from a jail in eastern Illinois Wednesday after beating a guard into unconsciousness, taking his keys and uniform and speeding off in his SUV.... 4/1/2015 9:57 PM

Live in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyers
SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida (AP) -- The wow factor for Miami's skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view.... 4/1/2015 9:51 PM

Coroner: 2005 post-Katrina police shooting was a homicide
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The death of a man shot by a police officer in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina was newly classified as a homicide Wednesday by the New Orleans coroner.... 4/1/2015 10:22 PM

McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy.... 4/2/2015 12:53 AM



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