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Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.... 3/4/2015 11:10 AM

Alabama probate judges ordered to halt gay wedding licenses
Probate judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite a federal court's decision to the contrary.... 3/4/2015 9:47 AM

FBI: Person in custody in Maryland shootings; 1 damaged NSA
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- The FBI says a person believed responsible for shootings along highways in the Baltimore-Washington area, including shots that damaged a National Security Agency building, is in custody.... 3/4/2015 11:52 AM

In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.... 3/4/2015 8:03 AM

Details, questions emerge on homeless man shot by LA police
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Los Angeles' Skid Row, with few or no one he encountered knowing anything about his past bank robbery conviction, his wanted probation status or that even the false name he lived under had been purloined from a Frenchman years earlier.... 3/4/2015 8:06 AM

US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian negotiators resumed work Wednesday on an agreement meant to crimp Iran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief.... 3/4/2015 10:16 AM

Deal with 72 Asiana passengers leaves many cases unresolved
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly 200 people.... 3/4/2015 8:19 AM

Searches focus on rings to help Chinese women have US babies
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Women who come to the U.S. from China to give birth to automatic American citizens may not be breaking the law by doing so, but it's illegal to lie about why they're coming into the country.... 3/4/2015 8:10 AM

Ex-CIA chief may avoid prison for leaking military secrets
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- If he manages to avoid prison, former CIA director David Petraeus' guilty plea for providing reams of classified material to his mistress will result in far more lenient punishment than that often meted for leaking the nation's secrets.... 3/4/2015 10:47 AM

Protests on water taste, smell as city breaks tie to Detroit
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Less than an hour's drive from one of Earth's great fresh water sources, some people in Flint are searching for a drop worth drinking.... 3/4/2015 7:01 AM

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