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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 the report.... 3/3/2015 8:47 PM

City, contractor questioned at NYC jail health care hearing
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City lawmakers have peppered city officials and company executives with questions about the quality of health care at Rikers Island jails.... 3/3/2015 8:25 PM

Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with her for her book.... 3/3/2015 8:04 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 8:48 PM

Official: Homeless man killed by police did time for robbery
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had been released last May from a federal prison after serving roughly 14 years for bank robbery, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 8:51 PM

Jury seated in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect
BOSTON (AP) -- After two months of jury selection, a panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was seated Tuesday for the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.... 3/3/2015 6:52 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 6:46 PM

Georgia temporarily halts executions to examine drug
ATLANTA (AP) -- Corrections officials in Georgia have temporarily halted executions so they can analyze a drug that prompted the last-minute postponement of a lethal injection.... 3/3/2015 7:31 PM

Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.... 3/3/2015 5:37 PM

Ex-Rhode Island Speaker Fox pleads guilty to federal charges
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Former House Speaker Gordon Fox pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse.... 3/3/2015 8:52 PM

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