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Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month.... 2/27/2015 9:15 PM

8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage
TYRONE, Mo. (AP) -- A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks, killing seven people before taking his own life.... 2/27/2015 9:03 PM

Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from his phone.... 2/27/2015 9:25 PM

Parents of slain journalist: Next 'Jihadi John' is on way
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The parents of an American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State group say they are surprised a college-educated, London-raised man is the masked militant known as "Jihadi John" from the video of their son's slaying but also realize stopping him won't end the bloodshed.... 2/27/2015 7:48 PM

Driver freed without charges in California train crash
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- Federal investigators said a pickup truck driver who turned on to railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train made a "mistake," while prosecutors released him from jail as they considered whether to pursue criminal charges.... 2/27/2015 9:06 AM

Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me for buttocks injections
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, claiming that one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her work.... 2/27/2015 9:42 PM

Native American tribes converge to discuss pot legalization
TULALIP, Wash. (AP) -- Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization.... 2/27/2015 6:38 PM

New charges for group that disrupted Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prosecutors took a hard line Thursday with demonstrators who participated in a rare disruption inside the U.S. Supreme Court, adding additional charges against them and saying disrupting the high court is different from other protests in the nation's capital.... 2/27/2015 12:49 AM

Indiana may allow 'baby boxes' for surrendering newborns
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what's inside could save an abandoned newborn's life.... 2/27/2015 6:46 AM

Head injury to suspect as child could be used by defense
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A fractured skull suffered by an infant nearly two decades ago at the hands of his father might become a factor as lawyers defend the now 19-year-old man against charges connected to the killing of a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle, his lawyer said Friday.... 2/27/2015 8:49 PM

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