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Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot
PHOENIX (AP) -- About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.... 5/6/2015 12:19 PM

Ferguson mulls removing Brown shrine from middle of street
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Michael Brown was killed last summer is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose and is now more of an eyesore and a road hazard.... 5/6/2015 12:26 AM

Officers' legal attack begins in Freddie Gray case
BALTIMORE (AP) -- One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray has challenged police and a top prosecutor to produce a knife that prompted the arrest, arguing in a court motion that it is an illegal weapon.... 5/6/2015 8:29 AM

Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order
AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) -- A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage.... 5/6/2015 12:24 PM

Idaho officer fatally shot; man held after high-speed chase
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A 26-year-old north Idaho man accused of fatally shooting a veteran police officer and stealing his patrol car has been ordered held on $2 million bail.... 5/6/2015 11:35 AM

Author to face critics of new book about city's rape cases
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Author Jon Krakauer doesn't like to make public appearances, so there will be no book tour to promote his latest work, "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town."... 5/6/2015 8:27 AM

New evidence leads to capital murder charge in U.Va. case
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A prosecutor has obtained a capital murder indictment against the man accused of the abduction and killing a University of Virginia student, saying she plans to seek the death penalty.... 5/6/2015 8:07 AM

Marathon bomber's lawyers give jury glimpse into family life
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are giving the jury glimpses into his troubled family as they try to save him from the death penalty.... 5/6/2015 6:29 AM

With new standardized tests, educators worry about scores
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.... 5/6/2015 7:11 AM

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