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Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Cleveland patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer alone fired the fatal shots.... 5/23/2015 4:14 PM

Senate Republicans block changes to NSA surveillance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.... 5/23/2015 4:11 PM

California oil spill harder to clean up in choppy waters
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were discovered.... 5/23/2015 8:15 AM

Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections.... 5/23/2015 1:09 PM

Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war
Veterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.... 5/23/2015 4:18 PM

DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said.... 5/23/2015 7:14 AM

California farmers agree to drastically cut water use
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.... 5/23/2015 7:09 AM

B.B. King memorial to mourn blues legend in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- B.B. King will be mourned in Las Vegas in a family-and-friends memorial ahead of the start of his final road tour home to the Mississippi Delta.... 5/23/2015 3:07 PM

Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) -- A man suspected of killing a former girlfriend and her teenage son, weeks after he was charged with restricting her to a crate in their western Missouri home, is likely still near his hometown, authorities said Friday.... 5/23/2015 5:54 AM

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