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Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.... 5/6/2015 1:32 AM


Capital murder indictment returned in U.Va. slaying case
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student has been charged with capital murder and a prosecutor said Tuesday she will seek the death penalty if the case goes to trial.... 5/5/2015 11:52 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

Turkey farmer hit by bird flu sees emotional, financial toll
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Lifelong turkey farmer Greg Langmo knew as soon as the young flock that usually clustered around him like curious little puppies turned lethargic and stopped eating that his Minnesota farm had been struck by the bird flu that has shaken the poultry industry.... 5/5/2015 9:05 PM

Woman accused of cutting baby from womb will stand trial
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A judge determined Tuesday that a Colorado woman charged with cutting an unborn baby from a stranger's womb will stand trial in a case that has reignited the debate on the legal rights of fetuses.... 5/6/2015 12:23 AM

Energy rich US states move to quash local limits on drilling
MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) -- Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public concern about the health and environmental toll of such activities in urban areas.... 5/5/2015 9:42 PM

Regulators: California fell far short of water-saving target
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste, state regulators reported Tuesday as they considered tough measures to force savings amid a continuing drought.... 5/5/2015 10:15 PM

Canadian judge delays bail decision for ex-Gitmo inmate
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- A Canadian judge said Tuesday she needs more time to make a decision on whether a former Guantanamo Bay inmate should be released on bail while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.... 5/5/2015 10:32 PM

Feds offer exit plan for Montana town's asbestos cleanup
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A long-delayed U.S. government cleanup plan for a Montana community where asbestos contamination has sickened thousands would leave the deadly material in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere - stirring worries among residents and state officials about future exposures.... 5/5/2015 11:35 PM



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