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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 2:19 PM

Governor lifts state of emergency for Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.... 5/6/2015 4:43 PM

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

Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92
DALLAS (AP) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92.... 5/6/2015 4:40 PM

Chicago approves $5.5M package for police torture victims
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a $5.5 million reparations package for the victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal that also includes a formal apology and a promise to teach schoolchildren about one of the darkest chapters in Chicago's history.... 5/6/2015 4:07 PM

Ex-in-law testifies from Kazakhstan in Boston Marathon trial
BOSTON (AP) -- A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev testified Wednesday from Kazakhstan about the role of a conservative Muslim convert who steered Tsarnaev's older brother toward a stricter version of Islam.... 5/6/2015 3:52 PM


AP EXPLAINS: What's next for jury in missing NYC boy case?
NEW YORK (AP) -- The haunting case of missing first-grader Etan Patz has endured for almost four decades - and deliberations in the long-awaited murder trial stemming from his 1979 disappearance are enduring extraordinarily long, too.... 5/6/2015 4:50 PM

Oil train derailment prompts evacuation in North Dakota town
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- An oil train derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in a rural area of central North Dakota, prompting the evacuation of a nearby town where about three dozen people live.... 5/6/2015 4:40 PM

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



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