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Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department - with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with the report.... 3/3/2015 8:47 PM

Victims to relive horror of marathon bombing as trial begins
BOSTON (AP) -- In the two years since twin bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line, the case against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has focused on arguments over where his trial should be held, who should sit on the jury and what evidence prosecutors should be allowed to use.... 3/3/2015 9:01 PM

City, contractor questioned at NYC jail health care hearing
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City lawmakers have peppered city officials and company executives with questions about the quality of health care at Rikers Island jails.... 3/3/2015 8:25 PM

Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with her for her book.... 3/3/2015 8:04 PM

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.... 3/3/2015 8:48 PM

Documents: Georgia officials indecisive about execution
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia prison officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren't sure whether they checked "this week's or last week's" batch, according to court documents.... 3/3/2015 8:59 PM

Official: Homeless man killed by police did time for robbery
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had been released last May from a federal prison after serving roughly 14 years for bank robbery, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 9:07 PM

Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot
CHESTER, Ill. (AP) -- Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison.... 3/3/2015 6:46 PM

Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.... 3/3/2015 5:37 PM

Family of girl declared brain-dead sues California hospital
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain-dead after her sleep apnea operation went awry is suing the hospital that treated her, alleging doctors were slow to respond when she began coughing up blood.... 3/3/2015 9:06 PM



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