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Teacher sick-outs close most Detroit schools for a 2nd day
DETROIT (AP) -- Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money.... 5/3/2016 3:48 PM

St. Louis jury awards $55M in Johnson & Johnson cancer suit
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- For the second time in three months, a St. Louis jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a huge award over claims that its talcum powder causes cancer.... 5/3/2016 2:42 PM

AP Exclusive: Dozens escaped from mental hospital since 2013
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- When a man accused of torturing a woman to death broke out of Washington state's largest mental hospital with another patient in early April, officials called it a rare occurrence and cited only two other escapes in the past seven years.... 5/3/2016 4:24 PM

Prosecutor: Same gun, same DNA in 'Grim Sleeper' slayings
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A serial killer preying on vulnerable young black women on the rough streets of South Los Angeles eluded police for two decades until someone rifling through a dumpster in 2007 noticed red fingernails poking out of a garbage bag.... 5/3/2016 3:55 PM

Deputies posted outside funeral for 6 of 8 slaying victims
WEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) -- Deputies were posted outside the church where the funeral for six of the eight family members killed in rural southern Ohio was being held Tuesday as authorities continue chasing leads on the slayings.... 5/3/2016 3:51 PM

Federal official: DC subway hasn't improved safety
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says Washington's subway system appears not to have made meaningful safety improvements since a fatal accident in 2009.... 5/3/2016 2:54 PM

Video: Inmate shocked with stun gun 3 times before death
LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- A jail inmate who was backing away from an officer was shocked with a stun gun three times and left alone for about 20 minutes in a padded cell where he died, according to a video released to a North Carolina newspaper.... 5/3/2016 3:59 PM

Anti-abortion activist goes to trial over letter to doctor
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas anti-abortion activist faces trial in federal court this week over a letter she sent to a Wichita physician saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car.... 5/3/2016 12:01 PM

Indiana voters get their say in high-stakes primary
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Voters in Indiana are in the spotlight in a big way. That's because the delegate math going into Tuesday's primary means Indiana represents one of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's last chances to stop Donald Trump's march to the 1,237 delegates the billionaire businessman needs to clinch the GOP nomination outright and avoid a contested convention. The stakes are not as high on the Democratic side. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton already has a c... 5/3/2016 4:12 PM

Good Samaritan killed trying to help wounded Texas woman
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say a father of three was killed when he attempted to assist a woman who had been shot by her husband during an argument outside of a Dallas-area store.... 5/3/2016 3:34 PM

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