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NSA: Car smashes into police vehicle at Fort Meade; 1 dead
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the National Security Agency on Monday, prompting police to open fire.... 3/30/2015 9:59 PM


Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance.... 3/31/2015 3:12 AM

A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana lawmakers scrambled Monday to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people's religious beliefs have been introduced this year.... 3/31/2015 2:53 AM

Pharmacists' group discourages providing execution drugs
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A leading association for U.S. pharmacists adopted a policy Monday that discourages its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections - a move that could make carrying out such executions even harder for states with the death penalty.... 3/31/2015 12:31 AM

Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) -- The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service.... 3/30/2015 10:43 PM

NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a run-of-the-mill complaint - a smell of gas - with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building's gas line, and it was leaking.... 3/31/2015 4:57 AM

Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race
CHICAGO (AP) -- A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods fueled nearly constant bloodshed.... 3/31/2015 5:11 AM

Marathon bombing jurors see autopsy photos, prosecutors rest
BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.... 3/31/2015 2:20 AM

Key moments in death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber
BOSTON (AP) -- The defendant's startling admission on Day One that he did it. Tearful testimony from survivors who lost limbs. The boat. The white hat. As the prosecution rests, here's a look at some of the most compelling moments in the government's case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev:... 3/30/2015 5:07 PM



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