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Tutu Tuesday brings smiles to Florida children's hospital
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- One morning last summer, Tony Smith slipped a multicolor tutu over his scrubs in the pre-op ward of a South Florida hospital to grant the wish of a young patient heading to surgery.... 4/21/2015 12:02 PM

Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place.... 4/21/2015 9:15 AM

Developments in tensions between police and communities
Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escalated as additional interactions between police and suspects - lethal or otherwise - are captured on video by law enforcement or civilians. Here are some recent developments.... 4/21/2015 12:25 AM

Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) -- Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism.... 4/20/2015 4:15 PM

Oklahoma reserve deputy pleads not guilty in fatal shooting
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A 73-year-old Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot a suspect who was pinned down by officers has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree manslaughter charge.... 4/21/2015 2:16 PM

Questions, answers about federal anti-radicalization effort
The Obama administration is piloting programs in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale. But some community members and activists worry the efforts will amount to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities. Some questions and answers about the initiative:... 4/21/2015 12:23 AM

Utah woman gets maximum sentence in deaths of 6 newborns
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Family members of a Utah woman sentenced to the maximum penalty Monday for killing six of her newborn babies said they were shocked at the grisly crimes from the woman they knew as a loving mother.... 4/21/2015 7:26 AM

Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, he wasn't easily deterred.... 4/21/2015 11:51 AM

Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak:... 4/21/2015 11:41 AM

Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) -- Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.... 4/21/2015 11:28 AM



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