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Different views of bombing suspect to be given at trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.... 3/4/2015 7:25 AM

Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses
The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.... 3/4/2015 4:47 AM

In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.... 3/4/2015 8:03 AM

Details, questions emerge on homeless man shot by LA police
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Los Angeles' Skid Row, with few or no one he encountered knowing anything about his past bank robbery conviction, his wanted probation status or that even the false name he lived under had been purloined from a Frenchman years earlier.... 3/4/2015 8:06 AM

US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian negotiators have resumed work on an agreement meant to crimp Iran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief.... 3/4/2015 8:52 AM

Deal with 72 Asiana passengers leaves many cases unresolved
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly 200 people.... 3/4/2015 8:19 AM

Searches focus on rings to help Chinese women have US babies
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Women who come to the U.S. from China to give birth to automatic American citizens may not be breaking the law by doing so, but it's illegal to lie about why they're coming into the country.... 3/4/2015 8:10 AM

Protests on water taste, smell as city breaks tie to Detroit
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Less than an hour's drive from one of Earth's great fresh water sources, some people in Flint are searching for a drop worth drinking.... 3/4/2015 7:01 AM

Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he gave her classified material - including information on war strategy and identities of covert operatives - while she was working on the book.... 3/4/2015 4:24 AM

Documents: Georgia officials indecisive about execution
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia 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 a court filing.... 3/4/2015 12:47 AM

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