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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 more than a dozen homes Tuesday in 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 6:03 PM

Jury seated in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect
BOSTON (AP) -- After two months of jury selection, a panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was seated Tuesday for the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.... 3/3/2015 6:52 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

Georgia temporarily halts executions to examine drug
ATLANTA (AP) -- Corrections officials in Georgia have temporarily halted executions so they can analyze a drug that prompted the last-minute postponement of a lethal injection.... 3/3/2015 7:31 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

Timeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser
Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by The Associated Press through a state open records request show how Halstead kept the company informed as he lobbied for the contract internally and accepted travel to events paid for by the company in the following months:... 3/3/2015 2:09 PM

Lawyer: Filing blaming boy for his own death was insulting
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The mother of a 12-year-old who had a pellet gun when he was fatally shot by Cleveland police said Tuesday that the city was disrespectful of her son by suggesting he died as a result of his own actions.... 3/3/2015 7:40 PM

North Dakota missionaries detained in Venezuela return home
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Four American missionaries released by Venezuelan authorities after several days of detention and questioning say they are happy to be back home in North Dakota, but that they hope to return to Venezuela someday.... 3/3/2015 8:26 PM

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