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Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks
NEW YORK (AP) -- The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: A do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media.... 5/6/2015 8:41 PM

Baltimore mayor, in reversal, asks for federal police probe
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore's mayor was emphatic last week: She did not want federal oversight of her police department.... 5/6/2015 9:29 PM

Idaho man acknowledges killing Idaho officer, records say
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Court documents say a man told investigators he used a gun hidden in his pocket to kill an Idaho police officer because he feared the officer would find the weapon.... 5/6/2015 8:46 PM

Jim Wright early casualty of rising US House partisanship
DALLAS (AP) -- As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989 when he told those who had elected him speaker that he was prepared to resign after being accused of violating ethics rules dozens of times.... 5/6/2015 6:31 PM

Oil train derailment prompts evacuation in North Dakota town
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, but it wasn't immediately known whether it had been treated under new state rules aimed at reducing the volatility of oil from the region.... 5/6/2015 8:20 PM

Ex-in-law testifies from Kazakhstan in Boston Marathon trial
BOSTON (AP) -- A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev testified Wednesday from Kazakhstan about the role of a conservative Muslim convert who steered Tsarnaev's older brother toward a stricter version of Islam.... 5/6/2015 6:50 PM

Hospital efforts to save very premature babies vary widely
They weigh as little as a pound yet force some of the toughest choices in all of medicine. Extremely premature babies face big differences in how hard hospitals try to save them, a study finds.... 5/6/2015 9:14 PM


Family of US captive killed by drone backs hostage czar
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The family of an American captive killed in a drone strike said Wednesday it would welcome the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held.... 5/6/2015 7:11 PM

Pharmaceutical firm wants lethal injection drugs returned
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included states that don't use the drugs in question.... 5/6/2015 8:41 PM



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