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Cartoon contest organizer known for inflammatory rhetoric
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation's top civil rights groups lists her in its "extremist files."... 5/4/2015 8:12 PM

Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson - one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.... 5/5/2015 12:02 AM

Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, "Black community, control the police!"... 5/4/2015 11:20 PM

Conservative Nebraska looks at abolishing death penalty
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- There's not a lot of sympathy for the 11 men on death row in Nebraska, but spurred by frustration about the growing difficulty and cost of carrying out executions, lawmakers are considering eliminating the death penalty.... 5/4/2015 6:26 PM

'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.... 5/5/2015 12:06 AM

Boston Marathon bomber cries at federal death penalty trial
BOSTON (AP) -- For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial.... 5/4/2015 9:35 PM

AP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym
David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said.... 5/4/2015 11:34 PM

UC Berkeley's Mark Twain project finds cache of new writing
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco.... 5/4/2015 11:55 PM

Survey: States spent $1B-plus to clear winter snow and ice
BOSTON (AP) -- Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country, but once it did it was relentless, forcing state transportation agencies to spend more than $1 billion to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.... 5/4/2015 2:09 PM

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