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Official identifies gunman in Muhammad cartoon event attack
GARLAND, Texas (AP) -- One of two gunmen who opened fire with assault rifles at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas has been identified by a law enforcement official as a man who was on the FBI's radar four years ago during a terrorism investigation. Authorities credited an off-duty officer working security at the event with saving lives by killing the gunmen.... 5/4/2015 6:17 PM

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

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

Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed in a scuffle that drew a crowd of protesters who chanted "black community control the police!"... 5/4/2015 9:30 PM


'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend 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.... 5/4/2015 8:38 PM

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 says.... 5/4/2015 5:15 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 letters written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco.... 5/4/2015 9:30 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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