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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

Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot
PHOENIX (AP) -- About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.... 5/6/2015 2:19 PM

Governor lifts state of emergency for Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.... 5/6/2015 4:43 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


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

Winter proves tough on deer, states weigh hunting limits
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Wildlife regulators in states where deer hunting is a way of life and an important tourism draw are implementing or considering deep cuts to hunting permits after a tough winter killed off many of the animals.... 5/6/2015 8:54 PM



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