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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 1:55 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

Concerns over drug prompt delay of Georgia woman's execution
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) -- Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week.... 3/3/2015 9:38 AM

Drew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot
CHESTER, Ill. (AP) -- The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse's disappearance is returning to court on charges of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison.... 3/3/2015 12:49 PM

Airlines move to better track planes a year after Flight 370
NEW YORK (AP) -- At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200ER is hard to miss.... 3/3/2015 7:36 AM

Ex-Rhode Island speaker to plead guilty to federal charges
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Former House Speaker Gordon Fox was charged and agreed to plead guilty to bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 4:13 PM

For marathoners, the road to Boston is caked in snow and ice
BOSTON (AP) -- "Bam! Bam! Bam!" That's the sickening thud Becca Pizzi says runners make when they're out training for the Boston Marathon and bite the dust.... 3/3/2015 6:16 AM

Ferguson officials to meet with Justice Department
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- City leaders in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson will meet Tuesday with U.S. Department of Justice officials to discuss a federal investigation of the police department stemming from the August shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer, a city official said.... 3/3/2015 3:58 PM

Final jury to be chosen in Boston Marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Just one final step remains before a jury is seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).... 3/3/2015 6:39 AM

3 officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the beat on Los Angeles' downtrodden Skid Row who had special training to deal with the homeless and mentally ill, police leaders said.... 3/3/2015 1:53 PM

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