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Tornadoes destroy homes, injure at least 12 in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Authorities are set to survey the damage left behind after tornadoes swept across the southern Plains, overturning cars and destroying dozens of homes near Oklahoma City.... 5/7/2015 7:42 AM

Texas gay discrimination bill opens complex father-son split
HOUSTON (AP) -- Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been partners for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home.... 5/6/2015 11:12 PM

In Seattle, 'kayaktivists' take on Arctic oil drilling
SEATTLE (AP) -- Royal Dutch Shell wants to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront - but the petroleum giant will have to get around protesters in kayaks and a mayor determined to take on climate change.... 5/7/2015 6:01 AM

Georgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia sheriff has been charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent as prosecutors look into his statement that he was conducting police training exercises at the time.... 5/7/2015 8:26 AM

Author faces heckler at forum about book on Missoula rapes
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- A Missoula audience gave the best-selling author of a book about the city's mishandling of rape cases a standing ovation and then booed a heckler who had elbowed his way to the stage and called Jon Krakauer a liar.... 5/7/2015 8:30 AM

Relative: Marathon bomber followed older brother's lead
BOSTON (AP) -- A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says Tsarnaev was close to his brother and followed his older sibling's lead.... 5/7/2015 6:27 AM

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.... 5/7/2015 7:31 AM

Baltimore mayor wins praise for seeking federal police probe
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is winning support from other public officials and praise from legal experts for asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate her police department for discriminatory patterns or practices.... 5/7/2015 8:40 AM

States watching Medicaid standoff between Florida, Obama
MIAMI (AP) -- The Obama administration rebuffed Florida's Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to extend federal funds for hospitals that treat the uninsured, increasing the pressure on states that have refused to expand coverage for low-income people under the president's health care law.... 5/7/2015 9:16 AM

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