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Gunman in Mohammad cartoon attack in Texas monitored for years

GARLAND, Texas/PHOENIX - Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. | Video

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Sheryl Sandberg's husband Goldberg died after hotel gym accident: official

MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO - SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died Friday from a head injury while exercising at a resort in Mexico, the local prosecutor's office said Monday. Goldberg, the husband of Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, fell off a treadmill at a private villa in Punta Mita and hit his head, the prosecutor's spokesman said.

Mexico, Tech, Facebook 04 May 2015

Retired surgeon Carson slams 'slick politicians' in 2016 U.S. presidential bid launch

WASHINGTON - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson slammed "slick politicians" in both parties as he launched his bid on Monday for the 2016 Republican nomination for president, casting himself as a problem-solver whose experience sets him apart from the field. | Video

04 May 2015

Obama says inequality facing minority men behind unrest in Baltimore, Ferguson

- Following a week of racially charged protests in Baltimore, U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday said that the residual effects of racism have built up over time and created inequality. | Video

04 May 2015

New York Senate leader Skelos, son charged with corruption

NEW YORK - Federal authorities charged New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son on Monday with engaging in a corruption scheme, in the latest of a string of criminal cases against politicians in the state's capital of Albany. | Video

U.S., Politics 04 May 2015

Cisco veteran Robbins to take over as CEO from Chambers

- Cisco Systems Inc Chief Executive John Chambers will step down in July after 20 years at the helm of the network equipment maker, a symbol of the dot.com stock boom 15 years ago now struggling to boost its bottom line in the era of cloud computing.

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Baltimore police say man's gun discharged during arrest, no injuries

WASHINGTON - Baltimore police denied a media report on Monday they had shot a black man while trying to take him into custody, saying the man's firearm went off accidentally while officers were arresting him and that no one was injured. | Video

Strong earthquake hits near Papua New Guinea, no reports of damage

SYDNEY - A large magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on Tuesday around 150 km (93 miles) south of the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicenter.