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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

Boston bomber's lawyers continue case against death sentence

BOSTON - Lawyers for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber prepared to call fresh witnesses on Tuesday as they argue that a federal jury should sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to life in prison, rather than death, for his role in the deadly 2013 attack.

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Cleveland police officer's trial on fatal shootings nears end

CLEVELAND - A Cuyahoga County judge will soon decide whether a Cleveland police officer is guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects after a long, high-speed chase in November 2012.

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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

04 May 2015

NYPD officer shot in head dies, commissioner cites historic anti-police sentiment

NEW YORK - A New York City plainclothes police officer who was shot in the head died on Monday, the fifth officer gunned down in as many months amid anti-law enforcement sentiment not seen since the turbulent 1960s, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said. | Video

04 May 2015

Boston bomber's brother voiced a 'rage of hatred,' court hears

BOSTON - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's brother frightened at least one relative during a visit to Russia in 2012 when he espoused radical Islamist beliefs, a family member said on Monday.

Arts, Russia 04 May 2015

Los Angeles sues Wells Fargo, alleges unlawful conduct: LA Times

- The city of Los Angeles has sued Wells Fargo & Co, accusing the bank of driving its employees to open unauthorized customer accounts, charging them "bogus" fees and damaging their credit, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Mike Huckabee looks to social conservatives to power 2016 bid

WASHINGTON - Republican Mike Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor and unabashed culture warrior, enters the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday facing competition for the support of social conservatives who backed him in 2008.

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Oregon lawmakers pass expanded gun background check bill

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers on Monday passed a bill that will require background checks on nearly all gun buyers in the state, which is headed to the desk of a governor who told a local newspaper she would sign the new restrictions into law.

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Human spirit, humor shine through at Colorado movie massacre trial

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - While the details emerging in the Colorado movie theater massacre trial have been almost too much to bear for many, glimmers of the human spirit and resilience have also shone through at times in the windowless, low-ceiling courtroom.

04 May 2015

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