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Cincinnati police officer indicted in shooting death of black man

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CINCINNATI - A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted on Wednesday on murder charges in the fatal shooting last week of an unarmed black motorist who was stopped because of a missing front license plate. | Video

Planned Parenthood reports second website hack in a week

- Planned Parenthood said electronic traffic to its websites was snarled by computer hackers on Wednesday in the second cyber attack mounted against the healthcare organization this week amid a controversy over alleged sales of aborted fetal tissue.

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Three days, five killings and a year of pain in Baltimore

BALTIMORE - Kajuan Guinn was just 8, and recently reunited with his family after years in foster care, when his chronically ill mother died of complications from lupus.

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Eric Garner grand jury minutes to stay private, New York court rules

NEW YORK - A New York state court on Wednesday declined to release details of a grand jury investigation that led to a police officer being cleared of wrongdoing in the death of Eric Garner after his chokehold arrest in Staten Island in July last year.

29 Jul 2015

University of Virginia graduates sue Rolling Stone over rape story

NEW YORK - Three University of Virginia graduates on Wednesday filed a defamation lawsuit in New York against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher, Wenner Media, and a journalist, over a now-debunked 2014 article describing a fraternity gang rape.

29 Jul 2015

Democratic congressman charged in political corruption case

WASHINGTON - Democratic U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania and four associates were charged on Wednesday in a political corruption case with bribery and misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds. | Video

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Oregon governor OKs early sales of recreational-use marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon residents will be able to buy marijuana for recreational use starting in October, about a year earlier than originally expected, under a new law backers hope will help curb the black market, state officials said on Wednesday. 

29 Jul 2015

Colorado movie gunman's mother weeps, blames mental illness

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The mother of Colorado's movie rampage gunman wept on Wednesday as she said a university psychiatrist never told her James Holmes had homicidal thoughts before the massacre, and that she would have "crawled on all fours" to stop him had she known.

29 Jul 2015

Details unfold on costs, sex in upstate New York prison escape

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Legal bills for love-struck prison worker Joyce Mitchell may be paid by taxpayers, including residents living near the upstate New York prison who were terrified by a three-week manhunt for the convicted killers she helped escape, authorities said on Wednesday.

29 Jul 2015

California sued for failing to protect mentally disabled defendants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Families who say their mentally ill and developmentally disabled loved ones endured rape and other trauma while languishing in California jails sued the state on Wednesday, saying officials failed to move them to treatment centers as required by law.

29 Jul 2015

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