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Maryland lawmakers take up police reform after Baltimore unrest

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WASHINGTON - Baltimore rioting over the death of a black man from injuries in police custody is spurring Maryland lawmakers to take action on criminal justice reform after legislation stalled in the statehouse.

Five killed in Texas and Oklahoma floods, Houston on alert

SAN ANTONIO - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that left at least five people dead in Texas and Oklahoma to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park. | Video

Homicide probe to be launched into B.B. King's death: officials

- Nevada officials said on Monday they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters leveled accusations that the blues great was murdered.

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Opening statements set for Tuesday in criminal trial of Dewey trio

- Nearly three years after the demise of law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, three of its former top executives will go on trial on charges they cooked the books in an attempt to stave off the largest law firm collapse in U.S. history.

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Wisconsin judge to hold juvenile court hearing in Slenderman case

MILWAUKEE - A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday will begin a hearing on whether to move a trial from adult to juvenile court for one of the girls accused of stabbing her classmate 19 times to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character.

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Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on Monday for fallen American forces. | Video

25 May 2015

Cleveland, U.S. Justice Department reach settlement over police: New York Times

WASHINGTON - Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, the New York Times reported on Monday.

25 May 2015

Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues

- Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit.

Tech 25 May 2015

Bears release McDonald amid domestic violence arrest

- The Chicago Bears have released Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on Monday for misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges.

Sports, Arts 25 May 2015

Business at the high end is grand for Trump

NEW YORK - Warning bells have sounded on the health of golf, from lower participation and course closures to environmental demands for reduced water use, but billionaire Donald Trump says business at the high end is grand.

Sports, 25 May 2015

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