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New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

Jul 22, 2014

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.

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Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

Jul 22, 2014

By The Associated Press

When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.

Delta Air Lines turned around one of its ...

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Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

Jul 22, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that makes it harder for that community to vote in subsequent contests.

In 2012, blacks ...

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Denver agrees to pay $3.3M to settle abuse case

Jul 22, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally beat him and scalded his genitals with hot water.

The tentative ...

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In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

Jul 22, 2014

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ...

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Judge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban

Jul 22, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter.

U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore indicated that the ...

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Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

Jul 22, 2014

ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — Beretta U.S.A. Corp. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.

The well-known gun maker said it will move to a new production facility it is ...

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FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

Jul 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement.

Israeli Prime Minister ...

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CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

Jul 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he'll quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

Parsons made the statement in a trial to determine whether Sterling's wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 ...

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Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

Jul 22, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies.

U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Bob Page said 39-year-old Rashaan Jackson Garth pleaded guilty to health care fraud charges on Tuesday.

In ...

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General: Guard to take observation role at border

Jul 22, 2014

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A top National Guard general says most of the 1,000 troops heading to South Texas will take up observation positions along the border and detain people only if they interfere with their mission.

Texas Adjutant General John Nichols told ...

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After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

Jul 22, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report released Tuesday that set the stage for federal monitoring of ...

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GOP voters in Georgia to decide Senate nominee

Jul 22, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans have only a few more hours before they have a Senate nominee in a race that will help decide which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's administration.

The campaigns of Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue ...

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Homeless slayings underscore dangers on the street

Jul 22, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque underscores the vulnerability of transients, who prosecutors and police said Tuesday are often victimized but rarely report the crimes.

One of the teens charged with beating the men beyond recognition with ...

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Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

Jul 22, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence.

It's unlikely that Washington ...

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Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

Jul 22, 2014

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull — to keep her alive.

After nearly two weeks, including a surgery lasting more than 13 hours that involved removing damaged ...

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Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

Jul 22, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man convicted of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio could receive life in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Youngstown.

The man, Jordie Callahan, was found guilty in March of forced labor, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and a drug charge.

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Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Jul 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.

Here's a look at some numbers on the immigration situation.

—In ...

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American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

Jul 22, 2014

By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press

The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.

Israel calls them the lone soldiers: They are men and women in the prime of their lives who have left ...

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Cooler weather aids crews fighting Washington fire

Jul 22, 2014

Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history.

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