Ohio Ex-deputy Treasurer Arrested In Pakistan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio deputy treasurer facing 15 years in prison for bribery and conspiracy has been arrested in Pakistan on suspicion of traveling using fake documents. The Federal Investigation Agency in Punjab province says 39-year-old Amer Ahmad, of Chicago, was...

More Chicago police on streets to combat violence

CHICAGO (AP) — With the number of shootings in Chicago already climbing with the temperatures, police are being dispatched by the hundreds on overtime to high-crime neighborhoods, parks, public housing buildings and other spots around the city to combat the spike in crime...
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Southern California wildfire grows to 800 acres

Smoke from a wildfire can bee seen in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Wednesday April 30, 2014. Schools and homes were evacuated Wednesday, as dry, gusty winds fanned a smoky wildfire in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in California. At least three schools were shut down...
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Southern California wildfire grows to 800 acres

Smoke from a wildfire can bee seen in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Wednesday April 30, 2014. Schools and homes were evacuated Wednesday, as dry, gusty winds fanned a smoky wildfire in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in California. At least three schools were shut down...
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Ga. FedEx gunman wasn’t enthusiastic about job

A Cobb County Police Officer speaks to FedEx employees and family members gathered at the parking lot of a skating rink located near the shipping facility where a gunman open fire in Kennesaw, Ga., on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. A shooter described as being armed with an assault...
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Ga. FedEx gunman wasn’t enthusiastic about job

A Cobb County Police Officer speaks to FedEx employees and family members gathered at the parking lot of a skating rink located near the shipping facility where a gunman open fire in Kennesaw, Ga., on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. A shooter described as being armed with an assault...
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Bieber’s friend gets probation in drug case

AP Photo/Nick Ut LOS ANGELES (AP) — An aspiring rapper who was arrested during a search of Justin Bieber’s mansion has pleaded no contest to felony possession of ecstasy. Prosecutors said Xavier Domonique Smith, also known as Lil Za, was sentenced Wednesday to three...
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Botched execution offers new evidence to attorneys

Nathaniel Batchelder, with the Oklahoma Coalition Against the Death Penalty, places a sign protesting the death penalty on Gov. Mary Fallin’s office at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Two Oklahoma death row inmates whose executions were delayed...
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Governor calls for review after botched execution

FILE – This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. Oklahoma prison officials halted the execution of Lockett Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after the delivery of a new three-drug combination failed to go as planned.. (AP...
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Colorado eyes edibles rules as more people eat pot

FILE – This April 18, 2014 file photo shows edible marijuana products on display at a medical marijuana dispensary in Denver. Colorado’s marijuana experiment is under threat by the very popularity of eating it instead of smoking it, so the pot industry is joining...