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U. of Cincinnati shooting puts spotlight on campus police

AP Photo/John Minchillo PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When an Ohio prosecutor charged a campus police officer with murder in the death of a driver during a traffic stop, he offered a harsh judgment on University of Cincinnati police, saying the school should not be in the...

Lawsuit: Anti-abortion group secretly recorded providers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An association of abortion providers is asking a court to block the release of recordings they say were made by an anti-abortion group that has previously revealed several surreptitiously recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the...
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Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 43 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in...

Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. He will not visit Israel,...

Obama signs highway extension, calls for long-term funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. government can’t keep funding highway and transit projects “by the seat of our pants.” Obama’s comments came as he signed a three-month bill to keep transportation money flowing to states. The...
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Amid California drought, fears rise of trees dying, falling

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Californians cut back water use and let lawns turn brown, arborists and state officials are worrying about a potentially dangerous ripple effect: Nearby trees going neglected and becoming diseased or dying. With cities...

Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, Florida, was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court in Grand Island. She pleaded no...

US condemns terrorist attack that killed Palestinian toddler

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is condemning an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler, branding it a “vicious terrorist” act that must be punished. In a Friday statement, the State Department...
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Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases

AP Photo/Jeff Baenen MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before – a young Somali-American who hadn’t previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group....
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Police capture escaped inmate suspected in killing near jail

AP Photo KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — An inmate has been captured after police say he walked away from a work-release program in western Pennsylvania while serving jail time for a probation violation and killed an acquaintance who lived nearby. Pennsylvania State Police tweeted...