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Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimo... Full Story

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  • Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak:

  • Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped
    Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place.

  • Developments in tensions between police and communities
    Developments in tensions between police and communities

    Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escalated as additional interactions between police and suspects — lethal or otherwise — are captured on video by law enforcement or civilians. Here are soe recent developments.

  • Amid GOP criticism, Clinton defends family foundation
    Amid GOP criticism, Clinton defends family foundation

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself on the defensive during her first presidential campaign visit to New Hampshire this year, pushing back against swirling questions about her family foundation.

  • Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling
    Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling

    MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism.

  • Questions, answers about federal anti-radicalization effort
    Questions, answers about federal anti-radicalization effort

    The Obama administration is piloting programs in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale. But some community members and activists worry the efforts will amount to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities. Some questions and answers about the initiative:

  • Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants
    Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.

  • Utah woman gets maximum sentence in deaths of 6 newborns
    Utah woman gets maximum sentence in deaths of 6 newborns

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — Family members of a Utah woman sentenced to the maximum penalty Monday for killing six of her newborn babies said they were shocked at the grisly crimes from the woman they knew as a loving mother.

  • Arizona sheriff faces contempt hearing in profiling case

    PHOENIX (AP) — The sheriff for metro Phoenix begins a four-day hearing Tuesday that could bring him fines, damage his credibility and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial profiling case.

  • Sheriff, lawyer dispute whether 73-year-old deputy qualified
    Sheriff, lawyer dispute whether 73-year-old deputy qualified

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Tulsa County volunteer deputy who shot and killed a suspect after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun was using an unauthorized weapon when he fired the fatal shot, lawyers for the dead man's family said Monday.

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  • Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns
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    PROVO, Utah (AP) — A mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison Monday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an "incredibly indifferent and callous" murderer.

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