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Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

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  • Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury
    Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.

  • 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.

  • Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism
    Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • Questions, answers about police officers who confuse weapons
    Questions, answers about police officers who confuse weapons

    Robert Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun. Bates apologized for killing Eric Harris last week but described his deadly mistake as a common problem in law enfocement, saying: "This has happened a number of times around the country.

  • S. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer
    S. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why.

  • Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns
    Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns

    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.

  • 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.

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