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Friday 03/27/2015
Police report claims misconduct in officer body camera case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police recommended more serious charges than the single count that was brought against one of the department's officers after a body camera recorded a bloody confrontation with a woman during an arrest.

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Girl, 4, sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3 a.m. slushie

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 4-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3 a.m. and hopped a Philadelphia bus in search of a snack.

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JetBlue pilot who yelled during flight sues airline for $16M

NEW YORK (AP) — A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida in 2012 has sued the airline for $16 million, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill.

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Ex-police officer indicted in Kansas City-area stun gun case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri police officer has pleaded not guilty to federal charges accusing him of excessive force when he used his stun gun on a teenager last year.

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Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary

BALTIMORE (AP) — Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement for far too long — up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's Division of Civil Rights.

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Philadelphia schools to close day before Pope Francis' visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Public school students in Philadelphia will get a day off before Pope Francis comes to town.

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Police: Man stabs wife to death while their 7 kids are home

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A man stabbed his wife to death after he slapped one of their seven children for playing videogames and she confronted him about it, police said Friday.

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Judge orders jury to resume deliberations in bias case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered a jury to resume deliberations in a high-profile Silicon Valley gender bias case after a discrepancy was discovered in the jury count on one claim involving retaliation.

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Southern Baptists discuss race, slavery and segregation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention is taking its biggest step to date to confront the legacy of support for slavery and segregation that still looms over the denomination.

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Gift returns: Sterling wife wants house, $1 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for the wife of ex-Clipper's owner Donald Sterling says his former mistress should surrender a house and more than $1 million in money he lavished on her.

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Ole Miss chancellor and trustees: Job talks continue

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones and trustees say they're still talking about renewing his contract, but are trying to clamp down on those details turning up in news reports.

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Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

DENVER (AP) — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law.

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Court upholds conviction of woman in Rwanda genocide case

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has upheld the conviction of a New Hampshire woman found guilty of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide so she could obtain U.S. citizenship.

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Lawmakers, police chiefs clash over secrecy of officer names

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers thought they were doing police a favor when they passed a measure that would keep secret for two months the name of any officer involved in an on-duty shooting.

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No pay for ex-inmate cleared in murder, but not other crimes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A north Louisiana judge has denied state compensation for a former death row inmate exonerated in a 1983 murder but still implicated in related crimes.

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Aaron Hernandez fiancee discusses money, gun at murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee traded expressionless glances Friday as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial.

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NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line

NEW YORK (AP) — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people.

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Amanda Knox 'relieved and grateful' after court saga ends

SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox says she's "tremendously relieved and grateful" that Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate.

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Amanda Knox 'tremendously relieved and grateful' after Italian court overturns conviction

SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox 'tremendously relieved and grateful' after Italian court overturns conviction.

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Homeland security chief visits New Orleans airport

KENNER, La. (AP) — U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met Friday with security personnel at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, where a machete-wielding man was fatally shot last week during an attack on travelers and Transportation Safety Administration officers.

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