Chief: Slain Massachusetts officer shot in the back

Chief: Slain Massachusetts officer shot in the back

Officials say the Massachusetts police officer killed during a traffic stop last weekend was shot in the back.

US seeking death penalty in Charleston church massacre case

May 24
US seeking death penalty in Charleston church massacre case
The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday.
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Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex case

May 24
Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex case
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Alabama speaker's partners describe 'consulting' income

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's business associates took the witness stand Wednesday, describing one company as deeply in debt while another collected tens-of-thousands in dollars a month in income from the politician's consulting contracts.
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Actress Beth Howland, who played Vera on 'Alice,' dies at 74

Beth Howland, the actress best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and '80s CBS sitcom "Alice," has died. She was 74.
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6-month-old skis across lake; parents say it's a record

A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record.
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FBI chief: Protecting civil rights in some ways tougher now

FBI Director James Comey says working to protect Americans' civil rights is in some ways more difficult now because of the assumption that the fight for equality was settled decades ago.
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Under bill, engineers can't operate trains if license pulled

A top New Jersey lawmaker is pushing legislation to prevent engineers from operating trains if their driver's licenses are revoked or suspended for drunken driving violations.
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Repo man charged with manslaughter after woman dies in crash

A Utah repossession agent has been charged with manslaughter after prosecutors said he forced a mother from a road in her SUV while trying to take back the vehicle.
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Wisconsin DNR board approves reducing buck-only counties

Wisconsin wildlife officials on Wednesday approved shrinking the number of northern counties where hunters can kill only bucks this fall, signaling they believe the herd in that region is rebounding.
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US defense secretary calls for faster technology development

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the government needs to develop technology faster and reconnect with the tech industry.
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Russian banker in spy case gets 2½ years in US prison

A Russian banker who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in what the government portrayed as a Cold War-style spy ring was sentenced to 2½ years in a U.S. prison on Wednesday.
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CEO pay climbs again, even as their stock prices don't

CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That's almost double the typical American worker's, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks — a big fat zero.
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Michigan kidnapping suspect charged in unrelated killing

A western Michigan man accused of abducting a 16-year-old girl last month has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 36-year-old jogger in 2014, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
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6 road-trip apps to make the miles fly by

Hitting the road this summer? Forget Yelp and those hotel booking apps — they're useful, but boring. Instead, pack along these apps to liven things up along the way. You might even learn something.
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Minneapolis schools have a new leader

The Minneapolis School Board has settled on a new superintendent after a protracted search.
National
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Feds spend billions to run museum-ready computer systems

The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They're still using floppy disks at the Pentagon.
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Protest march route set for Republican National Convention

Cleveland has designated a route for protest marches during the Republican National Convention while leaving open the possibility that marches would be allowed outside the event zone surrounding the arena where it's being held.
National
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The Latest: Alabama speaker had lucrative consulting deals

The Latest on the ethics trial of Alabama Speaker Mike Hubbard (all times local):
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Minnesota suing fundraising companies, claiming deception

The state of Minnesota is suing a professional fundraising company and its affiliate, alleging the Michigan firms are deceptively soliciting money for a veterans' charity.
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NY county agrees to pay $1 million for woman's false arrest

A New York woman who was arrested outside an Air National Guard base while taking pictures for a "Support Our Troops" website is due to get over $1 million after suing for false arrest.
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The Latest: Aide: Lawmaker asked me to send false email

The Latest on the prosecution of two former Michigan lawmakers who were forced from office (all times local):
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Florida school on lockdown after report of gun on campus

A Florida high school was locked down after a student reported seeing a gun on campus.