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May 4, 2015 - 5:58am
6 hours 3 min ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. FBI SEARCHES HOME IN TEXAS AFTER SHOOTING OUTSIDE MUHAMMAD CARTOON CONTEST

Hours earlier, two gunmen were killed after they shot at a security officer at the event.

2. NEPAL SEEKS FOREIGN SUPPORT FOR RECONSTRUCTION

"We'll need enormous help from the international community," says Information Minister...

May 4, 2015 - 3:59am
7 hours 53 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is building the foundation for the legacy he wants to leave and making decisions that will reverberate beyond his presidency.

Obama has decided to build his presidential library in his Chicago hometown. On Monday in New York City, he launches a foundation to continue the work of a year-old program he created to broaden educational and other opportunities for boys and young men of color.

Obama recently told...

May 4, 2015 - 3:08am
7 hours 53 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are set to launch their runs for president.

Fiorina is likely to be the only prominent woman to seek the GOP nomination, with Carson the only likely African-American. They are both also political outsiders in a field likely to be dominated by governors, former governors and senators.

The two are not considered political allies and the timing of their...

May 4, 2015 - 3:04am
7 hours 53 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senator leading a push to tighten policy on military sex assaults says the number of sex-related crimes in military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported.

In a report released Monday, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says the spouses of service members and civilian women who live or work near military facilities are especially vulnerable to sexual assault.

The New York...

May 4, 2015 - 2:45am
8 hours 23 min ago

BOSTON (AP) — Russian relatives of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are expected to testify at his trial as his lawyers continue to make their case to spare his life.

Five family members are expected to take the witness stand Monday in federal court.

Prosecutors urged Judge George O'Toole Jr. last week to press Tsarnaev's lawyers to make sure his relatives testify soon because 16 FBI agents have been assigned to...

May 4, 2015 - 2:29am
6 hours 43 min ago

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former political allies of New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie have arrived at a federal courthouse to face charges stemming from the politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge.

Christie's former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, and his former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Bill Baroni, are scheduled to make initial appearances Monday before a judge in Newark.

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May 4, 2015 - 2:24am
8 hours 23 min ago

When NFL linebacker Jermaine Cunningham appears in a New Jersey courtroom, he'll be the most recognizable defendant yet facing charges over "revenge porn."

The case comes amid a national push to punish jilted lovers and others who distribute racy photos often taken before a relationship fell apart.

The movement to criminalize the action has brought 14 states on board in the past two years, bringing the total to 17. Facebook, Twitter and Reddit...

May 4, 2015 - 2:20am
8 hours 23 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Each week, scores of New York Police Department officers are sent to the NYPD's new $750 million police academy for a three-day refresher course aimed at discouraging verbal abuse and needless physical force.

They're warned that cynicism, condescension and complacency are a formula for losing their cool in confrontations that can put civilians in harm's way — and jeopardize their own careers.

The instructors don't mention Eric Garner...

May 4, 2015 - 1:43am
6 hours 3 min ago

7:45 p.m. (1400 GMT)

The government says the death toll from the April 25 earthquake in Nepal has climbed to 7,365, including six foreigners and 45 Nepalese found over the weekend on a popular trekking route.

The temblor has left another 14,355 people injured, according to the figures updated Monday evening.

The impoverished nation has also seen massive damage to homes and infrastructure. While there are no clear estimates yet of...

May 4, 2015 - 1:35am
8 hours 23 min ago

MENASHA, Wis. (AP) — Four people are dead and another person is injured after a shooting on a bridge in eastern Wisconsin that a police chief says appears to be a "random act."

The Menasha Police Department said in a statement that the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday on the Fox Cities Trestle Trail bridge.

Menasha Police Chief Tim Styka told Post-Crescent Media (http://post.cr/1GUokep ) late Sunday night that the shooter was among those who...

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