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Officers interview survivor of mobile home park killings

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 01:58 AM

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say detectives have interviewed a 22-year-old man who survived a weekend shooting that left a woman and her roommate's toddler dead at a mobile home park.

Kitsap County sheriff's Sgt. Ken Dickinson said Monday that the man, described as a neighbor, is recovering at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Tsarnaev's lawyers try to show brother in charge of bombing

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 01:33 AM

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack.

Fight over religious objection proposals shifts to Arkansas

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 01:28 AM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The fight over "religious freedom" proposals facing increasing criticism from those who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians is shifting toward Arkansas, which was poised to become the second state this year to enact such a measure.

Man accused in Ferguson police shooting to seek lower bond

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 01:09 AM

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The attorney for a man accused of shooting two police officers during a Ferguson demonstration says he'll seek a lower bond for his client.

Twenty-year-old Jeffrey Williams is scheduled for a St. Louis County court appearance Tuesday on charges of felony assault, armed criminal action and a weapons offense.

Williams' attorney, Jerryl Christmas, told The Associated Press on Monday he'll ask a judge to reduce Williams' bond from $300,000 cash-only.

Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 01:08 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in troubled neighborhoods fueled nearly constant bloodshed.

Rahm Emanuel spent nearly $200 million over two years to flood those streets with police working overtime. His police department also collected information about individual gang members and set up meetings between gang members and the parents of homicide victims.

NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:54 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — While officials caution that they aren't certain what caused last week's blast in New York's East Village, the explosion is highlighting a long-known problem: the illegal siphoning of natural gas.

Statistics are limited. The president of New York's Consolidated Edison calls it "fairly uncommon." Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York officials so far aren't hearing of any gas-tapping trend, but it's under investigation.

Police: Man who drank 36 beers crashes into Utah house

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:32 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into the side of a house in Salt Lake City acknowledged drinking 36 beers and doing cocaine.

A probable cause statement says Bernabe Urcino-Saldago told police what he had consumed after he failed a field sobriety test early Monday.

The 39-year-old was arrested on suspicion of DUI, negligent collision and driving without a license.

No one was hurt in the early morning crash at a house on Salt Lake City's west side, near Rosewood Park.

'Bernie' case prosecutor seeks recusal, says he's a witness

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:29 PM

CARTHAGE, Texas (AP) — The Texas district attorney who was to prosecute for a second time the man whose murder conviction inspired the movie "Bernie" has asked to recuse himself on the eve of a pretrial hearing, saying he's become a witness.

In a motion filed Monday in state district court in Carthage, Danny Buck Davidson asked to recuse himself and other prosecutors in his Panola County District Attorney's Office from the Bernie Tiede (TEE'-dee) case.

US files appeal of judge's hold on immigration action

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has urged a federal appeals court to lift a temporary hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action.

The 69-page brief was filed Monday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ahead of arguments scheduled for next month.

Cyclists completing ride from Sandy Hook to Washington

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:28 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — A group of cyclists is completing a ride from Newtown, Connecticut, to the nation's capital to promote legislation to stem gun violence.

The 26 cyclists -- who call themselves Team 26 -- will complete a four-day journey on Tuesday from the site of Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20 students and six educators were massacred in 2012.

The two-wheelers say the trip is meant to honor the victims, and to spread a message of peace, hope and love.

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