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Cleveland, Justice Department seek monitor for police reform

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice are seeking an independent monitor to oversee an agreement for reforms of the city's police department.
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New Jersey school cancels Common as commencement speaker

Yahoo News - 26 min 20 sec ago

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015, file photo, singer and actor Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known by his stage name Common, speaks at Starbucks Coffee Company's annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. New Jersey’s Kean University has canceled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a convicted cop killer who fled to Cuba. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)UNION, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Kean University has cancelled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a woman convicted of killing a police officer who fled to Cuba.


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Blaze that killed firefighter in porch collapse was accident

Yahoo News - 26 min 59 sec ago
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania house fire that caused a porch to collapse, killing a volunteer firefighter, has been ruled an accident.
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Cash 5 ticket worth $600,000 sold at Horsham Wawa

Yahoo News - 27 min 46 sec ago

Cash 5 ticket worth $600,000 sold at Horsham WawaCheck your tickets, because lottery officials say one jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $600,000 was sold in Montgomery County.


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Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program

Yahoo News - 31 min 5 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals and entities overseas who engage in malicious cyberattacks and cyber spying.
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'Furious 7' film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology

Yahoo News - 32 min 4 sec ago

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows Paul Walker as Brian in a scene from "Furious 7." When the high-speed action sequel “Furious 7” debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood’s famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fist fight in Imax’s brand-new laser format. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel "Furious 7" debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in Imax's brand-new laser format.


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Court papers: Student drank 60-ounce vodka bottle in hazing

Yahoo News - 34 min 23 sec ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Court papers filed in connection with a New York college student's alcohol-related death reveal he drank a 60-ounce bottle of vodka during what college officials say was the hazing of pledges at an unsanctioned fraternity.
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Massachusetts man charged with killing 3 neighbors indicted

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SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with fatally beating three neighbors in a public housing complex for the elderly and disabled has been indicted on three counts of murder.
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Ads featuring Hitler, Arab leader appearing on Philly buses

Yahoo News - 1 hour 1 min ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Provocative ads showing a photograph of Adolf Hitler with a former Arab leader have started appearing on Philadelphia transit buses.
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Former FBI agent pleads guilty in drug tampering case

Yahoo News - 1 hour 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI agent accused of abusing heroin from his own drug investigations and in the process botching dozens of cases has pleaded guilty in his own case.
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Indiana debate exposes Republican divisions

Yahoo News - 1 hour 46 min ago

FILE - In this March 19, 2015 file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush visits the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta. Republicans hoped to avoid a debate over social issues heading into the next presidential contest. Yet the backlash over a so-called religious freedom law in Indiana is highlighting the party’s overwhelming opposition to same-sex marriage and forcing the GOP’s leading presidential contenders to weigh in. “I think Gov. Pence has done the right thing,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said in a March 30, radio interview. He said the law was "simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs.” (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — It is a debate many Republicans hoped to avoid.


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Police: Fight over $500 lottery win led to murder-suicide

Yahoo News - 2 hours 6 min ago
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth police say a man who won $500 on a scratch-off lottery ticket apparently fatally shot his live-in girlfriend and then himself after they argued because he didn't want to share the winnings with her.
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Man accusing police in Detroit suburb of brutality due in court

Yahoo News - 3 hours 18 min ago
By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - A man who was dragged from his car, struck several times in the head and Tasered by suburban Detroit police during an arrest recorded on squad car video is set to appear Wednesday in court on a drug charge. Floyd Dent, 57, contends police planted the cocaine after the traffic stop on Jan. 28 in Inkster, Michigan, about 14 miles west of downtown Detroit. Gregory Rohl, Dent's attorney, has said his client, who is black, was targeted because of his race. Dent, who has worked for Ford Motor Company for decades, was initially charged with assault, resisting arrest, and possession of cocaine.
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Live in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyers

Yahoo News - 3 hours 23 min ago

This March 2, 2015 photo shows the under-construction Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. With a slew of residential and hotel developments, Miami is embracing the notion that homes, like cars, handbags and jewelry, should carry luxe designer labels. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida (AP) — The wow factor for Miami's skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view.


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Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines

Yahoo News - 3 hours 33 min ago
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Officials say super Typhoon Maysak is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines around Sunday.
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Controversial anti-Muslim ad to begin appearing on SEPTA buses

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Controversial anti-Muslim ad to begin appearing on SEPTA busesA controversial anti-Muslim advertisement is set to begin appearing Wednesday on dozens of SEPTA buses.


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10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo News - 4 hours 11 min ago

Demonstrators wave flags as they attend a rally at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in protest of a bill passed by the state House critics say will lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


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Man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

Yahoo News - 5 hours 31 min ago

In this image made from video and released by WJLA-TV, authorities investigate the scene of a accident near a gate to Fort Meade, Md., on Monday, March 30, 2015. A spokesman at Fort Meade says two people are being treated for injuries at one of the gates of the sprawling Army installation near Baltimore. (AP Photo/WJLA-TV) MANDATORY CREDITFORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Court documents show that a cross-dressing man killed during a violent encounter at the National Security Agency had a history of theft and assault, and was mistaken at least once for being a woman.


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Man stabbed in the leg in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo News - 5 hours 40 min ago

Man stabbed in the leg in Strawberry MansionPolice say a man was stabbed in the leg in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section early Wednesday morning.


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Marshals reviewing procedures after inmate escapes hospital

Yahoo News - 5 hours 56 min ago

Fairfax County, Va. Police Public Information Officer Roger Henrique updates reporters outside of Inova Fairfax Hospital Center in Falls Church, Va., Tuesdy, March 31, 2015, where a prisoner broke free from his security guard and took his gun. One shot was fired early Tuesday as a guard wrestled with a prisoner, who then fled a northern Virginia hospital with a gun setting off a lockdown and search, police said. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — Federal marshals are reviewing their security procedures after an inmate receiving treatment at a northern Virginia hospital overpowered a private guard, took her gun and set off a frenzied nine-hour manhunt.


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