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The Latest: New jury pool being questioned for Cosby trial
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby's sex assault case (all times local):...

Defense raises race bias in Cosby jury selection process
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, defense lawyers are crying foul and accusing prosecutors of trying to systematically keep blacks off the jury....

Advocates: Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: State and local governments should do the work and foot the bill....

A gunshot and a child dies: Should anyone be punished?
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief....

A gunshot and a child is dead: Should anyone be punished?
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief....

States rejecting bills intended to keep guns away from kids
In state after state, proposals that would create or toughen laws intended to keep kids from getting ahold of unsecured guns have stalled - caught up in a debate over whether they are effective prevention measures or just government overreach....

Suspect in Times Square car crash that killed 1 is indicted
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man accused of intentionally mowing down pedestrians on a Times Square sidewalk, killing one and injuring 22 others, was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury....

Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside of a birthday party last weekend....

'They are going to kill me': Inmate fights to halt execution
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Tommy Arthur has had his execution postponed seven times since 2001, so many delays that victims' rights advocates derisively call him the "Houdini" of death row. He says he is innocent and is fighting for an eighth reprieve, but he is losing optimism: "They are going to kill me this time."...

Playboy model who shot nude of unwitting woman due in court
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Playboy centerfold who ignited a backlash of criticism when she secretly snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a locker room and posted it online mocking the woman's body is expected to appear in court Wednesday to resolve a criminal charge....

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2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose

Fires targeting property of police, firefighters in Arkansas

Suspect in Ohio house fire that killed 7 is denied bond

Suspect in Times Square car crash that killed 1 is indicted

University of Missouri set to introduce new chancellor

Man pleads not guilty in deadly Iowa jail escape

Deputies fatally shoot man accused of firing at neighbor

Police: Man snatches purse of widow visiting husband's grave

5 of 6 officers charged in in-custody death face discipline

Prosecutor seeks special grand jury to probe inmate's death