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Latest on police-custody death: Marchers take to streets
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Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody....

AP PHOTOS: Riots hit Baltimore after Freddie Gray funeral
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Rioting erupts in Baltimore on Monday evening, following the funeral of the black man who died in police custody after suffering a severe spinal cord injury....

Prosecutor describes Colorado gunman's path to carnage
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A prosecutor declared Monday that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or biological warfare before settling on a shooting so that he could slaughter more people....

The Latest: Courthouse empties after Day 1 of Holmes trial
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GOP defense budget challenges Obama on Ukraine, Guantanamo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet....

`Good kid': Lawyer pleads for Boston Marathon bomber's life
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother....

Latest on Boston trial: Wife says Tamerlan home for bombings
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Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona mother was convicted of first-degree murder and child abuse Monday in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who prosecutors said was beaten, neglected and confined to a closet before being dumped in a trash bin in 2011....

Pennsylvania top court reinstates monsignor's conviction
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The state's highest court on Monday reinstated the landmark child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever prosecuted over his handling of sex abuse complaints....

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