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Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights....

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands
CHICAGO (AP) -- Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years....

Feds 'closely monitoring' NY police custody death
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is "closely monitoring" New York City's investigation into the death of a man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer arresting him on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes....

Police still investigating after burglar killed
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an alley, the district attorney's office said....

Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday....

Police hunt for 2 who carjacked SUV, killed 3 kids
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police were searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three kids and critically injuring their mother and the carjacking victim. Another woman was hurt but is in stable condition....

Judge says Texas man innocent in rape
DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday....

Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder....

AP source: Former AG subpoenaed in McDonnell trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday....

Hospital shooting suspect had history of violence
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) -- A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker - and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back - has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, authorities said....

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Hospital shooting suspect had history of violence

Police hunt for 2 who carjacked SUV, killed 3 kids

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County official in Texas accused of taking bribes

Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search

Report blames pilot for 2011 Hawaii copter crash

86 family members disenrolled from Oregon tribe

Police still investigating after burglar killed


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