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LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday....

Execution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday, as officials cited problems with the lone drug that would be used for the lethal injection....

New Mexico students join others in nation against new tests
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- New assessment tests that have angered parents and teachers across the nation prompted walkouts Monday by hundreds of high school students in New Mexico who had been set to take the exams....

Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers
BOSTON (AP) -- Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, coolers and other stuff that people put on the street to reserve the parking spaces they've dug out....

Nurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system
DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday....

Feds want boat panels brought to court to show Tsarnaev note
BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors want panels of the boat in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding to be brought to court to show jurors what they say is his written confession, but his lawyers want them to see the entire bullet-ridden boat....

Mom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube....

Cleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland's mayor apologized on Monday after the city's lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions....

Federal judge blocks Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban was thrown into question Monday alongside those in three nearby states that are set for a hearing before a federal appeals court....

NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet....

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