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Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and police who spent decades staring each other down in neighborhoods ravaged by crack and heroin. But with each death of a black man in custody, their efforts to overcome mistrust have hit hard walls of skepticism and outrage....

Latest on police-custody death: March reaches City Hall
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Thousands take to the streets for Freddie Gray rally
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday to demand answers in the case of Freddie Gray, the largest rally since the 25-year-old black man died in police custody....

`Saigon has fallen' _ a reporter's view of Vietnam War's end
(EDITOR'S NOTE - More than two decades of war in Vietnam, first involving the French and then the Americans, ended with the last days of April 1975. Peter Arnett, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of combat for The Associated Press and later gained fame as a CNN correspondent, has written a new memoir, "Saigon Has Fallen," about his dozen-plus years reporting on Vietnam. Arnett has recounted this period before but approaches it with a fresh perspective for the 40th anniversary of the war's end. The book is published by RosettaBooks in partnership with The Associated Press (http://www.ap.org/books ). This is an edited excerpt, focused on the war's final throes.)...

Public boarding school _ the way to solve educational ills?
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo's chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools that put round-the-clock attention on students and away from such daunting problems as poverty, troubled homes and truancy....

Marathon bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston's Muslim community has been once again thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion amid rising concerns of terrorist recruitment in America....

Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch
SEATTLE (AP) -- Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before....

2009 memo describes concerns about Oklahoma reserve deputy
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Several members of an Oklahoma sheriff's department raised serious concerns years ago about the performance and training of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of a restrained suspect, according to a report released by lawyers for the dead man's family....

Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices....

Family looks to future after fugitive brother's return to US
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- For years, Beth Kelley posted the message to her brother on Facebook: "Happy Birthday Scott, wherever you are."...

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A year after the Gulf oil spill, problems remain
Local governments spent BP money with abandon
Civil War celebrations stir controversy
States' attempts to resist health care reform
A look at extremist attacks on the U.S. government
Gun law changes across the U.S.
A look inside the Statue of Liberty
A look around the Statue of Liberty
A look at Guantanamo's history
Up to the Minute
Thousands take to the streets for Freddie Gray rally

Latest on police-custody death: March reaches City Hall

Love, cookies helped sisters lost in Michigan woods survive

Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome

UN chief appeals to Indonesia to stop planned executions

Native youth kick off Generation Indigenous challenge

Angst about Iran deal at GOP Jewish meeting

Family looks to future after fugitive brother's return to US

'Operation Babylift' kids, soldiers reunite 40 years later

Mother in custody dispute freed after 8 years behind bars