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The Latest: Cosby waives formal arraignment
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on Bill Cosby's preliminary hearing in his Pennsylvania sex-assault case (all times local):...

Consider obesity surgery more often for diabetes: Guidelines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are mildly obese....

Alleged Islamic State sympathizer arrested on terror charge
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City man rejected twice trying to enter the United Kingdom after his camouflage clothing, nunchakus and Islamic State flag images on his cellphone raised suspicions was arrested Tuesday on charges that he tried to assist the terrorism group....

Officer cleared in black man's death, prosecutor criticized
BALTIMORE (AP) -- After two trials and no convictions, Baltimore's top prosecutor faces criticism that she moved too quickly to file charges against six officers in the case involving a 25-year-old black man who died a week after he was critically injured in police custody, triggering protests and riots a year ago....

Texas education board candidate known for conspiracy posts
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- She is a retired Texas schoolteacher who has claimed President Barack Obama is a gay prostitute, Democrats orchestrated the assassination of John F. Kennedy and that the flood from the biblical story of Noah's Ark is what destroyed the dinosaurs....

Michigan man's gunshot ordeal inspires him to become doctor
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A gunshot victim whose life was saved by Detroit doctors has graduated from medical school and hopes to help others like the surgeons who treated him....

Smaller cities across US opening high-tech crime centers
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Live video feeds from cameras across Hartford, Connecticut, light up a wall of flat-screen monitors in a high-tech room at the city's old police department, while computers take in data from license plate readers and a gunshot detection system....

Suspect arrested in death of ex-coal chief executive
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- An Ohio man was arrested in the death of a former coal company executive found shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried, a sheriff said Tuesday....

FBI: 2 agents wounded near Chicago; subject of warrant dead
PARK FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The FBI says two of its agents were shot and wounded while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a suburban Chicago home, and that the man they were seeking there is dead....

Louisiana set to expand hate-crimes laws to include police
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana is poised to become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews - a move that could stir the national debate over the relationship between law enforcement and minorities....

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