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Cincinnati braces for racially charged police shooting trial
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Under tight courthouse security and close monitoring by local officials concerned about keeping the peace, jury selection begins Tuesday for the murder trial of a white university police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop....

No discipline for Minneapolis cops in Jamar Clark slaying
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced....

AP Exclusive: 'High threat' Texas border busts aren't always
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Drivers in Texas busted for drunken driving, not paying child support or low-level drug offenses are among thousands of "high-threat" criminal arrests being counted as part of a nearly $1 billion mission to secure the border with Mexico, an Associated Press analysis has found....

Major California river adding key ingredient: water
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A decade ago, environmentalists and the federal government agreed to revive a 150-mile stretch of California's second-longest river, an ambitious effort aimed at allowing salmon again to swim up to the Sierra Nevada foothills to spawn....

Prince Albert buys Philadelphia home of mom Grace Kelly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is now in the hands of the royal family....

Stray cat patrol: Feral felines deployed in NYC war on rats
NEW YORK (AP) -- Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City's concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They're helping curb the city's rat population....

From Utah, McMullin calls for 'new conservative movement'
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown, independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in Utah polls and drawing large crowds of Republican-leaning voters fed up with Donald Trump's crudeness and antics....

NY enacts restrictions on Airbnb, with fines of up to $7,500
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals....

Woman's abdominal pain turns into surprise baby
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) -- Abdominal pain sent Stephanie Jaegers to the hospital....

Report: California soldiers must repay enlistment bonuses
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers have been ordered to repay huge enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, a newspaper reported Saturday....

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