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Deal with 72 Asiana passengers leaves many cases unresolved
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly 200 people....

Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses
The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman....

In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street....

Details, questions emerge on homeless man shot by LA police
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Los Angeles' Skid Row, with few or no one he encountered knowing anything about his past bank robbery conviction, his wanted probation status or that even the false name he lived under had been purloined from a Frenchman years earlier....

Different views of bombing suspect to be given at trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial....

Documents: Georgia officials indecisive about execution
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren't sure whether they checked "this week's or last week's" batch, according to a court filing....

Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives....

City, contractor questioned at NYC jail health care hearing
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City lawmaker said at a hearing Tuesday that he didn't have confidence in the leadership of the private health provider awarded a $126 million contract to administer health care at the Rikers Island jail complex....

North Dakota missionaries detained in Venezuela return home
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Four American missionaries who were released after several days of detention and questioning by Venezuelan authorities arrived home in North Dakota on Tuesday, saying they were glad to be back but hoped to return to the South American country someday....

California teacher found hanging knew suicide's devastation
PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) -- The Southern California teacher whose students found her hanging from her classroom ceiling knew the devastating effects of suicide: Her own father went missing and was found dead with a bullet wound to his head after committing suicide nearly four years earlier....

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Deal with 72 Asiana passengers leaves many cases unresolved

Searches focus on rings to help Chinese women have US babies

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Details, questions emerge on homeless man shot by LA police

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March storm heads east after dumping snow on Upper Midwest

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Vegas hospital sends miscarried babies to laundry by mistake

Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses

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