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Freddie Gray hearing: Baltimore officers statements at issue
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A judge in Baltimore is holding a hearing to determine the admissibility of statements made to investigators by police officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death....

California to big-league ballplayers: Stop chewing tobacco
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California lawmakers have taken the first step toward accomplishing something Major League Baseball could never do: Stop players from stuffing those big wads of chewing tobacco into their mouths during games....

Students return to Oregon community college after shooting
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- Hundreds of people lined the road leading to the Oregon community college where a gunman killed nine people, holding signs reading "UCC Strong" as students returned Monday to the scene of the deadliest shooting in state history....

AP Exclusive: Clinton server's software had hacking risk
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The private email server running in Hillary Rodham Clinton's home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers, according to data and documents reviewed by The Associated Press....

Court appearance for man charged in Memphis officer killing
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A convicted felon charged in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Memphis police officer is set to make his first court appearance in the case....

Justices to decide on sentences for young prison 'lifers'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sheriff's Deputy Charles Hurt was on truant patrol when he came across a teenager in a Baton Rouge park on a cool fall morning. The teenager pulled a gun from his jacket, panicked, he said, and shot Hurt dead....

Judge: 16-year-old to be tried as adult in family stabbing
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A 16-year-old Oklahoma boy will stand trial as an adult in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings, a judge ruled Monday, rejecting a request by defense attorneys to certify him as a juvenile delinquent or youthful offender....

Police defend use of Taser on city official in Texas
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) -- Police officials in a small, predominantly black Texas college town are defending the decision to use a stun gun on a City Council member when he intervened as officers questioned his friends outside his apartment....

Playboy magazine to end publishing fully nude female photos
NEW YORK (AP) -- Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women as part of a redesign, the decades-old magazine announced Tuesday....

2 firefighters die saving 2 other lives in Kansas City blaze
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two firefighters who saved two residents from a burning apartment building in Kansas City were killed when the structure collapsed around them just minutes later, authorities said....

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