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Black motorist's fatal shooting: Outcry over police tactics

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As North Charleston surged in population last decade, South Carolina's third-largest city fought rising crime through a simple policing solution: Be aggressive. But the city's Police Department lost the respect of many black residents in neighborhoods they blitzed, and now many are upset after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist by a white officer.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015

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Elder care costs keep climbing; nursing home bill now $91K

NEW YORK (AP) — The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015

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Cops: Man shoots Census Bureau guard, leads police on chase

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man kidnapped a woman, fatally shot a Census Bureau guard and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, before authorities cornered him in an exchange of gunfire that left the suspect and a police officer wounded, authorities said.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015

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Alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind leaves Pakistan jail

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A lawyer says the suspected Pakistani mastermind in the 2008 Mumbai attacks has left a jail near Islamabad following a court order that he be set free pending trial.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015

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Civil War: 150th anniversary of Lee surrender at Appomattox

APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) — The surrender of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago on Thursday was a milestone event in the end of the Civil War. This is a rolling account of Thursday's commemoration of anniversary events that include a reenactment of Lee's last clash with Grant's troops and of the Confederate surrender in a Virginia farmhouse on April 9, 1865. Interspersed are historical accounts from 150 years ago:

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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Q&A on AP investigation of perimeter security at US airports

 

A year ago, 15-year-old Yahya Abdi climbed the fence protecting the airport in San Jose, California, hoisted himself into a parked plane's wheel well and survived a long, freezing flight to Hawaii.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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Snap back? Not so fast. Sanctions a big issue in nuke talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Snap back? Not so fast.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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Obama: Decision near on removing Cuba from terror list

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — President Barack Obama will act soon on a recommendation about whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, he said Thursday as he opened a three-day trip to the Caribbean and Central America.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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