NAACP calls for hate crime charge against college roommate

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut NAACP wants a felony hate crime charge immediately filed against a white former college student accused of smearing body fluids on her black roommate's belongings.

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AP Exclusive: Oldest map to use word 'America' up for sale

 

LONDON (AP) — Christie's auction house said Tuesday it has discovered a previously unknown copy of a 510-year-old map dubbed "America's birth certificate" because it gave the New World its name.

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  • Written by By JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press

Drugstore pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients

CHICAGO (AP) — Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin worked as well as opioids at reducing severe pain.

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  • Written by By LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer

Air Force admits fault in reporting shooter's past crimes

 

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence that spanned years before the attack, and was able buy weapons because the Air Force did not submit his criminal history to the FBI as required by military rules.

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  • Written by By JIM VERTUNO, WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER , Associated Press

Texas church gunman sent hostile text messages before attack

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence and sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, a member of First Baptist, before the attack in which he fired at least 450 rounds at helpless worshippers, authorities said Monday.

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  • Written by By JIM VERTUNO, WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER , Associated Press