• Ex-police officer indicted in Kansas City-area stun gun case

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges accusing him of excessive force when he used his stun gun on a teenager during a traffic stop. Timothy Runnels was arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri, on...

  • Police: Man stabs wife to death while their 7 kids are home

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    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A man stabbed his wife to death after he slapped one of their seven children for playing videogames and she confronted him about it, police said Friday. Goodyear police said the children witnessed at least part of the Thursday night attack, and a 14-year-old...

  • Clerics urge US to end family detention of immigrants

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    DILLEY, Texas (AP) — About 80 faith leaders from around the U.S. have signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging the government to stop detaining immigrant families, while high-ranking clerics visiting a South Texas detention facility Friday criticized the practice. The U.S....

  • Audit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange

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    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit released Friday. The audit marked the first time the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human...

  • JetBlue pilot who yelled during flight sues airline for $16M

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    NEW YORK (AP) — A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill. Clayton Osbon's...

  • Southern Baptists discuss race, slavery and segregation

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention is taking its biggest step to date to confront the legacy of support for slavery and segregation that still looms over the denomination. The two-day "Gospel and Racial Reconciliation" summit in Nashville wasn't a how-to seminar...

  • Man charged in noose left on integration statue at Ole Miss

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    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school, the Justice Department said Friday. The noose and a former Georgia flag that prominently featured...

  • Gov. Walker in Texas, out of sight during immigration flap

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    WESLACO, Texas (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border without addressing questions being raised about his stance on immigration. The likely Republican presidential contender remained invisible to reporters on Friday during a visit that could have...

  • Lawyer: 'Indifference' led to inmate death, prison silence

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A four-month wait for information about the death of a Nevada prison inmate who a witness said was handcuffed when he was shot to death by a guard stemmed from deliberate indifference by state officials, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, a lawyer for the dead man's family...

  • Senate bill would add 30-day residency requirement to vote

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    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire voters would be required to live in the state for 30 days prior to voting if a bill passed by the Senate on Thursday goes into effect. The bill's supporters called it a reasonable effort to avoid "drive-by" voting and other voter fraud, but its...

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