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Canadian judge delays bail decision for ex-Gitmo inmate

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A Canadian judge said Tuesday she needs more time to make a decision on whether a former Guantanamo Bay inmate should be released on bail while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States. Learn More


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Report: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year — more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday. More »


Islamic State group takes credit for suburban Dallas assault

PHOENIX (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, marking the first time the terror group has taken credit for an attack in the United States. More »


Reforming Baltimore police will be time-consuming, costly

BALTIMORE (AP) — Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore's top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city's mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer misconduct. More »


Fingerprint ruse IDs Florida man as longtime Ohio fugitive

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A convicted killer escaped from an Ohio prison farm in 1959, then was allowed to slip away from law enforcement in 1975 and disappeared until a ruse to get his fingerprints led to his arrest in Florida this week, investigators said Tuesday. More »


Regulators: California fell far short of water-saving target

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste, state regulators reported Tuesday as they considered tough measures to force savings amid a continuing drought. More »


Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer points to family dysfunction

BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers called a Russian historian and a psychiatrist to the stand Tuesday in a bid to save the Boston Marathon bomber from the death penalty by portraying him as the product of a dysfunctional family from a turbulent corner of the world. More »


Final EPA plan would leave some asbestos in Montana town

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal regulators' long-delayed clean-up for a Montana mining community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos contamination would leave some of the deadly material in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere — stirring worries among residents about the possibility of future exposures. More »


Irish nanny charged in baby's death released after 2 years

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — An Irish nanny charged with killing a 1-year-old Massachusetts girl in her care more than two years ago has been released on bail while authorities review medical evidence. More »


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