- Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two attackers in a shooting at a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and the Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack.
- 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.
- Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots
BALTIMORE (AP) — Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, "Black community, control the police!"
- Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer points to family dysfunction
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's father was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, claiming he was tortured in a Russian camp during the Russian-Chechen war in the 1990s, a psychiatrist testified Tuesday.
- Fingerprint ruse IDs Florida man as longtime Ohio fugitive
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a ruse to get a man's fingerprints led to his arrest as a convicted killer who escaped an Ohio prison farm and disappeared for most of six decades.
- Final EPA plan would leave some asbestos in Montana town
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal regulators' long-delayed final cleanup plan for a Montana mining town where thousands have been sickened by asbestos contamination would leave some of the deadly material where it sits, in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere.
- NYPD officer with promising career dies from gunshot wound
NEW YORK (AP) — Officer Brian Moore, the son, nephew and cousin of police officers, had already started carving out a promising career for himself at the New York Police Department, making more than 150 arrests and earning service medals in less than five years on the job.
- NTSB: Chopper hoist was spinning before nurse's deadly fall
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A nurse rescuing an injured woman from a Central Texas hiking trail tumbled to her death from a spinning hoist suspended from a medical helicopter, according to a federal report released Tuesday.
- Five paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers.
- May Day rallies broaden to address police brutality, race
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Activists who are marching for labor and immigrant rights in U.S. cities on Friday will broaden their message to direct attention toward police brutality as tensions simmer in communities across the nation.