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South Carolina police officer charged with murder is fired

 

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white South Carolina police officer who claimed he killed an unarmed black man in self-defense has been fired, the city's mayor announced Wednesday, a day after the release of a video showing the officer firing eight shots at the fleeing man's back.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

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Wisconsin appeals court upholds upskirting conviction

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of a southeastern Wisconsin man who secretly took photos up a woman's skirt at a grocery store, rejecting his argument that women who wear skirts in public assume the risk that they might be photographed from any angle.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

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Stronger US economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Mexico City, an auto parts company expects to ride a resurgent U.S. auto industry to $1 billion in annual revenue by 2016.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

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White SC officer charged with murder in black man's death

 

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dramatic video that shows a white South Carolina police officer shooting a fleeing black man after a traffic stop has led authorities to file a murder charge against the officer amid public outrage over a series of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement agents.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015

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Ferguson election triples number of blacks on City Council

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two black candidates were among three people elected to the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, tripling African-American representation in the St. Louis suburb where poor race relations have been a focal point since the August shooting death of an 18-year-old black by a white police officer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

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Lawmaker urges action to prevent carbon monoxide tragedies

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Utility regulators and police are trying to determine what could have been done to prevent the deaths of a man and his seven children who died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator installed after their home's power had been disconnected.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wins 2nd term in runoff victory

CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel won re-election Tuesday as voters in Chicago's first mayoral runoff decided that, despite his brusque management style, the former White House chief of staff was best equipped to deal with the many dire challenges facing the nation's third-largest city.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

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