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NYPD to stop seizing sex work suspects' condoms

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department will no longer confiscate unused condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution, ending a longstanding practice that had been criticized by civil rights groups for undermining efforts to combat AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014

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Police add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

The suspect in a gas station robbery and 100 mph chase kept pointing his handgun to his head, and police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep the man from committing suicide. But he kept cutting Wells' phone calls short.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014

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Energy bill caught up in Keystone XL dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after President Barack Obama touted executive actions aimed at increasing energy efficiency, a bill with similar goals is expected to fall victim to partisan gridlock in the Senate.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014

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Coaches, pilot remembered after balloon crash

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The two University of Richmond basketball coaches killed in a hot-air balloon crash were a beloved long-time assistant who was part of one of the most revered moments in the program's history, and a woman who was hardly out of college and always cheerful and willing to help.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014

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Kremlin pushes for dialogue after Ukraine vote

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Kremlin made it clear Monday that it has no intention to try to annex Ukraine's eastern provinces after the controversial referendums where the majority of voters allegedly said they backed sovereignty for their regions.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014

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Spring snowstorm hits Rockies, threatens Plains

DENVER (AP) — A powerful spring storm dropped more than a foot of sloppy, wet snow in parts of Colorado and Wyoming on Mother's Day, and forecasters warned that instability ahead of the cold front created conditions ripe for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the Plains states.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014

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EPA seeks comment on fracking chemicals disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on ways to disclose information about the chemicals used in the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014

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Police: Bank robbery note was on grocery receipt

BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon police affidavit says a robber at the Home Federal Bank two weeks ago demanded money by giving the teller a note written on the back of a grocery receipt.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014

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