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New Mexico governor: Keep worshipping after church blasts

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The governor told southern New Mexico residents to keep attending houses of worship after small explosions outside t... Full Story

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  • New Mexico governor: Keep worshipping after church blasts
    New Mexico governor: Keep worshipping after church blasts

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The governor told southern New Mexico residents to keep attending houses of worship after small explosions outside two churches put parishioners on edge.

  • Sheriff: Man fatally shoots defendant waiting at courthouse

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside a county courthouse in Mississippi on Monday morning, and a suspect is in custody, law enforcement officials said.

  • Manhunt underway for suspect in officer's fatal shooting
    Manhunt underway for suspect in officer's fatal shooting

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect who police say fatally shot a Memphis officer after he interrupted a drug deal involving a small amount of marijuana that would have resulted in just a misdemeanor citation and a fine.

  • Weather helps crews battling massive California wildfire
    Weather helps crews battling massive California wildfire

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Cooler weather helped crews make inroads Monday against a massive Northern California wildfire that tore through two dozen homes, threatened thousands more and forced scores of people to flee the flames.

  • The Latest: Theater shooting jury decides sentencing step

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):

  • Texas' attorney general charged with securities fraud
    Texas' attorney general charged with securities fraud

    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton turned himself in Monday to face charges that he misled investors and didn't disclose money he made for referring financial clients as part of his private business before becoming the state's top lawyer in January.

  • Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement
    Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE — A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown's death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launch...

  • Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more
    Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.

  • NY school problems highlight debate over outside 'receivers'
    NY school problems highlight debate over outside 'receivers'

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The clock is ticking for leaders of New York's most chronically underperforming public schools, who under a new state law must quickly begin to turn things around or lose control to an outsider — a tactic that has produced mixed results elsewhere.

  • Missing Special Olympics athlete turns up 350 miles away

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Albanian athlete who disappeared from the Special Olympics in Los Angeles turned up safe early Monday 350 miles away in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Hayward.

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