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Waffle House suspect: Erratic behavior years before shooting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Travis Reinking's erratic behavior began years before police say he showed up without pants at a Waffle House restaurant and killed four people with an assault-style rifle....

Waffle House suspect's ex-bosses asked FBI to keep, help him
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she had urged federal officials to keep him in custody after he was arrested at the White House last year....

GOP unsettled by narrow win in US House race in Arizona
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year....

Man in custody after 2 Dallas officers, store employee shot
DALLAS (AP) -- Two Dallas police officers were critically wounded in a shooting that also injured a home improvement store employee, authorities said....

AP Exclusive: '93 Amtrak crash survivor relives each new one
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy....

Jury to deliberate after Cosby painted as predator, victim
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments that portrayed the comedian both as a calculating predator who's finally being brought to justice and the victim of a multimillion-dollar frame-up by a "pathological liar."...

Inmate: Prison officers complicit in cellphone problem
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina prison officials have for years blamed cellphones for contributing to inmate violence. After a bloody riot left seven inmates dead at a maximum-security prison last week, they again find themselves asking federal officials to grant waivers and change laws to let them block the signals of these contraband devices....

California university won't punish professor who jeered Bush
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death will not be punished, the president of the university announced Tuesday....

Black woman golfer: It was like we had targets on our backs
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- When she walks onto a golf course as one of the few black women on the links, Sandra Harrison fills with pride and hopes her play will dispel stereotypes and disarm her fellow players - who are often white and male....

Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out
PHOENIX (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education, an unprecedented action in this conservative state without many union protections....

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