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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....

Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers
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....

Republican wins US House race in Arizona GOP stronghold
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Republican Debbie Lesko won the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District Tuesday, keeping the U.S. House seat in GOP control but by a much narrower margin than expected....

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 Tuesday, authorities said....

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....

Arizona lawmakers haggle over funding before teacher strike
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona policymakers have yet to agree how to increase teacher pay or education funding ahead of a first-ever statewide walkout this week, prompting calls from Democrats and even one Republican to generate new tax revenue in the conservative state....

Meek Mill attends NBA playoff game after prison release
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill attended an NBA playoff game in his first public appearance since being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions....

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