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LeSean McCoy makes first comments since assault allegations

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LeSean McCoy makes first comments since assault allegationsFormer Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has made his first public comments since allegations arose that he and three others assaulted several off-duty police officers inside an Old City nightclub.

Panel advances bill to require ultrasounds before abortions

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and to describe what is seen to the pregnant woman.

Missouri professor calls her protest actions embarrassing

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A suspended University of Missouri assistant professor says she's embarrassed about her run-ins with student journalists during race-related student protests in November.

Son: Gunman who killed 2 deputies had emotional problems

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Tributes in memory of two slain deputies are stacked on a Harford County Sheriff's Office Department vehicle outside the department's southern precinct, Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2016, in Edgewood, Md. David Evans, who had warrants for his arrest, fatally shot a deputy in a restaurant Wednesday, Feb. 10, and killed another deputy in shootout before he was killed himself, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The son of a gunman who fatally shot two Maryland sheriff's deputies before he was killed in a shootout says his father was a heavy drinker with emotional problems, but never spoke poorly of police.

80-year-old drug dealer to be sentenced for pot operation

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BOSTON (AP) — An 80-year-old man who admitted running a sprawling multistate marijuana-dealing operation faces sentencing in federal court in Massachusetts.

Federal grand jury hearing evidence in NYC police killing of Eric Garner: source

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A child reads posters at the makeshift memorial where Eric Garner died during an arrest in July, at the Staten Island borough of New YorkA federal grand jury in New York has begun hearing evidence in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man whose chokehold death at the hands of a white police officer sparked widespread protests, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The U.S. Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation of Garner's death in December 2014, after a grand jury in the borough of Staten Island declined to bring criminal charges against the officer, Daniel Pantaleo.

October trial for Ohio cop who shot driver in traffic stop

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CINCINNATI (AP) — An October trial date has been scheduled for a former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop.

City of Cleveland claims Tamir Rice estate owes $500 for ambulance

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The claim, which is dated on Wednesday, is for Rice's "last dying expense" and includes $450 for an ambulance and $50 for mileage, the city documents say. The claim had not yet been officially filed with Cuyahoga County probate court, court officials said on Thursday, but media reports said the bill has been sent to Rice's family. "The callousness, insensitivity and poor judgment required for the city to send a bill - its own police officers having slain 12-year-old Tamir - is breathtaking," an attorney for Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, said in a statement to Cleveland's CBS affiliate.

Lockheed to offer T-50A in race for U.S. Air Force contract

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The U.S. Air Force aims to launch the competition in 2017 to replace its ageing fleet of T-38 planes and analysts have said it could eventually buy up to 600 planes. Boeing Co, Textron Inc, and Northrop Grumman Corp are all expected to submit bids when the tender kicks off in 2017. Lockheed, the Pentagon's No. 1 weapons supplier, also said it has selected its Greenville operations facility in South Carolina as the preferred final assembly and checkout (FACO) site for the T-50A.

California residents live on the edge of crumbling cliffs

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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, boulders shore up an eroding cliff below an apartment complex that residents were forced to evacuate, at top left, in Pacifica, Calif. Living with the Pacific Ocean as your backyard has its benefits. But the crumbling ocean cliffs have forced dozens to move quickly and at a high cost. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by "you can almost high-five them."

Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein-predicted ripples

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.

Health care battle brewing between governors in Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear launched a major effort to thwart his Republican successor's health care policies, a move he described as an act of conscience that would protect his legacy and health insurance for more than half a million people.

Latest: Police: Suspect in shooting of Fargo cop found dead

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Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd appears at a news conference at police headquarters in Fargo, N .D., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016to talk about a shooting that left one of his officers mortally wounded and a suspect dead. Todd says Officer Jason Moszer, a six-year veteran of the force, is not expected to recover from his wounds. It would be just the second police fatality in the line of duty in Fargo. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The latest on a standoff in Fargo, North Dakota, that has left a police officer with life-threatening injuries (all times local):

Harvard faculty member named Wellesley's 1st black president

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WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Wellesley College has named a Harvard Medical School faculty member as its next president.

Fargo police say officer shot during standoff won't survive

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This undated photo released by Fargo Police Department shows Fargo police officer Jason Moszer. Moszer was shot amid a standoff in Fargo, N.D. with a domestic violence suspect, police in North Dakota said early Thursday, Feb. 10, 2016. Moszer, 33, responded to the standoff Wednesday night and parked near the home the suspect was barricaded inside, Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson said. (Fargo Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDITFARGO, N.D. (AP) — A police officer shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive and his family is with him saying goodbye, authorities in Fargo, North Dakota, said Thursday.

IMF nominates managing director Lagarde for second term

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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, file photo, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde answers a question during a news conference, in Lima, Peru. In a statement Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, the IMF executive board said they've nominated Lagarde for a second five-year term. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has nominated managing director Christine Lagarde for a second five-year term.

The Latest: Ex-Kentucky governor takin on his successor

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on former Democratic Gov. Steve Besshear's effort to oppose Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's effort to dismantle the state's health care program known as kynect (all times local):

2 shots hit portable classroom near Miami; no injuries

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COCONUT GROVE, Fla. (AP) — Two bullets struck a portable classroom at an elementary school near Miami, narrowly missing a student inside.

Police: 3 knives, other blades used in Chicago family deaths

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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2016, file photo, crosses and crime scene tape are seen outside a home in Chicago where six bodies were found Feb. 4. A Chicago police spokesman said Wednesday, Feb. 10 they believe three knives or other weapons with blades were used to kill five of the six family members. The victims were two boys, ages 13 and 10, two women and two men. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police believe three knives or other weapons with blades were used to kill five of six family members whose bodies were found last week in their home on the city's Southwest Side.

Deliberations resume in officer's stairwell shooting trial

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Police Officer Peter Liang, center, enters the courtroom after the lunch break in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors are deliberating for another day at the trial of a rookie New York City police officer who fatally shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell.