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Man accused of Wisconsin Masonic temple plot pleads not guiilty
The man accused of plotting to attack a Milwaukee Masonic temple in the name of Islam has pleaded not guilty to federal gun charges in the case.

Martin Shkreli sued by artist over Wu-Tang Clan album
A Long Island artist has sued ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli and others over use of his art in a Wu-Tang Clan album.

Emanuel AME Church Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
A group of politicians from Illinois nominated the Emanuel AME Church of Charleston, South Carolina, where nine people were brutally gunned down during a Bible study last June, for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Cleric arrested during Ferguson protest acquitted
A cleric arrested during a protest in Ferguson has been found not guilty of willfully disobeying a police order to disperse.

Officer injured in shootout with Boston Marathon bombers to retire
A transit police officer who was shot and critically wounded during a gun battle between police and the Boston Marathon bombers announced his retirement Tuesday, citing the lingering effects of his injuries.

Joel Osteen Tells Believers: 'Quit Being Against Yourself'
A new book by Lakewood megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen reminds readers that words have power, and aims to help people kick the habit of speaking negatively and to invite good things through the power of the tongue.

Most 'Churchless' US City Inspires Gospel Movement Using Church Network
Churches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area were mostly individual assemblies that were disconnected from one another. The Transforming the Bay With Christ initiative hopes to change all that.

New England digs out from latest storm; snow falls in Mid-Atlantic
A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod fell short of forecast snowfall totals and spared the Northeast the widespread power outages that had been predicted.

California farmers reap record sales in record drought
A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the drought.

Pastor's widow: Daughters must live without 'sense of fear'
The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church says shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to reopen emotional wounds.

Connecticut trooper shot to death during Texas hunting trip
Connecticut State Police say a veteran trooper has been shot to death during a hunting trip in Texas.

Iowa college to hire shooting coach despite alumni objection
An Iowa college is sticking with its decision to hire a full-time coach for its shooting sports club, despite opposition from alumni and others who say guns have no place on the liberal arts school's campus.

Animal hospital owners arrested on drug trafficking charges
The owners of a North Carolina animal hospital were arrested Monday on drug trafficking charges, investigators say.

4 arrested after driver shot in car on Los Angeles street
A man was found shot to death early Tuesday inside a bullet-riddled car at a Los Angeles intersection, and four suspected gang members were later arrested after a police pursuit on two freeways, authorities said.

'White guilt' video shown to high school students irks community
An animated film designed as a lesson in “racial discourse” for students at a Virginia high school has led to backlash from community members who’ve taken issue with not-so subtle references to so-called white privilege throughout the video.

Officer injured in shootout with marathon bombers to retire
A transit police officer who was shot and critically injured during a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers is retiring.

Man accused of killing sheriff's deputy at gas station found mentally incompetent
A Houston man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy at a gas station last summer has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial for capital murder.

Four arrested after driver in Uber-marked car shot dead
Police say a driver was shot to death in his car on a Los Angeles street and four suspects were later arrested following a vehicle pursuit.

Arizona bill aims to give state the right to refuse refugees
Legislation being proposed by an Arizona House Republican would allow the state to refuse to help resettle refugees if it can't ensure they have been properly screened and vetted for terrorism risks.

Former Tyco CEO named board chairman of ex-prisoners group
A former business titan convicted in a notorious corporate fraud case is now board chairman of a nonprofit that helps ex-prisoners.

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