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Suit filed over Muslim citizenship denials, delays
Five people are suing the federal government alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their applications for citizenship and green cards.
SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership
Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, as the airline has come under fire from animal rights activists over the relationship.
Mayor hosts NYPD reform talk after chokehold death
Mayor Bill de Blasio says now is the time to transform the relationship between New York City's police and its minority communities.
Virginia, student settle lawsuit over arrest
The state of Virginia has reached a $212,500 settlement with a University of Virginia student who was arrested after her purchase of water was mistaken for beer.
Portland settles suit by officer who honored Nazis
Once-forgotten plaques placed by a Portland police officer in a city park in 1999 to honor five Nazi-era German soldiers have come back to haunt the city.
Vegas man gets life in ax attack that killed baby
A 38-year-old Las Vegas man has been ordered to life in prison without the possibility of parole for hacking a 4-month-old baby to death with a medieval-style battle ax and critically wounding the child's mother.
Jury seated in Georgia peanut salmonella trial
A jury has been seated to hear the trial of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.
Prosecutor: Woman kidnapped baby to raise as own
Federal prosecutors say a Colorado woman faked a pregnancy and kidnapped her newborn nephew in Wisconsin in hopes of passing him off as her own.
Niagara River island near Buffalo overrun by cats
A small island in the Niagara River has a big cat problem thanks to people who have abandoned felines there over the years.
3 hurt when glass falls from NYC office tower
Three people are reported hurt after glass fell from a midtown Manhattan office tower.
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