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Suspension advised for judge accused of punching attorney
By By KYLE HIGHTOWER ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judicial review panel is recommending a four-month suspension for a Florida judge who was captured on video berating and threatening to assault a public defender.

Jurors silent after choosing death for marathon bomber
By By DENISE LAVOIEBOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are lying low after condemning him last week to death. Judge George O'Toole Jr. has not released the jurors' names to reporters, and none of them have come forward to talk about the experience.

Justice: NSA may have to wind down bulk collection this week
By By DONNA CASSATA WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is warning lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to wind down its bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act.

Shooter was fixated on George Zimmerman, police report says
By By MIKE SCHNEIDERORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A police report says a man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman last week had "a fixation" on the former neighborhood watch leader. The report made public Tuesday also says 36-year-old Matthew Apperson had recently been admitted to a mental institution and had shown signs of paranoia, anxiety and bipolar disorder.

Man wrongly imprisoned for nearly 40 years sues detectives
By The Associated PressCLEVELAND (AP) — A man who spent nearly 40 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit has sued the Cleveland police officers whom he says framed him in 1975. Fifty-eight-year-old Ricky Jackson is believed to have served the longest prison sentence in U.S. history for someone wrongfully convicted.


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