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Romney throws in the towel...Man's family sues over air bag injury... "Suge" Knight booked on suspicion of murder



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney is ending his rollercoaster return to presidential politics. He says his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders." His announcement today concluded his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began. Aides say it was a deeply personal and even painful decision for the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a Texas man who died in a traffic accident is alleging in a lawsuit that he was the latest person killed by shrapnel shooting out of exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan. Carlos Solis died on Jan. 18 in a minor crash in a Houston suburb. He was in his 2002 Honda Accord. Solis' death has not been officially linked to the faulty air bags.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is being held in a Southern California jail on $2 million bail. The impresario of gangster rap was booked on suspicion of murder. Authorities say Knight hit and killed a man with his pickup truck, seriously injured another and then fled. Police say an argument at the site of a video shoot later moved to a fast-food restaurant in Compton where the vehicular incident occurred.

CLEVELAND (AP) — An amended wrongful death lawsuit over a Cleveland policeman's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who was carrying a pellet gun includes claims by his parents and sister and references to other use-of-force cases. The updated federal lawsuit has been filed against the city, the officer who shot the boy in November, another officer as well as emergency dispatchers.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of measles cases in California is climbing. Health officials say there are now 91 confirmed cases in the state, up from 79 on Wednesday. Of those, 58 infections are linked to visits to Disneyland or contact with a sick person who went to the amusement park. Half a dozen states and Mexico also have recorded measles cases connected to Disneyland.

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