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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney is throwing in the towel. The former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee will not be a candidate for the 2016 nomination. His announcement today followed a three-week fact-finding effort that revealed significant resistance to another Romney campaign.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight is behind bars in Los Angeles County after being booked on suspicion of murder Sheriff's deputies say the former hip-hop music mogul hit and killed a man with his pickup truck on Thursday, hurt another and then fled. His lawyer says he was an innocent victim who accidentally ran over his friend and the other man as he tried to escape an attack.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A sheriff says the shotgun used by a man who was killed in a confrontation with police in suburban Minneapolis was illegally channeled to him by a straw buyer. But prosecutors say the alleged straw buyer was released because of insufficient evidence. Raymond Kmetz was killed Monday after opening fire on officers outside the New Hope City Council chambers.

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed to watch the team take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl while on trial for murder in Massachusetts. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson says Hernandez is not allowed to watch television and has other restrictions imposed on him because he's isolated from other prisoners.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge says a funeral home that sold Lee Harvey Oswald's original casket for $87,468 must return it to the accused presidential assassin's brother. Robert Oswald had bought the pine bluff casket for his brother. The family says it thought the original casket had been thrown away, but the funeral home actually kept it in storage before selling it at auction.

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