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GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Police in Garland, Texas, are offering more details on the shooting yesterday outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons. They say two men opened fire with assault rifles on officers outside the site. Garland officer Joe Harn says the two men -- who were shot and killed by one police officer -- had more ammunition with them. An officer who was shot in the lower leg was the only officer hurt. Police say a security plan for the event had been developed over several months.

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — A federal law enforcement official has identified one of the suspects in the shooting in Texas as Elton Simpson. The official says investigators are searching Simpson's property in Phoenix in connection with the case. Police say the officer who fatally shot the two gunmen likely saved lives.

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time at his trial for the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is showing emotion. He cried today as his aunt took the stand, and wiped his eyes repeatedly with a tissue. The aunt had sobbed uncontrollably after taking the stand, as she looked at Tsarnaev sitting about 10 feet away from her. The judge suggested that the defense call a different witness so she could compose herself.

DETROIT (AP) — Retired surgeon Ben Carson has made it official, telling a crowd in his hometown of Detroit that he's running for president. The former head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins hospital has never run for public office. But he's a star among some conservatives and will try to parlay his success as an author and speaker into a competitive campaign. Carson is expected to be the only high-profile African-American to enter the GOP's presidential primaries. He is the second White House hopeful to get into the Republican race today. Former technology executive Carly Fiorina declared her intent to run earlier in the day.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former political allies of New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie have pleaded not guilty after they were charged in a scheme to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge as political retribution. Christie's former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, and his former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Bill Baroni, entered the pleas through their attorneys today before a judge in Newark. Former Christie ally David Wildstein (WYLD'-steen) pleaded guilty Friday to two criminal counts.

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