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IS claim questioned...Campus sex offenses double...Lawsuit: Unwanted credit cards

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 5, 2015 at 3:41 p.m.



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PHOENIX (AP) — One intelligence analyst says the two men from Phoenix who were killed after a weekend attack on a Dallas-area Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest were likely "do it yourself jihadists." Other counterterrorism experts also have doubts about claims by the Islamic State group that it is responsible for Sunday's shooting. The White House says it's too early to say if there is a connection.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department reports there were more than 6,000 sex offenses on college campuses in 2013. The number of offenses has nearly doubled over a five-year period. That's according to a letter from department officials sent to California Sen. Barbara Boxer. Officials say the increase is the result of federal enforcement efforts and growing public attention. But school and law enforcement officials concede sexual assaults are still underreported.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Missouri have overridden the veto of a bill they say will encourage personal responsibility. The measure cuts time limits for receiving welfare benefits. Democrats say most recipients are already looking for work. The reduction means several thousand families will be dropped. Lawmakers are also trying to cut jobless benefits.

BOSTON (AP) — A Florida man who shipped guns to former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez has been sentenced to two years in federal prison. Oscar Hernandez, who is not related, had pleaded guilty to charges including gun conspiracy and lying to a grand jury. Aaron Hernandez is serving a life sentence for a murder conviction.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the city of Los Angeles charges that Wells Fargo Bank employees driven by strict sales pressure issued unwanted credit cards and opened unauthorized accounts that charged customers fees and damaged their credit. The suit alleges violations of state and federal laws. Wells Fargo blames a few rogue employees it says have been disciplined or fired.

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