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WASHINGTON (AP) — Police and other authorities in suburban Dallas aren't commenting on their response to an FBI bulletin about one of two men who attempted a weekend attack on a cultural center. It had been hosting a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest. FBI chief James Comey (KOH'-mee) says information was developed about Elton Simpson several hours in advance and was forwarded to police in Garland. He had been previously identified as a potential target for violence.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some Oklahomans have mops, brooms, shovels and umbrellas nearby. A day after intense storms generated 51 tornadoes in four Plains states, forecasters are warning that some of the same areas could be hit again tonight. Beside damage to homes and businesses, one person was killed in Oklahoma. She took cover in an undergrown shelter, which was swamped by floodwater.

BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — Thousands of officers have started saying goodbye at a wake for a New York City police officer slain on patrol. Purple bunting hung with photos of Officer Brian Moore in the windows of businesses near a funeral in Bethpage, a Long Island community. Officers from across the United States were expected to pay their respects to a fallen comrade.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries had evidence of listeria bacteria at its Oklahoma manufacturing plant as far back as March 2013. But a government investigation found that the plant continued to ship ice cream produced in that plant after inadequate cleaning. Blue Bell recalled all of its products last month. Its products are linked to three listeria deaths in Kansas, along with seven other illnesses in Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma.

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council wants sitting and lying down on sidewalks to be prohibited in more parts of town. The so-called "sit-lie" ban targets homeless camps. The current ban covers sidewalks adjacent to businesses. The new bill adds other areas including the banks of a canal.

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