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Arkansas couple killed by storm...Police: Response wouldn't have changed...No discount just for whites

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 11, 2015 at 10:01 a.m.



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NASHVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The two people who are confirmed dead after tornadoes struck parts of Arkansas and Texas last night are identified as a young couple whose mobile home was hit by a twister in the Arkansas town of Nashville. A coroner says the couple's young daughter survived. Dozens of others were injured by the tornadoes, and at least ten people are still missing.

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — The police chief in Garland, Texas, says his department wasn't aware of an FBI memo to law enforcement before the shooting outside an event featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The memo provided information about one of the two men who opened fire outside the event, before being shot and killed. Garland's police chief says the information would not have changed his department's response to the event. He says the FBI bulletin on Elton Simpson in the hours before the shooting did not indicate he was an imminent threat to attack the event.

BOSTON (AP) — If a jury in Boston chooses life in prison instead of a death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv), the Boston Marathon bomber would probably go to a federal Supermax prison in Colorado. And the warden of that prison says inmates there can earn a college degree, write a book and send and receive an unlimited number of letters. He was called by prosecutors to testify today as a rebuttal witness at the penalty phase of Tsarnaev's trial -- to counter a bleak description of prison life that was given by a defense witness last week.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's another indication of the strained relationship between Russia and the United States. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Russia on his first visit to the country since relations soured over disagreements on Ukraine and Syria. And while the State Department says Kerry will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov tomorrow, the Kremlin says there's no confirmation yet that Putin will attend.

MILLIKEN, Colo. (AP) — A barbecue restaurant in northern Colorado has dropped its plan to give white customers a 10 percent discount and will offer the savings to all diners. The owner of the restaurant in Milliken had hung a sign reading "White Appreciation Day! June 11th. Because all Americans should be celebrated!!" It gained attention on social media last week, and some called it racist. The owner, Edgar Antillon, says the restaurant even received a bomb threat. A TV station (KUSA) says he's now offering the discount to everyone.

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