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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — More than 1,000 people have turned out for a memorial for two police officers who authorities say were gunned down in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, over the weekend. Workers initially set up 800 chairs and many more were needed. Hundreds of people stood along the walls and spilled into the lobby. With photos of the uniformed men projected above the stage, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant — himself a former police officer — said the city was enduring a difficult, sad time. Marvin Banks and his girlfriend have been charged with murder in the officers' death. Banks' brother has been charged as an accessory and a friend has been charged with obstruction.

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted two years ago of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager, has escaped serious injury in his latest involvement with gunfire in Florida. Zimmerman today was sprayed with glass from his car windshield and other debris when someone fired a gun at his head. Zimmerman's attorney, Don West, said the bullet missed him. West says Zimmerman was released from a hospital. He says Zimmerman thinks he may know who is responsible for the shooting and is cooperating with authorities.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Audio recorded by a South Carolina deputy's dashcam indicates that he gave a man who had phoned 911 for help less than two seconds to drop a gun before shooting him in the neck. Video provided to Charleston-area media outlets shows that the sheriff's deputy shouted "show me your hands" and fired almost immediately, hitting Bryant Heyward behind his home last week. Heyward is black and was critically injured in the shooting. Deputy Keith Tyner is white and has been suspended during the investigation. a0940)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. Jeffrey Sterling of O'Fallon, Missouri, was facing a recommended sentence of 20 years or more under federal sentencing guidelines for violations of the Espionage Act. A jury convicted him of telling New York Times journalist James Risen about a classified plan to trick the Iranian government by slipping flawed nuclear blueprints through a Russian intermediary.

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Alabama woman to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the death of her 9-year-old granddaughter. Savannah Hardin collapsed after running and died three days later in 2012. Prosecutors say Joyce Hardin Garrard made the child run for hours as punishment for a lie about candy. Garrard denied that she meant to harm the child. She told jurors the girl was running as practice because she wanted to do better in a race at school.

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