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Hillary Clinton sends message... Cause of Waco brawl... Man's Zimmerman 'fixation'

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 19, 2015 at 11:41 a.m.



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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling on the State Department to speed up the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state. The Democratic presidential front-runner told reporters in Iowa: "I want those emails out." The disclosure that Clinton had conducted State Department business on a private email account has been a source of controversy.

WACO, Texas (AP) — Police in Waco, Texas, say a weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs that killed nine people apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member's foot. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says of the 18 who were injured, seven remain hospitalized. He says the investigation is being hampered by some who "are not being honest" with authorities.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman last week is described in a police report as having "a fixation" on the former neighborhood watch leader. Lake Mary police say Matthew Apperson had recently been admitted to a mental institution. Zimmerman and Apperson had a previous road-rage encounter last September, when Apperson alleged that Zimmerman had threatened him.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure to create a nationwide alert system to help catch anyone who hurts, kills or makes credible threats against police officers. The new system would be similar to the Amber Alerts used to find abducted children. The bill is named for two New York City police officers who were shot days before Christmas by a man who later killed himself.

DENVER (AP) — The latest in a series of Pacific storms spreading damp weather across the West is raising concerns of flooding in areas stripped bare by forest fires. But it's also raising hopes of relief in drought-stricken states. In the mountains, up to 2 feet of snow are expected. The storm has dropped heavy rains in Utah and parts of Arizona and California in recent days.

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