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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon Is rushing 2,000 lightweight shoulder-fired weapons to Iraqi forces. The shipment comes following a recent plea from Iraq's prime minister, who asked for help against extremists. A Pentagon spokesman says the weapons, known as AT-4's, are effective against the militants' use of car bombs. They were used over the weekend when Islamic State took control of the city of Ramadi.
KLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is doubling down on his promises of pre-emptive strikes to prevent what he says are certain future attacks on American soil. Speaking at a Republican gathering in Oklahoma, the likely presidential hopeful said he's convinced "radical Islamic terrorists" are planning to attack the U.S. Walker offered no evidence and didn't say what military actions he'd authorize.
BALTIMORE (AP) — All six of the Baltimore police officers facing various charges in connection with the death a man injured while in police custody have been indicted by a state grand jury. State's Attorney Angela Mosby has said Freddie Gray suffered a severe spinal injury April 12 after police handcuffed, shackled and placed him head-first into a van. Attorneys for the officers have said in court documents they are the victims of an "overzealous prosecution."
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A manhunt is underway in Missouri for a registered sex offender suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son. Police staged an unsuccessful raid on a home in western Missouri today. Former boyfriend James Barton Horn Jr. was charged last month for allegedly keeping the woman in a wooden box. The mother and son were found shot to death today.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players — often illegally -- to keep them on the field. The lawsuit updates and revises some of the allegations made in a federal lawsuit last year on behalf of 1,300 former players against the NFL. That complaint was dismissed by a federal judge in California.
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