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NM police shooting arraignments...Embattled lawmaker resigns...India train bombing convictions

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 11, 2015 at 2:50 a.m.



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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Arraignments are scheduled today in the police shooting of a homeless man armed with two knives near New Mexico's largest city. An Albuquerque police officer and a retired detective are facing second-degree murder charges in the death of James Boyd last year. Defense lawyers say Boyd was a threat and the shootings were justified.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republican state Rep. Todd Courser has decided to avoid possible expulsion by his colleagues by resigning over an extramarital affair and a cover-up attempt. The decision came amid a marathon overnight session in the House over whether he and Rep. Cindy Gamrat should stay in their jobs. Yesterday, a special six-member House committee recommended expulsion. But GOP-controlled chamber had been deadlocked for hours.

NEW DELHI (AP) — A dozen suspects have been convicted of murder and criminal conspiracy charges in India stemming from the 2006 bombings of several commuter trains that killed 188 people and wounded 800 others in Mumbai. The judge who found them guilty says he will announce their sentences on Monday after hearing arguments from the prosecutors and defense attorneys. They face the death penalty.

JOSO, Japan (AP) — Flooding has receded somewhat, but a vast area of the Japanese city of Joso remains waterlogged today from a rain-swollen river burst through its eastern bank, killing at least one person and leaving 22 missing. Shocked residents and officials are just starting to assess the previous day's damage. Some houses lean forward, knocked partially off their foundations. The worst-hit are entirely gone.

NEW YORK (AP) — A mixture of private commemoration and public reflection will mark today's observance of the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Victims' families will gather at New York's ground zero this morning for what has become a tradition of tolling bells, observing poignant moments of silence and reading the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed. The memorial will reopen to the public after that. The Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania just opened its new visitor center.

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